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.






Sunday, 5 June 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Weddings

Week 35 of the 52 week 40 Great Nail Art Idea's Challenge.

This week the prompt is weddings.

I guess when you think of wedding nails you would normally think pastel or french manicure or along those lines.

I took inspiration firstly from my own wedding outfit and then from the lovely @lauramerino12 on instagram.

I can't even remember what I had on my nails all those years ago (26 years).  But I thought if I did my nails, I would do them to match my outfit and this is what I came up with.








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Friday, 27 May 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Hot Pink - Gradient with Decals

Week 34 of the 52 week 40 Great Nail Art Idea's Challenge.

This week a double prompt, Hot Pink for everyone and my personal prompt: Gradient.

I chose my colours carefully, thinking they were different shades (the first two in picture below), in the bottle they certainly look it, right?  Wrong!  I had a base of white (OPI - Alpine Snow), on top of that I started to sponge on the first two OPI colours, but when on they looked the same.  I did another coat thinking the difference would show.... nope... it did not.

So I changed one of the colours (LA Girl).  I did from cuticle, LA Girl and 2nd OPI, and this seemed much better.  On the two middle fingers I added a little white to the tips to lighten it a little.
They looked too plain though, so I added some flower decals on a few nails.

I have done gradient nails a million times, but this one just did not turn out that well at all.  I am pleased but not one of my best!


 

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