Bronze Negative Space Nails

I think the bronze colour I used for this design goes really well with the black stamping.

I started by painting a large bronze tip to the ring and thumb finger nails. I used a flat brush to help define the shape and then went over this with a second coat.

On the remaining nails I covered the entire nail with 2 coats of the bronze. This colour is from Barry M’s Molten Metals.

I then stamped in black over all the bronze areas using a design from Born Pretty plate BP-L052. I used liquid tape to prevent any stamping getting on the areas of nail that I had left plain.

I then took a small dotting tool and the same black to dot a row along the line where the bronze and the bare nail met on the thumb and ring fingers. I finished off the design by placing a small silver rhinestone in the middle of each of these lines of dots.


Magnetic Gold Dotticure Nails

This design is a simple gold dotticure accent nail with a magnetic gold polish used for the remaining nails.

I started by painting the ring fingers in a 2 coats of a brown shade.

On the remaining nails I used 2 coats of a magnetic gold polish. On the second coat I used a magnet with a diagonal stripe pattern to make the design.

To finish off the ring fingers, I used a gold polish and a small dotting tool to add a pattern of dots. I tried to place the dots in curved lines to make a pattern. I then top coated everything.

Unfortunately the top coat dissolved the effect of the magnetic polish a bit. It looked so much better beforehand. I wish I had remembered to take my photos before adding the top coat.

Matte Glitter Triangle Nails

I think this design looks so much nicer with a matte coat over the top. Sometimes I quite like to put matte over the top of glitter.

I started by painting my thumb and ring fingers with 2 coats of a dense fine pink glitter.

On the remaining nails I used 2 coats of a greyish lilac shade.

Using a striping brush I carefully painted triangle shapes to the tips of the greyish nails in the pink glitter. I did think about using tape to make the lines perfect but I was feeling a bit lazy in the end, so I opted to do it freehand.

I firstly used my normal topcoat for durability and then afterwards added a layer of a matte topcoat.

Magnetic Flicks Nails

For this design I wanted to use a magnetic nail paint as the background for the design so that it wasn’t just plain.

I started by painting all nails in 1 coat of a dark blue magnetic nail paint.

On the second coat of the same colour I used a magnet with a sort of wavy line pattern to make the magnetic effect.

Once this was dry I took some acrylic paint in white and mixed a light blue colour. I first used a very thin brush to paint 2 light blue flicks on the one corner at the base of each nail. I then used the white to add 3 more flicks next to this.

I still feel I need a lot more practise to make my flicks look any good. I then added a single light blue rhinestone to the corner where the flicks originated from before covering everything in a top coat.