Simply Blackberry Nails

This was a very quick and simple design that uses only one colour, but the differences in texture still make it eye catching.

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I started by painting all my nails in 2 coats of a black shade.

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Once this was dry I used my normal top coat on all nails except the ring fingers. I then used a matte top coat over the top of this once it had dried.

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On the ring fingers I painted a layer of a clear nail polish onto one of them. I immediately applied black opaque rhinestones to the nail in order to cover it entirely.

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I then repeated this to the other ring finger before covering both of them with a coat of top coat. My dad said the ring finger nails looked a bit like black raspberries, hence the title of this post.

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Duochrome Floral Swirl Nails

For this design I wanted to use a nail stamping pattern over a duo-chrome background to add more depth to the design over stamping on a single coloured background.

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As the duo-chrome polish is very sheer, I started by painting all nails in a green colour.

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I then went over this with 2 coats of the duo-chrome polish. The one I used is by stargazer and has hues of burgundy, bronze and green.

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I then set up my stamping tools and stamped my design in black onto each nail one at a time. The plate I used is #56 by Born Pretty.

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I used a swirly floral pattern off this plate. As the pattern on the plate is quite large, I used a different section of the pattern each time I used it to stamp. This meant all nails came out different. I finished the design by cleaning up any excess stamping on my fingers and then using a top coat.

Purple Stripes Nails

This week’s design is a nice and simple one.

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I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of a lilac shade called ‘Surfboard’ from the Coconut Infusion range by Barry M.

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Once this was dry, I took a purple striping tape. I placed one stripe of this horizontally near the tip ends of each nail.

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On the ring fingers I placed 3 more stripes of the striping tape on each nail going upwards. I tried to make these evenly spaced out.

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I then finished everything off with a top coat.

Pink and Gold Stripe Nails

I really love the pink colour I used for this design. It’s nice and bold but not too bright or neon like. This shade is called ‘Aloha’ from the Barry M Coconut Infusion range.

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I started by painting all nails except the ring and thumb nails in 2 coats of a nude shade called ‘Skinny Dip’, which is also from the Barry M Coconut Infusion range. On the remaining nails I used 2 coats of the pink shade.

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Over the nude shade I used one coat of a clear polish with small iridescent pastel coloured glitter in it. I painted this only about 3/4 of the way down the nails so that the tips were not covered.

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Next, over the nails with the nude shade, I painted the tips in a straight line using the pink shade. Once this was dry, I used a striping brush and a gold metallic shade in order to place a line over where the pink and nude colours met.

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Then on the ring and thumb nails, I did the same thing with the gold in order to mark off the tip of the nail in exactly the same way. I then placed another gold line on these nails but this time coming down the one side of the nail from the base to the tip. This created a sort of cross pattern. I finished the design by placing a rhinestone on the ring and thumb nails where the gold lines crossed over.