So I haven’t really had a lot of time to do my nails recently so I have been generally going for just a plain polish , but today I decided to add a little something extra to make them stand out but that can be done in seconds!
I just did this on one nail, but as you can see its just a series of flicks in black, white, and bright neon pink.
I bought the trio of striper polishes from Penneys (Primark in the UK) and the Purple Nail polish is 132-Break through from Essence.
Hmmm , I havn’t written here in ages!
So I decided to do these pink ombré nails today . It gets gradually darker towards the tip of the nail.
You can use any colour combination you like . I did a base coat of white and chose 4 colours for the gradient effect:
- Wet n’ Wild -French White cream (for the base)
Starting at the cuticle colour, working towards the tip :
- No.7 (stay perfect) – cheeky chops
- Maxfactor (glossfinity) – forever glam
- Essence (Multi-dimension) – Hot stuff
- NYC – Manhattan
How to :
- I first painted a coat of white polish on all my nails and allowed it to dry thoroughly.
- Next, I took a makeup wedge sponge and soaked it with water .
- I then took each colour and painted it onto the sponge in stripes , making sure to overlap each colour slightly.
- When you have that done you just press it into your nails and wait for it to dry. I did this about 3 times for each nail as I thought it wasn’t opaque enough.
- Seal it with a top coat and your all done! (you can also add a sparkle if you like)
So seeing as its almost Christmas I decided on a snowflake Mani .I painted my nails with a dark blue/ navy colour . I added a silver glittery nail polish coat to my pinky, thumb and middle finger . I then painted on the snowflakes with a striping brush and white polish and added a coat of the silver glitter polish on top of those thin lines.
It’s easier than it looks to create the snowflakes.
Start by doing a large X on your nail, do a slightly smaller X in between this one and then do small lines coming from each section of each X to make it look more delicate and feathery.
I heard of these types of polishes ages ago and just never really tried them out. I picked one up today and gave it a shot. It’s the beauty line in penneys/primark in the UK and Ireland and retails for €1.50! I chose the light pink colour with black/ grey spots.
I really liked the effect it gave and and its something that can’t be acheived so easily with a dotting tool. I really like how the spots differed in size and the way the colours contrasted.The brush was a perfect size and I did two coats to make it quite opaque although you could probably get away with one.
Here it is !
I don’t have a clue why but the last few days I’ve had the urge to paint my nails green ! Not only do I think green is a great autumn colour , but it’s also a change from deep reds or purples. Of course I couldn’t decide which green I wanted to go with so I chose three! I painted my pinky, middle finger and thumb a dark green colour which was ‘No.7 Stay Perfect’ in the colour ‘Totally teal 330’.On my index and ring finger I painted them a lighter mint green colour which was a colour by ‘Claire’s Cosmetics’ (which has no name!) and added some vertical stripes through them in an Army green colour that I bought on Ebay in a striper nail polish set with about 40 different colours . I will link something similar below.
Nail art polishes used for striping :
This is usually the look i do on my nails when I cant decide what else to do ! It looks completely different each time when done with different colour combos so play around with colours and different finishes of polishes (shimmer, glitter , matte, metallic etc.)
Start by adding a few flicks of one colour and slowly build the up , coming from different directions and varying in lengths. this works great when done with a striping brush.
Seeing as Tartan is a big Autumn/ Winter trend this year I decided I’d do a nail tutorial on it .
You can use any colours you like but I saw a tartan pattern with these colours in it and thought they worked well together so Here it is :
Step 1 : Paint your nails a base colour ( I chose 805 grey matter by Rimmel London), and allow to dry
Step 2 : Draw a think white band along the top of the nail , leaving a small space at the top but more space at the bottom.
Step 3 : Next , using a striping brush , paint 3 black lines , one either side of the white band and one in the middle of it.
Step 4 : Add two vertical black lines beside each other , the whole length of the nails to one side.
Step 5: On the opposite side of each nail , paint one red line down the whole length of the nail and one horizontally at the bottom of the nail.