Monday, 11 July 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Pink and Aqua - Ikat

Week 40 of the 52 week 40 Great Nail Art Idea's Challenge.

This week the prompt is Pink and Aqua and my personal pattern prompt - Ikat

I have only done this pattern once and then it was a very trial and error attempt (see here).

But I am quite happy with how these turned out first time, so without further a do....



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Wednesday, 6 July 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Holidays/Seaside/Beach

Week 39 of the 52 week 40 Great Nail Art Idea's Challenge.

This week the prompt is Holidays/Seaside/Beach.

This is my interpretation of  the title.  Blue sea and sky, lovely bright flowers in hedgerows and hair, sitting back and just enjoying the sun.



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Tuesday, 28 June 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Coral and White with Tweed - Skittlette

Week 38 of the 52 week 40 Great Nail Art Idea's Challenge.

This week the prompt is Coral and White with my personal prompt of Houndstooth/Tweed/Plaid.
I chose Tweed.

I did a something a little different.  I have been looking at a lot of Korean/Japanese nail art, and they seem to do something like this quite a lot so that is my inspiration.



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Friday, 17 June 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Summer

Week 37 of the 52 week 40 Great Nail Art Idea's Challenge.

This week the prompt is Summer.

I am trying to do some of the challenge nails in advance.  I did these nails a few weeks back.

I have used OPI Alpine snow for the base colour.  The main gradient here is done solely using acrylic paint.  I started off using just an orange and deep red but thought it needed something else.... So.... I added a lighter orange at the cuticle and three sponges later I had a beautiful hot summery gradient.

To finish, I added some lacey decals and some studs.  Overall, I loved this on and got many compliments.  (was asked where I got them done?)  Just wishing now our summer is just as hot.


The acrylic colours I used are Orange, Vermillion and Deep Red.  The decals (10 black and 10 white) are from Aliexpress and I have used them before, here and here.  I also used a very similar set from Sparklynails here.


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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Mint Green - Half and Half

Week 36 of the 52 week 40 Great Nail Art Idea's Challenge.

This week the prompt is a colour prompt of Mint Green and my personal pattern prompt - Half and Half.

I struggled with this prompt for quite a bit.  I wasn't quite sure what to do.  But I did it in the end.

I wish I had taken a bit more time and used a better sponge, but overall I am really quite pleased with how this turned out.

I painted half and half with each of my colours striaght on to my nails and put on a quick drying top coat.

I then painted on the sponge half and half the colours and sponged on to the nails,  (two coats) followed by a top coat and viola:

I really like this vertical gradient and I love the colour combination.