I was really short on time when I did this design and I hadn’t planned on having to cut all my nails down so I had to make it quick and simple.
I accidentally sliced my right hand ring finger nail while drying up one of the cutting blades in my vegetable mandolin so low down it was right where the skin joins to the nail. How I didn’t slice my finger I have no idea. So they all had to get cut down short. The nail I sliced was so hard to cut off and file without cutting the tip of my finger.
After I painted all the nails except the thumb finger nails in 2 coats of a metallic shimmery pink and bronze duochrome shade.
On the thumbs I painted 2 coats of a light cream shade.
I then finished off the design by randomly placing light pink and dark pink rhinestones as well as gold nail beads to each of the thumb 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.
Sorry for the bad photos. I actually did this design in the winter at night a couple of years ago and so only had artificial light. For this design I wanted there to be a difference in finishes between the 2 colours. Therefore I went for a plain gloss base and a shimmery duochrome over the top.
I started by painting all my nails in 2 coats of a dark blue shade. I made sure I gave this plenty of drying time.
Then, working on 1 nail at a time, I applied a zig zag shaped nail art sticker. While this was on I painted over it in my duochrome overlay.
This is a pretty pink shimmery shade that changes to tones of gold and bronze. I did 2 quick coats of this so that it was opaque but had not had enough time to dry.
I then carefully peeled off the sticker and added a top coat after it had dried for a couple of minutes.
This was a nice simple design, that looks like it was more effort than it was.
I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of a bright pink shade from Barry M’s Coconut Infusions range.
I left this so that it had plenty of time to dry as I didn’t want the base layer to get pulled when adding the foil. I then took a clear top coat. I removed all excess from the brush and then randomly stroked it across the nail, making sure that I left gaps.
I then took a gold coloured nail foil and pressed this on top of the nail and then removed it. This left random patches of gold within the pink.
I repeated this across all nails before finishing everything off with a layer of topcoat.
So as I had a very busy weekend, I decided to do a design that was very simple and quick, but I also wanted it to be very fun and bright.
I started by painting each nail in 2 coats of a different colour as I wanted each nail to be different.
Most colours were from the Coconut Infusions range by Barry M.
On the thumbs I used a orange/coral shade, on the index a light blue, on the middle fingers a bold pink, the ring fingers a sea green and on the little fingers a lilac shade.
I then finished off the design by using bright nails studs in 5 similar colours. I made sure that the colour of the stud was different to the nail it was going on though. I placed a single stud the the centre of the base of the nail.
For this design I was going for a sort of weathered copper effect, but I also wanted the finish to be matte.
I started by painting all my nails in 2 coats of a metallic teal/turquoise shade.
Once this was dry I used a bronze coloured polish and a flat brush. I brushed off any excess onto some tin foil and then used the brush to dry brush an effect over the top of each nail.
I repeated this again to try and build up the effect a bit more so that there was more prominent areas of the bronze showing through.
I then finished off the design with 2 coats of a matte top coat.
For this design I started off by painting the ring and middle fingers in a grey shade.
On top of this I did a dry brush effect, first using a white, then a light sea green and then a metallic turquoise.
On top of this I stamped a floral lace pattern in black from Born Pretty Plate BPL30.
To the thumb and index finger I used 2 coats of the sea green shade.
I finished off the little finger with 2 coats of the metallic turquoise shade.
For this weeks design I have done a pretty pink dry marble/smooshy nails design.
I started by painting my middle and ring finger nails in a white polish.
Then onto a silicone mat I blobbed some of the white polish, a grey, a lilac and a pink polish. The lilac and pink are from Barry M’s Coconut Infusions range. I then used a thin dotting tool to mix the blobs together a little.
I used some liquid tape around my nails to help with cleanup. Then, using a nail art stamper, I picked up some of the mixed nail polish from the mat and stamped it over the entire nails with the white base. I removed the liquid tape and cleaned up around the nails. Unfortunately I couldn’t really see the lilac polish in the final design.
On the remaining nails I used a light pink with silver glitter flakes from Barry M’s Coconut infusions range. I used 3 coats of this in total. I then topped everything off with a top coat.
For this design we have a mix of different things going on for each nail.
I started by painting the thumbs in 2 coats of a shimmery white shade. On top of this I used a purple crackle polish. It seems like it has been so long since I last used a crackle polish.
On the ring fingers I used DIY masking tape to tape off a triangle at the base of the nail. I painted over the nail with a dark purple shade. On top of this I painted 1 coat of a dense purple multi glitter polish, before removing the tape. On the line separating the purple from the plain nail, I placed a line of small gold coloured nail beads.
On the remaining fingers I covered the nails with 2 coats of the dark purple shade, except for the index finger on which I only used 1 coat.
I placed one single square gold nail stud on the middle fingers, and on the index finger I used 1 coat of the glitter polish.
For this design I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of a pastel sea green colour.
Once this was dry I placed a single small silver rhinestone in the middle of the base of each nail except the ring fingers.
On the ring fingers I took some small pearl effect nail art gems. I randomly stuck a few of these near the base of both ring fingers.
I then filled in the gaps with some of the silver rhinestones. I tried to shape the design almost like a half moon of nail gems at the base of the nail.
I then sealed my design together with a top coat.