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.
For this design I did something different across most of my nails, but I tried to stick to a purple theme in general.
I started by painting my thumbs in 2 coats of a lilac shade and my index fingers in 3 coats of an off white with small flakes of silver glitter. On the middle and ring fingers I used 2 coats of a dark purple, and on the little fingers I used 3 coats of a duochrome purple – bronze.
All colours were from various collections by Barry M. On the little and index fingers, I left them plain and finished off with a top coat.
On the thumbs I placed a single medium sized silver rhinestone in the middle of the base of the nail. Then around this I placed a half circle of smaller purple rhinestones.
On the remaining nails, I used some nail foil in 2 different shades of pink and one in silver. I used some normal topcoat and removed as much excess from the brush as I could before randomly placing strokes on the nail. I then stuck the foil to this. I alternated between the colours to build up the random foil effect until I was happy with it.
So originally for these nails I wanted to arrange the diamond shaped glitter flecks in neat rows. However I found it really hard getting them to line up straight and land in the right place.
So I had to change my design and go for a glitter gradient effect instead. I might have to come back to my original design again in the future.
I started by painting all nails in 1 coat of a black nail paint. I then went over this with 2 coats of a dark teal/purple duochrome by Leighton Denny.
Then onto the thumb and ring finger nails I applied the diamond flecks using a clear nail polish as glue.
The flecks got everywhere but I managed to achieve the gradient I was after. I then sealed everything together with a top coat.
I think the diamond glitter flecks look super pretty and love how they sparkle in the light.
For this design I wanted it to be quite subtle but a little bit bold at the same time.
I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of a very light pink shade.
This one is from Barry M’s frosted cupcakes collection, which has subtle flecks of silver glitter in it as well to add depth.
Once this was dry I used a thin brush and a red glittery nail polish to paint half moons on both the ring and thumb nails.
Finally I placed a line of gold coloured nail beads to cover the edge line of the half moons to neaten everything up.
This week’s design is probably the most detailed free hand design I have made so far.
I’ve been wanting to do a lace type look for a while now and the nail art pens I recently purchased from Barry M gave me the perfect opportunity to give this a go.
I first looked at examples of other lace nail art and just general images of lace in order to get ideas. I then sketched out on paper some designs until I found one I liked.
Then I started on my actual nails. I painted all nails with 2 coats of Barry M’s Blackberry Gelly nail paint and left it plenty of time to dry.
I then used their white nail art pen and carefully transferred my design over onto each nail one by one. I started by doing this on my non dominant hand first. I started by drawing what needed to go down the middle of the nail first to make it easier to fit everything in properly.
The hardest part about nail art is making your design look as good on the nails of your dominant hand lol. But I still decided to include a picture below. I think form a distance it doesn’t look too bad anyways.
Overall I was quite proud of these nails. Several people at work didn’t realise that I had drew it on free hand until I told them and let them see up close. Hope you like them!