Lilac Spot Nails

Purple is one of my favourite colours, so I always love to use different shades of purple in my nail art designs.

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For this one I started by painting all my nails in 2 coats of a shimmery lilac shade.

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Next I took a larger dotting tool and a dark shimmery purple shade. I placed random dots in this colour over all nails.

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Next I took a smaller sized dotting tool. I used the first lilac shade and placed a smaller dot in this colour in the middle of the dark purple dots I had just made.

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Lastly, using the same smaller sized dotting tool and the darker purple colour, I placed some smaller dots in random parts of the empty spaces that were remaining on each nail.

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Pastel Pink Tip Nails

I think this design would have come out better if my nails had of been longer at the time, as it would have been easier to paint in the tips.

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I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of a black/silver magnetic nail paint.

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On the second coat of this I used a diagonal line magnet in order to create the pattern.

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Once this was dry I used my top coat. This is because the nail polish being used on the tips has a slightly matte finish to it which I wanted to keep.

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I then took a pastel pink matte shade and painted across the tips of each nail.

Pink Dotty Pattern Nails

I really had no idea what to name this design. I wanted to do a pattern using dots, that was focused at the base of each nail in a half circle shape, which went around a rhinestone.

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

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Next I took a raspberry shade and a large dotting tool. I placed a large dot in the centre of the base of each nail. On top of this I placed a pink rhinestone.

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Next I took a medium sized dotting tool and placed 3 dots going around each of the large dots I had previously placed.

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I then took a small dotting tool and used this to make each of my medium dots into a kind of tear drop shape. I then placed small dots in between the gaps where I had placed the medium sized dots.

Pink and Green Bar Nails

I quite like how the colours used in this design went together.

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I started by painting the bottom half of all my nails in 2 coats of a glittery pink shade.

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Next I painted the remaining half near the tip of all my nails in a pastel green/mint shade.

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Once this had had plenty of time to dry, I taped off a section in the middle of each nail with striping tape, which overlapped the line where the 2 base colours met.

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I then filled in this section with a dark green shade and removed the tape before it had chance to dry.

Mint Peach Bar Nails

I think the combination of the peach and green shades work really well together in this design.

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I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of my base colour. I wanted each nail to be slightly different and so this was whatever colour was closest to the base of the nail.

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I then added on my second colour to each nail. I placed it so that I could split each nail into different stripes of colour. Again I attempted to randomise the order of the colours.

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Once this was dry I repeated the same with the 3rd colour, so that each nail was left with 3 different stripes of colour. On the darker green/tourquize shade, I went over it with a multi glitter top coat as I wanted each stripe to have a different finish to it.

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Lastly, I covered over the lines where the different colours met with a gold holographic striping tape. This helps to make everything look a lot neater.

Diagonal Colour Block Nails

I got the inspiration for this design from this picture I seen on Pinterest recently of a set of drawers. I really liked the colours and how simple, yet pretty it looked.

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I modified my colours slightly. The colours I used were Cappuccino, and silk effects in Meadow and Blossom by Barry M.

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Firstly I painted all nails in 2 coats of my base colour. I decided to alternate between the pink and the green. I left this to dry fully.

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Next, using striping tape, I taped off random diagonal sections across the bottom of each nail, making sure that I focused on one side of the nail at the same time. I then painted these sections in my second colour. This was the opposite pastel shade to the base colour of the nail.

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I carefully removed the striping tape before it had chance to dry. I again let this dry fully. I then taped diagonally across each nail again. This time I taped in the opposite direction and focused more on the opposite side of the nail to the previous time.

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I then painted each section in my darkest colour. I removed the tape before anything dried. After a few minuted I added my topcoat.

Raspberry Truffle Nails

I did these nails last year sometime, but I wasn’t really happy with how my pictures came out, which put me off from posting them. However here they are:

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I firstly painted all my nails in 2 coats of a shimmery light brown shade. This is actually Barry M’s ‘Truffle’ Silk nail paint.

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Diagonally across the bottom half of each nail I painted them in a pinkish dark red shade.

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Over the red area I used a fine multicoloured top coat to add some extra sparkle.

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Then where the line where the 2 colours met, I used a medium sized dotting tool and placed some dots in silver to cover the join. On the ring fingers I used rhinestones to do this instead.

Flicks and Glitz Nails

I’ve tried doing designs in the past using little flicks and such, as pictures I see online always look really nice. However I always feel mine do not come out as good as I wanted them to. I think I make the lines too thick at the ends or something. This week’s design is another attempt at this style, but I still need a lot more practice lol.

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First I painted all nails in 2 coats of my base coat. I went for a purple shade as it’s my favorite colour.

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Next I took a silver glitter nail paint and a thin nail art brush. Onto each nail I painted one flick going down the nail and one going across from the one side.

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Then I took a gold nail paint. Using the same brush I painted 2 flicks going down the length of the nail, starting from the base of the nail. I placed them so that one was on either side of where I had placed the glitter line going down the nail.

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Lastly, I took a silver nail paint and placed one flick going across the nail, just above the line of glitter that I added going across.

Mini Egg Easter Nails

These were the nails I did for this year’s Easter nails. They might look simple but I found them a bit more difficult to achieve than I had expected. Firstly, I painted all of my nails in 2 coats of their base colours. I went for 5 different pastel shades so that there was a different colour for each nail. The colours I used also had a shimmer effect to them which made the end result look even prettier.

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For the speckled effect I used the closest colour I had to a dark brown. I painted the end of a small straw with the colour so that it made a film over the hole at the end of the straw. I then positioned it over the nail and blew air quickly down the straw to splatter it across the nail. However this is much easier said than done.

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I looked online for how to make splatter effects on nails. What I had read said to simply dip the end of the straw in a blob of nail varnish that you had put on a piece of paper. But I found that nothing happened when I blew down the straw by following this method.

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I also found that sometimes you get a nice spray of speckles and other times you get big blobs land instead which was not really what I wanted. Positioning your straw and the amount of air and speed of air down the straw also takes practise, as sometimes it ends up going everywhere except on the nail lol.

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This can be messy so make sure you put an old towel or something where you are working. Afterwards clean up the areas around your nail from splatter. I then added my normal top coat for durability before using a matte top coat over the top to finish off the effect.

Subtle Spring Flower Nails

Now that spring is kind of here, I thought I would do a spring themed flower design.

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First, I painted all nails in one coat of a nude shade as it makes your nails look better than if they are just left natural.

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Next I painted diagonally across the bottom halves of each nail with a light brown shade. I wanted the colours to be subtle and neutral so that the flowers stood out more.

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Then taking a smallish dotting tool, I dotted 5 dots in a circle in a lilac colour along the line where the 2 base colours met and to the left side of the nail. I repeated this with a light blue colour, but placed it in the middle of where the 2 base colours met. Then again I repeated the same, but with a yellow colour and to the right side of the nail.

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Lastly, I finished the flowers off by placing a small white dot in the centre of each one.