Minty Confetti Nails

This is a quick look I did using the Barry M confetti effect nail paint that they released earlier on in the year.

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I painted all nails with 2 coats of a mint pastel green shade.

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To all nails except the ring finger I added a few coats of the confetti effect. This one is called Sour Apple and is made up of almost turquoise and yellow rectangular flecks. Like with some glitters there was a lot of ‘blobbing’ needed to spread it across the nail evenly. This nail effect nail paint reminds me of a cheaper version of the feather effect polishes by Nails Inc.

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To the ring finger I added a single simple silver rhinestone to finish off the whole look.

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I think the confetti effects are a nice alternative to using a glitter nail paint in a design, especially if you want something similar to glitter, but which is not sparkly. The only problem is that just like glitter it is hard to remove lol.

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Sequined Rainbow Nails

This week’s design uses one of the Sequin Effect Nail Paints by Barry M. This one is simply called Pink Sequin.

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I used 2 coats of this on all nails except the ring fingers. It has a pink base colour with large multi coloured pieces of glitter in it, hence where the sequin name comes from. As well as this, in the base there was also a grit type material to give more texture to the nail paint. Similar to the texture effect nail paint that they released before this.

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To the ring fingers I used 2 coats of a dark pink shimmery colour. On top of that I added a line of different coloured rhinestones. The colours used match the colours found in the sequin nail paint.

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However, I found that the finish of the sequin effect is just too textured, which makes it a bit rough and scratchy lol. I liked their previous textured nail paints, but although they were textured, it was still a smooth finish that I liked feeling the texture off.

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The sequin effect was just too rough for me, even after adding a top coat, although this did help. I also found, which is perhaps due to the texture that it chipped a bit easier than normal nail paint. Despite this I still like the sequin effect as I am a big fan of all things unique and different.

Rock Chick Bling Nails

I had a bit of a job taking the photos of this week’s design. I didn’t have access to the camera I normally use and so had to use an older more complicated camera lol. Despite this, even though this design was very simple to create, I was really pleased with the outcome.

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For all nails except for the ring fingers I painted them with Barry M’s Gold Mine Glitter. This has a black base and is full of flecks of gold glitter.

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I applied 3 coats of this to get the look that I wanted. On just the ring finger I applied 2 coats of a plain black shade.

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Once this was dry I added a line of false nail glue down the middle of the ring fingers. To this I added 3 gold coloured square nail studs to each nail. Normally I attach things to my nails (for example rhinestones) using just plain top coat as the glue. However I recently tried these studs on a friends nails and they came off quite easily. I think this is due to the concave nature of the underneath of the studs.

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The only problem I had is that I got a little glue onto the tool I was using to place the studs. So at one point the studs were sticking to the tool instead of my nail lol. Anyways after a bit of frustration everything turned out fine.

Pastel Halves Nails

This was quite a quick and simple design I did, yet I still feel it looks quite pretty. I find it’s amazing how just a bit of striping tape or a few dots with a dotting tool can completely hide the fact that you was in a rush or didn’t have enough time to do anything more fancy.

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First I painted all nails with 2 coats of a pastel pink colour. I covered the entire nail on each finger.

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Once this had had a bit of time to dry I painted the bottom halves with a pastel mint green shade. I applied 2 coats so that the colour was even.

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Once this was dry I then used some gold striping tape and applied this along the halfway point of each nail where the two colours meet.

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The good thing about the striping tape is that it hides the freehand line created where the 2 colours meet. This makes the whole thing look a lot neater and professional.