Colourful Lines Nails

This week’s design is a simple design with colourful stripes on top of a nude background. I painted the stripes freehand with a striping brush, as you can probably tell, as my lines aren’t exactly the neatest lol. I always both admire and envy nail art videos where the nail artist has such perfect brush control and can paint such perfect neat straight lines.

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I started by painting all nails in a light cream/nude shade. I used 2 coats to get an even base colour. All colours that I used are from Barry M’s Coconut Infusion range.

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I then took a striping brush and my first chosen shade for the stripes. I went with a sort of mint green colour. I painted the stripes so that they were at a different angle on each nail, but so that each hand matched.

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I then took a light blue shade and the same size striping brush and placed a stripe directly to the side of the previous line.

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I then repeated the same with my final colour which was a pink shade. I placed these stripes on the opposite side of the green line. However I think it would have been better to have the pink line in the middle as the green gets a bit camouflaged in with the blue.

Simple Short Nails

So only a few hours into the new year and I managed to break the ring finger nail on my right hand really low down. It was practically just under the line where the nail starts attaching to your finger on the one side. So I figured new year, new nails and cut them all down. I went for a simple design to compliment my nail length.

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I started by painting all nails in one of my favourite shades; ‘Surfboard’ by Barry M from the Coconut Infusions range.

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I can only best describe it as a light lilac shade which is a bit on the pink side, but also feels a bit grey at the same time. I used 2 coats on all fingers except the thumbs on which I used 1 coat.

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On the ring fingers I then applied some black petrol effect rhinestones. I placed a larger one in the top corner, and then used 5 smaller ones in a half circle around it.

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To complete the thumbs, I used 3 coats of a black multi glitter. This one is called ‘Rockstar’ from Barry M’s Glitterati polishes. I chose this shade to compliment the colour of the rhinestones.

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.

Floral Laguna Nails

This weeks design is a simple and subtle floral stamping look. I used a gold nail paint over the top of 2 of the new ‘Coconut Infusion’ shades by Barry M.

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I didn’t want this design to be bold and I didn’t want the stamping to stand out from the background colours too much either, so I feel the colours I chose worked perfectly together.

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On the thumb and little fingers I started by applying 2 coats of the shade ‘Sunkissed’. On the remaining fingers I applied 2 coats of the shade ‘Laguna’.

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Once this had dried, I applied a fast drying top coat in order to avoid ‘squishing’ the base colour when applying my stamping. However I do find the polishes from the ‘Coconut Infusion’ range do dry quite well.

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Next I used a gold metallic nail paint and a floral design from ‘Born Pretty’ stamping plate #08. I applied this over the entire area of each nail. I then finished it off with another coat of top coat.