Strawberry Nails

This week’s design is some jucy strawberry nails.

I started by painting my thumb and ring fingers in 2 coats of a shimmery bright red shade.

On the remaining nails I used 2 coats of a light pink shade with flecks of silver glitter in it.

To the red nails I then used a thin nail art brush and a green shade to paint the leafy stems. I used the same brush with a yellow shade to paint in the strawberry seeds.

I finished off the design by adding 2 different strawberry fimo clay decorations to each of the pink nails.

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Pink Circular Gradient Nails

This was a nice simple design that works good for short nails.

I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of a light pink shade.

I then used a darker bright pink shade and a round sponge to sponge a gradient effect into the centre of each nail.

On the middle and ring fingers I finished off the design with some embellishments.

I used 3 pink flower shaped nail gems on each of those nails with a couple of nail beads in between.

Polka Dot Sparkle Nails

This time around I went for a simple bright pink dotticure mixed with some negative space and pink glitter.

I started by painting my thumb, index and little fingers in 2 coats of a hot pink shade.

On top of these nails I then took a deep dark red and a medium sized dotting tool to spot a polka dot design over them.

On the remaining nails I used a dense fine pink glitter. I painted the bottom halves of these nails in a curved diagonal shape to leave some negative space at the base of the nails.

Across the line where the glitter and negative space met, I used a small dotting tool and the same deep red to place a line of dots. However I feel I shouldn’t have placed them so close together so that you could see the induvidual dots better.

Marbled Transfer Nails

For this design I tried out some marble effect nail transfers.

I started by painting the little fingers in a pink metallic textured polish. To preserve the finish of this polish I painted 1 coat, then a coat of top coat and the another coat of the polish.

To the rest of the nails I used 2 coats of a lighter pink polish that has small flecks of silver glitter in it.

On the middle fingers I added a single black petrol coloured rhinestone.

On the ring and thumb fingers I painted a layer of nail adhesive. Once tacky I applied the nail transfer sheet and rubbed over it with a cuticle stick before peeling it away. I then finished with a top coat.

Pink Floral Accent Nails

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.

Pink Floral Half Moon Nails

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.

Pink Gems and Beads Nails

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.

Pink Gold Leaf Nails

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.

Pink Marble Nails

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.

Pink Stamp and Studs Nails

I really like how the colours go together for this design. Especially the black stamped over the pink.

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I started by painting all nails except my middle and little fingers in a cream shade. On the others I painted them in a pink shade. Both these colours are from Barry M’s Coconut infusion range. I really love the pink shade.

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To the index and little finger I attached a single rectangular gold stud and finished them off with a top coat. To the middle fingers I used a florally type pattern from a stamping plate labelled ‘Tian Xin 19’. I stamped the pattern over the entire middle nails using a black stamping polish from Konad.

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To the remaining nails, I used masking tape to tape off one half of the nail. I used the pink shade over this and peeled the tape away to make the nail half of each colour. Once this was dry I used the masking tape in the same position again. I then used the same stamping design and black polish to apply the design over the pink half of the nail.

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I then removed the tape and cleared up around the stamped nails. Then to cover the line down the middle of the thumbs and ring finger nails, I applied a row of the same gold studs. I then finished everything off with a top coat.