Posts tagged ‘naildesign’

Geometric nailart

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:

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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!

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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 🙂

Pastel leopard prints

This lovely leopard print design got me my most popular Instagram upload of all times! (Check it out @nailkrazeee) It’s a great look for the summer and definitely shines out from the rest 🙂

To create look you will need a white gel base. I like using gel colours as my base because it is great for when you make a mistake and want to start all over. I love being practical and taking short cuts!

gelaze white on white swatch

To do so, you will need:

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As you can see, I like to use a variety of products. Of all of them, my personal favourite and the one product I will not do my gel nails without is the SensatioNail strengthening base coat. It does wonders to the strength of my nails! prior to discovering it, I had poor nails that were brittle and easily broken. These made my nails feel so strong! There is a significant difference in how my nails felt after removing my gel nails!

Once that’s all done, this is everything you need to recreate this mani:

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2. Start with lilac police and paint the ring finger.

3. When it’s dry, place masking tape over half the finger and remove the polish (after you’ve repeatedly stuck the tape on yourself to make it less tacky). You could also do it the other way round and stick the masking tape over the white and paint only half the ring finger straight away.

4. Use the lilac to randomly dab all the fingers and the white part of the ring finger. You should be aiming for 4-5 random dabs per finger and around 3 on the ring finger. Vary the shapes into longish strokes, circles and trugular,
On lilac part of the ring finger, do the same but with white polish.

5. Use the black nailart pen to draw in the leopard patterns. On the stroke dabs, you want to draw two lines around the long parts of the stroke. For the triangular and circular dabs, you want to just draw three lines around the colour. Add random black dots here and there to fill up the gaps.

With the ring finger, wait for the polish to dry. Paint topcoat over it then position rhinestones over the line. I like to use my tweezers for this.

Ta dah!