It’s been awhile! (Again, I know)
Today I created an accent gradient Palm tree nail. I actually did this because I was looking at building up my blog and noticed there was so much nailart I haven’t done a tutorial for!
This one is super easy. These are all you need:
Start with a white base to really bring out the yellow of the polish. As usual, I like to use a gel base.
This one is white Alpine by OPI gel color
1. Start with two coats of yellow polish. This one is let’s meet by sinful colors
2. With the make up sponge, just paint on a generous strip of yellow and orange polish. Note: to re-use a sponge, just cut of the dried polish bit with scissors and start again. I’ve been using the same sponge for months!
3. Keep dabbing the finger till you get the opacity you desire
4. Using a black striper, first stripe on a black line. Nail art pens normally have a striper attached to it. I used one from Primark . Then using the pen end, draw a line connecting the striped line and just add little wiggles to draw on the leaf.
5. Keep going until it resembles a palm tree
6. Wah lah!
These one I only did the accent nail but it looks amazing with painting all the other nails yellow or with gradient nails on :)
Today I went to a car boot sale and I had the most amazing find I couldn’t wait to share! I went to the car boot with the intention of buying a lamp, some nail polishes, a jar. Instead, I found this little beauty in a box full of crafty bits.
I scoured all the pound lands and 99p store for this since I saw it online! I couldn’t justify spending 5 quid on it from ebay and what not especially as I didn’t want it to arrive and being too big for my nails.
This little gem cost a bargain price of 50p and made me very very happy!
Once I got home, this happened
1 + 2. This is what my little gem looks like front and back. On the back, there is a plastic catch to catch all the little bits that get hole punched.
3. You need masking tape to create this look.
4. I applied hand cream on my hand and then repeatedly stuck the masking tape on my hand to make it less sticky. The hand cream really helped.
5. Simply slide the take inside the punch and punch away!
6. Make sure it cleanly punches the tape
7. Apply the heart shape on the nail and paint over it
8. Beautiful looking heart shape on the nail :)
I’ve been a big fat fan of geometric nailart for a while since seeing burkatron’ s nail art on Instagram (follow me at nailkrazeee :) ). It took me a while to work out what colour to match up my Sensationail sugar plum mani and finally, I decided on gold glitter.
For this manicure, I only used a few things:
The nailart open is my trusted one from Primark. Unfortunately, they don’t sell it anymore and sell only the nail colour without the gems!
The gold glitter was a quid from Hong Kong and I love it to pieces. I’ve had it for over ten years and it’s not even remotely dried!
1. All items required for this mani! I always use a gel base due to the ease of redoing the nail when I make a mistake
2. Base mani done and dusted
3. Use a strip of gold glitter polish for each nail. I positioned the polish strips at different areas on each area for a bit of variety
4 + 5. Randomly draw on triangles on each nail. I liked having three triangles per nail. It seems to be a good balance.
6. Simply finish off with a topcoat! Simples!
I didn’t make any mistakes and finished this look within ten minutes and I love it!
Hope you do too :)
Since I’ve owned these moustache stamps, I’ve been waiting for movember to stamp away! Alas! Movember is now here and what better way than to stamp it on some gorgeous bright Barry m polishes!
barry m is doing an awesome deal at superdrug at the moment with 3 for 2. I originally wanted raspberry, pomegranate and the rose gold but they didn’t have raspberry in my local store so I settled for white. You can never have too many whites, right?
I used pomegranate for this look but I think I will try to use them all in my next nail art.
I’ve topped them with a gel topcoat from gelaze and it’s so incredibly shiny! I hope it lasts till the end of the month!
P.s. They are stamped with konad polishes
Happy movember everyone :)
You will not believe my surprise and amazement when I was doing my regular browse in TK Maxx for bargain polishes!!
Sally Hansen polishes have made it to the motherland!! As you may or not not know, my gel polish journey started with the Sally Hansen gel polish starter kit [check out one of my earlier post!] I have not looked back since!!
Not only that, but it was ridiculously cheap! cheaper than normal polishes! It was 2.99 pounds, reduced down from RRP of 11.99 pounds!! say whaaaaaaaaaaaat (in Leonard from Big Bang theory’s voice
If any if you other gel nail fanatics are reading this pool down to your local TK Maxx for a browse!
I ended up with good as blue, just peachy!, green streak and laven-darling. I was actually going to just buy two and leave out the blue and purple as I already have so many hues of blue and purple. But it was almost rude to leave them behind…
Today I have a quick tutorial on doing some mummy nails. This mummy is best placed in the accent nail or with some halloween friends for company
I will try to get mummy’s friends tutorial used as well if I have time this halloween :)
To do this mani, start with a white base. I always use gel polishes for my bases.
To do this mani you will need
Once you have hunted and gathered….
1. Cut yourself four pieces of striping take and place them over the nail Ina zigzag fashion. A “Z” shape normally works bests. Make sure you leave a big enough gap for eyes
2. Apply a generous layer of black polish all over the nail
3. Gently but firmly pull the tape off with tweezers. Start with the last piece of tape you applied otherwise it could get messy. Have some polish remover to hand as the lines might blur. I’m pretty OCD about having neat lines… Where the lines overlap, just use a fine marker and mark on lines to separate the overlaps
4. When the polish dries, use a big dotting pen to dot on two white dots and then a smaller dot inside with the black polish. Wait for it to dry before applying top coat and wah lah, mummy nails :)
This mani was inspired by trendy polish on Instagram. When I first saw it, I knew I had to recreate it!
To recreate this look I used a red gel polish as my base.
You will need:
White and black nail art pen
1. Start with a red gel polish base. For my accent finger I used a glittery red gel polish (this is the finger being shown)
2. Use the while nail art pen and draw two lines down either side of the middle then fill it in. Alternatively, if you don’t own a white nailart pen, you could use striping tape for more precision and use a white polish.
3. Draw on a black line over the white borders after waiting for the polish to dry
4. Start by drawing zigzags
5. Then fill in these zigzags with small black triangles
6. Wait for the black polish to dry then stick on the studs either with a topcoat or nail glue. I prefer nail glue incase the topcoat smudges the nailart