Baby Pastel Striped Nails

For this one I went for baby blue and baby pink pastel colours to put together my design. All colours used are from Barry M’s Silk Effects.

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I started off by painting all nails except the ring and thumb finger nails in 2 coats of a pastel blue shade.

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On the remaining nails, I taped off a small section near the base of the nail. On the thumbs I filled this in with pink, and on the ring fingers I filled it in with the blue before removing the tape. I left the next section of these nails blank so that my natural nail showed through.

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I then taped off another area 3/4 down each of the nails and filled this in with a white nail polish. I then filled in the tips of each of these nails with the opposite colour to what I used at the base of the nail. So for the thumbs I used blue on the tips, and on the ring fingers I used pink.

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To complete the design, I added a few strips of gold striping tape on each of the thumb and ring finger nails. On the thumbs I used it along the edges of the white section of the nail. On the ring fingers I used it on the edge of the blue and then through the middle of the pink.

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Fire Stripes Nails

For this week’s design I tested out the fan brush I got recently in a set of small brushes.

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I started by painting all my nails in 2 coats of a peach colour.

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Next I took a yellow acrylic paint and used the fan brush to make little strokes across all nails.

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Next I used a orange paint and repeated the same.

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I completed the design by repeating on top of this with a red paint. The way the different lines of colour overlapped and mixed together reminded me of flames.

Bold Stripes Nails

For this design it took me ages to decide what colours I wanted to use lol.

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I started by painting the ring and thumb finger nails in 2 coats of white.

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On the little finger I painted 2 coats of a coral shade, on the middle finger I used a dark purple and on the index finger I used a green/teal shade.

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On all nails that were not white, I added a single silver rhinestone to each nail. I then used a top coat on all nails and allowed everything to dry fully.

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On the nails that I painted white, I used striping tape to mark out space for 3 stripes on each nail. I then used the colours from the other nails to paint a stripe of each colour before removing the striping tape. I then finished those nails off with another coat of top coat.

Pretty Pink Gleaming Nails

For this design, I started off by painting all nails in 2 coats of a neon pink shade to make my base.

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Next I went over everything with 2 coats of Barry M’s ‘Starlet’ from their Glitterati collection.

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I really love the brightness of the pink along with the sparkle of the glitter in this shade.

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Next I took a metallic gold shade and a thin nail art brush. Starting at the tip of the nail and working towards around the middle of the nail, I painted thin lines along the width of the nail, making sure to leave a bit of a gap in between each line. I repeated this for each nail.

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I then repeated the same to fill in the gaps between the lines I had just painted. However this time I made the lines a little shorter. It did not matter whether the lines looked ‘perfect’ as it is all part of the effect.

Studs and Stripes Nails

For this design I started by taking a shimmery white shade and painting 2 coats of this on my thumb, ring and little finger nails.

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On the middle finger I painted 2 coats of a dark purple and on the index finger I painted 2 coats of a bright coral shade.

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On all fingers except the ring and thumb finger nails, I placed a diamond shaped gold coloured stud near the base half of the nail in the centre.

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On the thumb and ring finger nails I placed 4 vertical strips of striping tape on each nail. I took the purple shade and filled in 2 of the taped off sections on each thumb and one on each ring finger.

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Then, using the coral shade, I filled in 2 taped off sections on the ring fingers and 1 on each thumb. I immediately removed the striping tape and then added my top coat after giving it a bit of time to dry.

Metallic Magnetic Nails

For this design, I firstly started by painting all my nails in 2 coats of a metallic goldish/bronze shade.

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Once this was fully dry, I used striping tape to tape off a section along the middle of each nail.

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To this middle section, I painted a coat of magnetic nail paint a black/grey shade to one nail.

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After waiting a few seconds I applied a second coat to this. I immediately held the magnet over this in order to create the magnetic pattern.

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I then removed the striping tape straight away before it had chance to dry. I repeated this for the remaining nails.

Silk Polka Dot Nails

For this design, I started off by painting all nails in 2 coats of a shimmery white shade from the Barry M Silk collection called ‘Pearl’.

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Next I used a purple shade from the same silk collection called ‘Orchid’. I painted 2 coats of this to the bottom half of each nail only.

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I then used the white shade again and a small dotting tool. I placed polka dots over the purple area on each nail.

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Once this was dry, I used gold coloured striping tape across the line where the white and purple background colours met in order to make it look ‘cleaner’.

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I finished off the design by placing a gold nail art stud on the middle of each nail on top of the striping tape.

Candy Glitter Nails

For this design I started by painting my ring and thumb nails in 2 coats of a pastel yellow.

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On the little finger, I used 2 coats of a pastel pink, 2 coats of a lilac shade on the index fingers and 2 coats of a mint shade on the middle finger nails.

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On the little fingers I then used 2 coats of of ‘Starlett’ from Barry M’s Glitterati collection. On the middle fingers I used 2 coats of their ‘Catwalk Queen’ shade and 2 coats of ‘Socialite’ on the index fingers.

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On the remaining fingers with pastel yellow as the base colour, I used striping tape to tape off the bottom corner on a diagonal. I filled in this bottom corner with a pastel pink shade.

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Once this was dry, I taped off the opposite corner on each of the yellow nails on the diagonal 2 times. I painted in the top section with a mint colour and the bottom corner with lilac in order to create 2 stripes that overlapped the pink and yellow.

Cool Blue Nails

For these nails I started off by painting the ring and thumb finger nails in 2 coats of a white shade. This particular shade has a fine shimmer in it and is from the Barry M Silk Effects collection.

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On the rest of the nails I painted 1 coat of a magnetic blue nail paint. I did not use the magnet at this time.

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Next I placed a small blue water droplet shaped nail art gem onto the ring finger and thumb nails near the middle of the base of the nail.

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Afterwards I added my top coat to all nails.

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Lastly, I painted another coat of the magnetic paint onto the required nails and used a magnet with a stripe pattern to create an effect. I did this after adding my top coat as I find the top coat always drags the effect away very easily.

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.