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 off by painting all nails in 2 coats of a neon pink shade to make my base.
Next I went over everything with 2 coats of Barry M’s ‘Starlet’ from their Glitterati collection.
I really love the brightness of the pink along with the sparkle of the glitter in this shade.
Next I took a metallic gold shade and a thin nail art brush. Starting at the tip of the nail and working towards around the middle of the nail, I painted thin lines along the width of the nail, making sure to leave a bit of a gap in between each line. I repeated this for each nail.
I then repeated the same to fill in the gaps between the lines I had just painted. However this time I made the lines a little shorter. It did not matter whether the lines looked ‘perfect’ as it is all part of the effect.
For this design I started by painting my ring and thumb nails in 2 coats of a pastel yellow.
On the little finger, I used 2 coats of a pastel pink, 2 coats of a lilac shade on the index fingers and 2 coats of a mint shade on the middle finger nails.
On the little fingers I then used 2 coats of of ‘Starlett’ from Barry M’s Glitterati collection. On the middle fingers I used 2 coats of their ‘Catwalk Queen’ shade and 2 coats of ‘Socialite’ on the index fingers.
On the remaining fingers with pastel yellow as the base colour, I used striping tape to tape off the bottom corner on a diagonal. I filled in this bottom corner with a pastel pink shade.
Once this was dry, I taped off the opposite corner on each of the yellow nails on the diagonal 2 times. I painted in the top section with a mint colour and the bottom corner with lilac in order to create 2 stripes that overlapped the pink and yellow.
I’ve been really wanting to try out more matte designs recently.
I first painted all nails in 2 coats of my base colour, which is a shade by Barry M called ‘Dusky Mauve’ and has a subtle amount of fine purple shimmer in it.
On the ring finger I then painted 2 coats of a purple translucent shade packed with glitter.
I then sponged the same glitter shade onto the tip end of the thumb nails in order to make a gradient.
I then painted all nails in my normal top coat for durability before going over everything with 2 coats of a matte top coat by Avon called ‘Satin top coat’. This has a fine pink shimmer in it which added an extra dimension to the overall look as making everything matte flattens out the glitter used on the ring fingers.
For this design I started off by painting all my nails in 2 coats of a black shade.
Next, I took 2 of the shades from Barry M’s Glitterati collection called ‘Starlet’ and ‘Fashion Icon’. I painted one coat on the tip of the ring fingers in a straight line in Starlet. On the remaining nails, I repeated the same on the tips with the Fashion Icon shade.
Next I went over everything with my normal top coat to make everything more durable.
Then I made everything matte by painting 2 coats of a matte top coat over all nails.
Lastly, I went over the glittery tips with a second coat to make them glossy and vibrant again.
I’ve been wanted to try a rose design for a long time, but it has always looked like it can be too easy to mess the whole thing up lol.
First I added by background to each nail. I put one coat of a dark blue and then went over this with a multi coloured glittery nail polish.
Next, I put a light pink circle on each nail where I wanted the rose to be. Next to this I added 2 light green triangular shapes in order to make leaves.
On the leaves, I put a thin dark green line down the middle. Then on the roses, I took a dark pink and a thin brush to start adding in the detail for the petals. To do this I did a small ‘c’ shape in the middle and a slightly larger one opposite, but facing it. I then added 3 more curves roughly around the outside of the flower.
To finish the design off I added in some highlights in a similar way. I used a shimmery white shade and added little curves near the darker curves that I had already placed. Overall I’m happy with how it turned out, and it wasn’t as hard as I expected.
This was a simple design using some nail art vinyls I got recently in the shape of lightning bolts.
First I painted all nails in one coat of a white base colour to help the yellow go on in less coats. Then I painted one coat of a yellow over the top of this. If I were to just leave it like this, I would of needed another coat of the yellow. But as only a small area of this would be exposed in the end, I left it as it was.
Next, I worked on one nail at a time, after they had been left to dry for a long time. I took my lightning bolt nail art vinyl and placed it on the nail in the area I wanted.
I quickly painted over the top of the whole nail in a purple shade that was packed with multicoloured glitter flakes. As soon as I had painted one coat I immediately painted a second so that it was not too transparent.
I then carefully removed the nail art vinyl before it had chance to dry too much. After a couple of minutes, I then added my top coat to this nail. I then repeated this same process on the remaining nails.
These feel quite wintery to me even though they are not based on any kind of winter theme/design.
Firstly I painted all nails with 2 coats of a nude shade.
Next, I painted the bottom halves of each nail with my glittery shade. I used a blueish shade from Barry M’s glitterati collection called ‘Catwalk Queen’. I had to use 3 coats to get the thickness that I wanted.
Next I used a makeup sponge and painted a line of both the nude and glittery shade next to each other. I sponged this over the line where both colours met on each nail in order to create a slight gradient effect.
Then using a thin nail art brush, I painted on some dark blue flicks on each nail in the design I wanted.
I finished the design off by adding some more flicks on top of everything in a silvery colour.
I think I should have taken the photos for these against the normal grey table I use instead of my kitchen worktop. Believe me when I say the colours in this design look a lot better in person than in these photos.
I painted all my nails in 2 coats of a nude shade in order to make my natural nails look better.
Then using a pinkish shade from Barry M’s glitterati collection called ‘Starlet’, I painted a curved tip to the bottom half of each nail. I used 3 coats for this in total.
Then using a dotting tool, I did a row of small dots in the same shade across the nude background on each nail.
To finish I did a row of dots along the glitterati area of the nail in a dark purple shade.
So these are this years ‘new years’ nails.
I painted all nails in a dark blue shade. The thumbs and ring finger got 2 coats, and the rest got one.
On the nails that were not the thumb or ring finger I then used 2 coats of Barry M’s glitterati nail paint in Rockstar, which is like a black base with lots of multicoloured glitter in it. It reminds me of a ton of stars in the sky.
Then on the thumbs I used a very small dotting tool and the same glitterati shade to draw out the numbers 2015. I went over this again to make it stand out better.
Then on the ring fingers, I used the glitterati nail paint and a thin nail art brush to put a kind of curved triangular shape. Again I went over this for a second coat. This was to make a trail behind the stars.
Lastly I added a small nail art star to the point of the triangular shapes I had painted on the ring fingers and then added on my top coat.