This design was a simple mix up of different things for each nail.
On the ring fingers I painted 2 coats of an off white polish with small silver flakes in it. Once this was dry I added a row of different sized rhinestones in a curve at the base of the nail.
On the index and little fingers I painted 2 coats of a kind of greige with a hint of lilac to it.
To these nails I added an iridescent glittery top coat in gradient effect, concentrating more of the glitter near the base of the nails. I then went over this in the same way with an iridescent flakie polish. Unfortunately it didn’t pick up too well on the camera.
On the remaining nails I painted 2 coats of a dark purple. Over the top of this I used a shimmery pearl purple effect over coat. Onto the thumb nails only I also added 2 rhinestones.
I feel it’s been ages since I did dotticure flowers. This one is a simple accent nail design.
I started by painting all nails except the ring finger nails in a 2 coats of a bright hot pink colour. On the remaining nail I used 2 coats of a light pink with silver flecks in it.
Over the top of the bright pink nails I used 1 coat of a shimmery gold pearl effect polish to give the pink some extra depth.
On the light pink ring finger nails, I used a thin brush and a green polish to paint a single leaf onto them.
Then using a large dotting tool, I placed 5 dots in the bright pink in a flower shape. For the centre of the flowers I used a glittery gold polish.
This was a nice and quick purple themed design.
I painted my thumb and ring fingers in 2 coats of a dark purple shade.
On the rest of the nails I used a lilac shade.
Over the darker nails I used 1 coat of a holographic polish. I think I should have used 2 coats to get the full effect of the holo, however I wanted to be able to see the purple base come through from underneath.
On the middle fingers I finished it off by placing a row of differing sized silver nails beads along the base of the nail.
This is a super simple design that you could do for Christmas time due to the colours, or you could change the colours around for any time of the year.
I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of a bright red shade, except for the thumbs and ring fingers.
On the thumbs and ring fingers, I used a striping brush to paint a diagonal line in the same red shade starting in one corner at the base of the nail and ending about a 1/3 of the way down the nail on the opposite side.
I filled in the area closest to the tip of the nail in 2 coats of the red shade, leaving a small negative space area near the base of the nail.
On the same thumb and ring finger nails I first took a gold striping tape. I placed a diagonal stripe of this so that the line was coming from the opposite corner to the the line I had painted in red with the striping brush. I then placed a green stripe of striping tape just underneath the gold stripe, leaving a little space in between.
For this design I wanted to have triangle tips in a holo polish on each nail. However I feel the holo effect just did not show up as much as I wanted it to and that it just turned out more like silver glitter instead.
I started off by painting all nails in 2 coats of bright shimmery red shade. It’s a nice Christmasy red.
Once this was dry I took a striping brush and the holo polish that I was using to paint in the triangle shapes from the tip ends of the nails.
I felt I needed 3 coats of the holo to cover it over the red base evenly, so using the same striping brush I added 2 more coats. I wonder if I used too many coats to make the holo effect work well.
I then finished off the design by adding a single black petrol coloured rhinestone to the middle of each nail at the point of the triangle.
This was a nice simple design with a bit of stamping and a few rhinestones thrown in for some extra bling.
I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of a brownish grey colour that has fine gold shimmer in it.
After I used a floral pattern from stamping plate BPX-L019 by Born Pretty.
I used this with a white polish and stamped to the base areas of the thumb and ring finger nails only.
I finished off the design with a single rhinestone under the middle of each stamped nail area.
For this design I started by using a pink to bronze duochrome polish in order to paint a half moon design on all of my nails.
To achieve this I used a half smile line shaped brush to make things easier. I used 2 coats of the duochrome polish.
Once this was dry, I took a black polish and a very thin brush. I used this to paint a line over the edge of the duocrhome where it makes the half moon shape. I tried to do this as neatly as I possibly could.
Afterwards, I felt that the design was too plain. I decided to try and freehand some flowers in the bottom corners of the thumbs and ring fingers using the same thin brush and black polish.
However I feel this was a mistake as they turned out nothing like how I imagined it to look. I feel it is quite messy looking on my right hand especially. I think it would have been better to have done dotting tool flowers instead.
This design is a simple one with a couple of the nails in a half moon design with a floral dotticure.
I started by painting the index, middle and little fingers in 2 coats of a coral orange shade.
I the other nails I used a curved brush in the same orange shade to paint the half moon designs.
On top of the orange I then used a translucent gold pearly shimmery shade. I am obsessed with this polish. It’s from Born Pretty from their Pearl Lustre polishes.
I then finished off the design by using a dotting tool in black to put a flower in the middle of the half moons and adding a few dots to the line on either side. For the centre of the flowers I used a single rhinestone.
This was a simple glitter gradient design I made using a pot of loose iridescent glitter.
I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of a light baby blue shade.
I then used a pot of loose iridescent multi glitter and a clear top coat. I painted the tip of each nail going one at a time with the top coat and then touched the brush in a few places randomly going up the nail.
I then dipped the tip of the nail into the glitter pot. I used a sponge eye shadow applicator to dab over where the glitter went on the nail to press it in place better. I then moved up the nail slightly and continued to dab the applicator to try and create a more gradient effect between the glitter and background colour.
I then finished off with a layer of top coat. I found that more of the green comes through in the glitter in real life than what did in the pictures.
This was a simple zig zag design using a total of 3 different colours and some zig zag nail vinyls. I started by painting the thumb, middle and ring fingers in 2 coats of an off white shade that’s got small flecks of silver glitter in it.
On the other 2 nails I used 2 coats of a dark purple shade. Once these were completely dry I used the zig zag nail vinyls to mark off where I wanted to add the next colours.
On the middle fingers I used 1 vinyl to add the dark purple to the bottom half of the nails. On the index and little fingers I did the same but used a metallic rose shade instead.
On the remaining fingers I used 2 nail vinyls on each of the nails so that I could use all 3 colours. I started with the purple and then once this was completely dry I added the 2nd nail vinyl to add the rose colour.
I must admit that I was a bit impatient with the drying times and did end up having the vinyls pull off the nail colour underneath in a few places. I also found that the consistency of the chrome polish didn’t really work well with the vinyls and so the pattern was not as clear as it could have been.