For these nails I was going for an almost negative space design by using a pearly shimmery gold topper polish over the negative areas.
I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of the shimmery gold topper polish so that the nail could be seen through it.
Then I took a dark blue polish and painted 2 coats of this on the tip half of each nail.
To cover the line where the blue polish ends I used a stripe of gold glittery striping tape across the middle of each nail.
I find the tape sticks down better if you use some nail adhesive with it. I then covered everything with a layer of a standard top coat because I find it holds things down better before finishing with a layer of quick dry top coat.
This design is pretty subtle in the way that the gold does not stand out much against the base colour, but I think the colour combo look pretty together.
I started by painting all nails in a greyish shade that has a mix of gold and bronze shades of very fine shimmer.
On the middle and ring fingers I stamped in gold at the base of the nails.
I then used a dense fine gold glitter polish and a makeup sponge to sponge a bit of a gradient onto the tips of each of the nails.
At first I was going to put a matte top coat over the top of everything, but in the end I decided to leave it glossy. I felt the matte might have made it too hard to see the stamping.
For this week’s design, I started off by painting all my nails in 2 coats of a dark blue shade.
Next I used a top coat with very fine pinkish shimmer in it. Unfortunately it didn’t really photograph very well, but it does look pretty when the light hits it right.
Afterwards I took a glittery light blue shade and a dotting tool. I used this to place dots in a gradient type effect.
I did this by concentrating a larger amount of the dots near the base of the nail. I always made the sizes of the dots smaller as they got further from the base of the nail.
For this design I wanted to try out making my own nail ‘stickers’ in triangle shapes using a silicone mat.
I started by painting 3 rectangles in my 3 chosen colours onto a silicone mat. I used 2 coats for each and used an orange, shimmery blue and glittery purple shade. I left this to dry really well.
Once they were dry I carefully peeled them from the mat and cut each rectangle into 4 triangles to make my triangle stickers.
On my nails I used 2 coats of the orange shade on my thumbs, the blue on the index fingers, and the purple on the little fingers. On the remaining fingers I used a cream shade to make the background for my stickers.
Using clear polish as a glue, I stuck the triangles down onto the cream coloured nails. I wanted the to overlap in the middle. I cut/removed any excess sticker from eat nail and then finished off with a top coat. Unfortunately it did get a little messy and smudgy in places when sticking the triangles down but the top coat did help to disguise this a little.
For this design I tried out some gold nail stickers I bought from the Born Pretty website along with a bold blue polish.
I started by painting my thumb and ring fingers in 2 coats of a bright royal blue colour.
On the rest of the nails I used 2 coats of a light pastel blue shade.
On top of these light blue nails I used 1 coat of a very fine gold shimmer overcoat. However although it looks really pretty in reality, in the photos you can’t see it at all.
On the darker blue nails I then placed a stripe of the gold nail sticker across the width of the nail. These stickers had a design of thin gold lines going diagonally in a triangle pattern.
For this design I paired a gold magnetic polish with some gold nail stickers.
I started by painting all nails in 1 coat of the magnetic polish, but did not use the magnet.
I then painted the ring fingers in 2 coats of a black polish.
I then went over the gold nails in another coat of the magnetic polish and used the magnet with it to get the design. I used a diagonal stripe pattern magnet as I really like how the effect turns out with this one.
On the black nails I then placed a stripe of the gold patterned nail stickers vertically before finishing everything off with a top coat.
I think the result of this design is quite pretty.
I started by painting my middle and ring fingers with an off white shade with small silver flecks of glitter in it.
On the remaining nails I used a light blue shade.
On the thumbs I then used a very dense light blue glitter. This also has some flecks of gold glitter in it.
To finish off the design I used a very thin light blue glittery striping tape. I placed 1 stripe of this on each of the middle and ring fingers going vertically to the one side of the nail.
This was a nice simple and pretty design that focuses on the accent nail.
I started by painting the thumb and ring fingers in 2 coats of a light pink polish with small silver flecks in it.
On the remaining fingers I used 3 coats of a purple / bronze duochrome polish.
On the ring fingers I then placed 1 single large rhinestone in the middle of the nail around 2/3 of the way up from the tip.
Around this rhinestone I then placed the smallest rhinestones I had in a circle.
I really like how the colours of the rhinestones and the bronze works together with the brown in this design. I don’t normally think of brown when thinking of what colours I want to use, but I wanted something that worked well with the colour of the rhinestones. Also I don’t use a matte top coat very often and I think it can look nice over metallic/glittery polishes, so I thought why not use it this time.
I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of a light brown shade. However on the ring fingers I used a curved brush to paint a half moon of negative space at the base of the nail.
On the thumb, index and little finger nails I then painted 1 coat of a bronze fine glittery shade. This is from the molten metal series from Barry M called ‘Bronze Bae’.
On top of these nails I used 1 layer of my normal topcoat and then 1 coat of a matte top coat.
On the ring fingers, I added some rhinestones along the line separating the brown and the negative space in varying sizes.
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.