Rhinestone Belts Nails

For this design the placement of the rhinestones reminded me of a belt, hence the title of this post.

I started by painting my thumbs and ring fingers in 3 coats of a purple and blue diochrome polish.

On the remaining nails I used 2 coats of a dark purple shimmery polish.

In the centre of the thumb and ring fingers, I placed a large lilac square rhinestone.

I then placed 2 rows of small silver rhinestones either side of the square ones.

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Peach and Purple Sparkle Nails

I was in Boots the week before Christmas and the pretty glittery topper polish I used for this design caught my eye so I had to get it of course. It is one of the current Barry M limited edition polishes and is called ‘Fairy Lights’.

I started by painting the thumbs, ring and little fingers in 2 coats of a peachy orange shade. On the remaining nails I used 2 coats of a purple shade.

On the peach nails I then went over it with a topper polish that had fine gold shimmer in it. On the thumb and ring fingers I then used a very thin brush to mark out a curved area in the purple polish and then filled one side of this in with 2 coats of the purple.

Over all purple parts on all nails, I then used the glittery topper polish; Fairy Lights. I actually think it would have looked prettier if I had only used one coat as the coverage was a lot denser than I expected.

I then completed the design off with some rhinestones by placing them along the lines on the thumb and ring fingers where the 2 different polishes meet.

Petrol Rhinestone Nails

For this design I used a duochrome magnetic polish and paired it with some petrol effect rhinestones that had similar colours.

I started by painting the ring and middle fingers in 2 coats of a sea green polish.

On the remaining nails I used 2 coats of the duochrome magnetic polish. This polish is mainly purple with tones of gold and green.

On the 3rd coat I used a magnet with a chevron sort of pattern to create the magnetic effect.

On the green nails I placed a petrol coloured rhinestone onto each.

Matte and Gloss Nails

For this design I mixed areas of a gloss and matte finish over the same base colour.

I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of a bright pink shade.

Over the top of this I used 2 coats of a topper polish with very fine gold shimmer in it.

On the thumbs, ring and middle fingers I then placed a curved row of rhinestones on each.

I then used a top coat over everything. Once this was dry I used 2 coats of a matte top coat on the nails where I used rhinestones. I used the matte top coat only on the bottom half of the nails going up to the line made by the rhinestones.

Sea Duochrome Stamped Nails

This one is titled after the fact that the base colour is from the ‘Under the Sea’ range by Barry m.

I started by painting all nails in one coat of a lilac shade, as the main base colour is quite sheer.

I then went over this with 2 coats of my duochrome base colour. This is a shimmery pastel lilac that changes to a pastel blue shade.

I then stamped over the base half of each nail in a black stamping polish using a kind of floraly mandala pattern.

I then finished of the design with a layer of top coat. A pretty but easy design to create.

Metallic Shimmer Dotticure Nails

This was an easy but bold design using 3 different metallic shimmery polishes.

I started by painting my thumb and little fingers in 2 coats of a gold dense shimmery polish.

On the ring fingers I used 2 coats of the same kind of polish but in pink. On the remaining nails I used the same but in blue.

I then used a medium sized dotting tool to place spots in different patterns on each nail. Some nails had curves of dots and others lines.

On each nail I used the 2 colours that were not used as the base colour. The curve or line of dots that I placed in one colour was followed with the other remaining colour.

Matte Colour Block Nails

I quite like how the colours go together in this design and I also like putting matte top coats over shimmery polishes as it gives it a frosted look.

I started by painting the little fingers in 3 coats of a fine glitter polish with gold and pink in it. This is called Pink Luxe from Barry M’s Molten Metals range.

On the index fingers I used 2 coats of a grey polish. I then used masking tape to tape off a diagonal section across the nails. I used the pink glittery polish on the bottom half of these nails and then removed the tape.

On the remaining nails I used 2 coats of a cream nude polish. I taped off the top section of these nails like before and painted the bottom section of the nail with the grey polish. Once this was dry I repeated this lower down on the nail and used the pink polish. This left me with a diagonal section of each of the 3 colours on these nails.

To complete the design I used my normal top coat over all nails and then went over it with a matte top coat.

Pink Sparkle Crescent Nails

This is a very simple design in terms of how it looks, but I’m not that great at painting details free hand, especially when trying to paint with my left hand.

I started by painting all nails in a pink and gold glitter polish from Barry M’s Molten Metals range called ‘Pink Luxe’. I used 3 coats as it was quite sheer.

Afterwards I took the thinnest brush I have and a black acrylic paint. I used this to paint a thin crescent at the base of each nail.

I then decided it was a bit plain so I placed a single small black petrol effect rhinestone onto the ring and thumb fingers.

I placed it at the centre of the crescents. However I feel it didn’t really improve the design much as you can barker see it. I guess a small gold stud would have looked better.

Pastel Duochrome Stamped Nails

For this design I used a pastel pearl lilac shade with a blue duochrome effect in it. To go along with this I used a bright blue and then used a purple pearl shimmery topper polish over the top of it. However after stamping over it I couldn’t get the camera to pick up the purple shimmer over the blue and so it just looks blue.

I started by painting all nails except the thumbs with 3 coats of the pastel duochrome shade as it is quite sheer.

On the thumbs I used 2 coats of a bright blue. I also used this polish to paint a diagonal blue section to the bottoms of the ring and middle fingers.

I then went over all the blue polish with a purple pearl shimmery topper polish before going around all the blue areas with liquid latex.

I then completed the design by stamping a floral design in white over the blue areas. I also placed a line of rhinestones on the middle and ring fingers where the blue and lilac shades met.

Foxglove Nails

My mom has had Foxglove plants in her front garden for as long as I can remember and I decided to use them as the inspiration for this week’s nails.

I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of a light shimmery blue shade for my background.

Next I used a dark green acrylic paint and a thin brush to paint between 1 – 2 stems on each nail.

Then I used a lilac shade and painted little lines angling downward on either side of some of the stems to make the foxglove flowers.

Finally I repeated the same for the remaining stems but using a darker purple shade for the flowers.