I did these nails last year sometime, but I wasn’t really happy with how my pictures came out, which put me off from posting them. However here they are:
I firstly painted all my nails in 2 coats of a shimmery light brown shade. This is actually Barry M’s ‘Truffle’ Silk nail paint.
Diagonally across the bottom half of each nail I painted them in a pinkish dark red shade.
Over the red area I used a fine multicoloured top coat to add some extra sparkle.
Then where the line where the 2 colours met, I used a medium sized dotting tool and placed some dots in silver to cover the join. On the ring fingers I used rhinestones to do this instead.
I’ve been wanted to try a rose design for a long time, but it has always looked like it can be too easy to mess the whole thing up lol.
First I added by background to each nail. I put one coat of a dark blue and then went over this with a multi coloured glittery nail polish.
Next, I put a light pink circle on each nail where I wanted the rose to be. Next to this I added 2 light green triangular shapes in order to make leaves.
On the leaves, I put a thin dark green line down the middle. Then on the roses, I took a dark pink and a thin brush to start adding in the detail for the petals. To do this I did a small ‘c’ shape in the middle and a slightly larger one opposite, but facing it. I then added 3 more curves roughly around the outside of the flower.
To finish the design off I added in some highlights in a similar way. I used a shimmery white shade and added little curves near the darker curves that I had already placed. Overall I’m happy with how it turned out, and it wasn’t as hard as I expected.
For this one I used one Banana and a handful of Blueberries. I then added some milk and blended everything together. Afterwards I added a couple of scoops of vanilla ice cream and then blended it in.
I’ve tried doing designs in the past using little flicks and such, as pictures I see online always look really nice. However I always feel mine do not come out as good as I wanted them to. I think I make the lines too thick at the ends or something. This week’s design is another attempt at this style, but I still need a lot more practice lol.
First I painted all nails in 2 coats of my base coat. I went for a purple shade as it’s my favorite colour.
Next I took a silver glitter nail paint and a thin nail art brush. Onto each nail I painted one flick going down the nail and one going across from the one side.
Then I took a gold nail paint. Using the same brush I painted 2 flicks going down the length of the nail, starting from the base of the nail. I placed them so that one was on either side of where I had placed the glitter line going down the nail.
Lastly, I took a silver nail paint and placed one flick going across the nail, just above the line of glitter that I added going across.
Here are a few pearl effect elasticated charm bracelets that I have made in the past. The charm theme for these bracelets are butterflies and dragonflies.
These were the nails I did for this year’s Easter nails. They might look simple but I found them a bit more difficult to achieve than I had expected. Firstly, I painted all of my nails in 2 coats of their base colours. I went for 5 different pastel shades so that there was a different colour for each nail. The colours I used also had a shimmer effect to them which made the end result look even prettier.
For the speckled effect I used the closest colour I had to a dark brown. I painted the end of a small straw with the colour so that it made a film over the hole at the end of the straw. I then positioned it over the nail and blew air quickly down the straw to splatter it across the nail. However this is much easier said than done.
I looked online for how to make splatter effects on nails. What I had read said to simply dip the end of the straw in a blob of nail varnish that you had put on a piece of paper. But I found that nothing happened when I blew down the straw by following this method.
I also found that sometimes you get a nice spray of speckles and other times you get big blobs land instead which was not really what I wanted. Positioning your straw and the amount of air and speed of air down the straw also takes practise, as sometimes it ends up going everywhere except on the nail lol.
This can be messy so make sure you put an old towel or something where you are working. Afterwards clean up the areas around your nail from splatter. I then added my normal top coat for durability before using a matte top coat over the top to finish off the effect.
Here are a few more pearl effect elasticated charm bracelets that I have made in the past. The charms on each of these are of cute little lizards.
I was a bit busy this weekend so went for a nice and easy dotty design.
First, I painted all nails in 2 coats of my base colour. I went for a nude kind of shade.
Then I started adding dots to each nail in a multi coloured glittery polish with a black base. I first used a large dotting tool and placed a curved line of dots near the base of the nail.
I then added a row of medium dots next to this in the same way. Lastly I used a small dotting tool to repeat the process with a line of small dots.
Here are a few pearl effect elasticated charm bracelets that I have made in the past.
I’ve been feeling in the mood for flowery designs lately because of the change in seasons.
For this design I firstly painted all my nails in a dark purple colour.
Then using a large dotting tool I placed a white dot on the nail and dragged it down slightly. I then repeated this with 4 more dots going around in a circle. I did this to all nails, placing the flowers in a slightly different place on each nail.
Once this was dry I used a smaller sized dotting tool and repeated the same thing over the middle of the white dots in a dark purple colour. This is to make a flower with white and purple flowers.
I then added a white dot in the centre of each nail and went over the top of this with a pink colour containing glitter. The white helped it to stand out better.