Purple is one of my favourite colours, so I always love to use different shades of purple in my nail art designs.
For this one I started by painting all my nails in 2 coats of a shimmery lilac shade.
Next I took a larger dotting tool and a dark shimmery purple shade. I placed random dots in this colour over all nails.
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.
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.
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.
I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of a black/silver magnetic nail paint.
On the second coat of this I used a diagonal line magnet in order to create the pattern.
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.
I then took a pastel pink matte shade and painted across the tips of each nail.
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.
I started by painting all nails in 2 coats of a shimmery pastel pink shade.
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.
Next I took a medium sized dotting tool and placed 3 dots going around each of the large dots I had previously placed.
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.
I quite like how the colours used in this design went together.
I started by painting the bottom half of all my nails in 2 coats of a glittery pink shade.
Next I painted the remaining half near the tip of all my nails in a pastel green/mint shade.
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.
I then filled in this section with a dark green shade and removed the tape before it had chance to dry.
I think the combination of the peach and green shades work really well together in this design.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I modified my colours slightly. The colours I used were Cappuccino, and silk effects in Meadow and Blossom by Barry M.
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.
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.
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.
I then painted each section in my darkest colour. I removed the tape before anything dried. After a few minuted I added my topcoat.
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:
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.
Diagonally across the bottom half of each nail I painted them in a pinkish dark red shade.
Over the red area I used a fine multicoloured top coat to add some extra sparkle.
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.
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.
First I painted all nails in 2 coats of my base coat. I went for a purple shade as it’s my favorite colour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now that spring is kind of here, I thought I would do a spring themed flower design.
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.
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.
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.
Lastly, I finished the flowers off by placing a small white dot in the centre of each one.