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GOTpolish Challenge: Chevrons

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For today’s GOTpolish challenge, I’ve done a blue and nude fishtail chevron mani. They’re super simple to do, and you don’t need ANY tools to do them – not even a nail art brush! You can find a tutorial over at Chalkboard Nails

The two polishes are Barry M Gelly in Blueberry and Lychee

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You can see my other GOTpolish designs here

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Sparkly Chevrons & Dots

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There’s SO much going on in this mani! I created it by

  1. Two coats of Barry M Gelly in Blueberry across the whole nail
  2. One coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust across the whole nail
  3. Using a dotting tool, apply polka dots using China Glaze Tart-y For The Party
  4. Using a long, thin nail art brush, draw two lines from the cuticle to the tip, and then fill in the sides using Barry M Gelly in Lychee.
  5. Add a top coat – I used Seche Vite

I like this design because putting the polka dots over the subtly glittery Fairy Dust gave the effect that they were floating

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Theme Buffet: Sparkle

It’s a bit past the season for full on glitter, so I’ve gone for something a bit more subtle for today’s Theme Buffet, which is all about sparkle.

I was inspired by the Hubble Space Telescope, and decided to do a galaxy mani using the colours from this photo, which is a 2010 image of the Carina Nebula.

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GOTpolish Challenge: Blue

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This mani was created for the GOTpolish challenge, using Rimmel Salon Pro in Navy Seal, Barry M Gelly in Blueberry and Nails Inc in Soho Silver.

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You can see more of my GOTpolish entries here

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Tutorial: Mosaic Nail Art

This is a really simple nail art effect to achieve

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Same design, different colours: the alternative French mani

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This is a rather less festive version of a mani that I did at  Christmas, which just goes to show that this is a really versatile (and quick!) design to do

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The base colour is OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and then (from thumb to little finger), Bourjois 1 Seconde Gold, Nails Inc King Edward Street, Barry M Gelly Blueberry, Rimmel Pompous and Rimmel Salon Pro in Navy Seal.

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Chevron Studs

Rather simple, and I like this design so much I’ve done it twice now!

Two coats of Barry M Gelly in Lychee to start with. Then, using a nail art brush, two coats of Barry M Gelly in Blueberry in the shape of a triangle. Once that’s dry, add a coat of your favourite clear top coat, and then stick a stud on the point of the triangle. Finally, add another clear top coat on to seal in the stud.

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Theme Buffet: Leopard Print

I can’t believe I’ve never done a leopard print mani before! They’re really simple to do – it’s literally just a case of applying a base colour (Nails Inc The Southbank in this case), then using the brush from another colour nail polish to dab on some irregular shapes (I used Barry M Gelly in Blueberry). When that’s dry, use a nail art pen, or  a dotting tool, to partially outline each dot and create the effect (I used a Barry M nail art pen) and finish with your favourite top coat (I used Seche Vite).

This was the first incarnation of this mani, before I decided that it didn’t quite look ‘busy’ enough

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So, I added some little marks on the nail, which look a lot like triangles with rounded corners. I used the same Barry M nail art pen to add in these marks, and finished with another coat of Seche Vite.

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This is all part of Fingerfood’s Theme Buffet

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