Posts tagged ‘Nails’

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 🙂

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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!

Seeing out the end off Christmas

I promised I will go back to the amazing Asian nail man and I did! I was looking for some colours to lift my festive spirit over christmas as spending time in the Arizonian heat hardly screams winter wonderland. And he didn’t disappoint in the slightest. I was there for a good hour picking out reds blues greens and glitters and walked away with three king size polishes for less than half of how much they cost in shops! IBD was a brand I never heard of but everyone in the shop was buying it and at 10 dollars for gel polish, it was hard to resist. I settled for a red and a glitter. The red is called cosmic red and the glitter was called all that glitters. I was only looking for a glittery red when I stumbled upon the glitter gel polish and I instantly fell in love with it. Ibd applies really well and tho some people might criticise it for being quite thin and runny, I actually really liked the fact it was thin. The glitter took about three coats to achieve the level of opaque-ness I wanted it but other than that, I would def be looking into getting more gel polish from them!

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I also couldn’t resist and bought an OPI gel polish. Having used tonns of normal OPI polished, I knew I wouldn’t disappoint and happily walked away with OY – another polish joke. It is a stunning sand gold glitter. It was 15 dollars so quite a bit more than Ibd but it just the exact colour I had in mind for my Christmas nails. I only applied two coats and it was gorgeous

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I recently filed my nails into oval shapes for the first time. I didn’t really like it after two weeks so it’s now back to squares but now looking back at this photo….it makes my hand look so much longer and more elegant!

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Now having got lovely Christmas nails, I was ready full steam ahead into the festivities! On Christmas Day I opened my pressies and received lots more gel polishes and nail stamps! My first bundle monster set! I promptly used it on my Christmas nails to add a little bit more ommph to it before having Christmas dinner. TADA

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Yello!

Hello!

Today marks the openning of this blog!

I have always been fascinated with painting my nails but had to give it up for my working life as cabin crew as I had to adhere to strict uniform policies and stuck to shades of red. I have recently reignited my love for all things nails and will use this blog to document my findings so feel free to come visit!

I’m working on a few fake nail designs at the moment and here’s a quick sneak peek

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I first saw this design on Pinterest and fell in love with how fun it looks! Not that difficult to create but highly time consuming.

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This is a much more elegant look. I absolutely love matte black and paired with gold just makes it so much more classy!