For the Theme Buffet, today’s theme is cute, so I’ve done a dog-themed design.
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.
So, the theme for this week’s FingerFood’s Theme Buffet is weather! Exciting stuff – and something we certainly seem to have had enough of recently!
England is known for having ‘four seasons in one day’, so I knew that I wanted to have lots of different types of weather in this nail design. To start, I used two coats of 17 in Heart Beat, which is a pale blue. For the index and little fingers, I then added a coat of Barry M confetti in Bubblegum, which I think looks a bit like rain. The clouds on my middle finger and thumb were created using OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and a small nail art brush. Finally, for the sun I used Barry M in Lemon Ice Cream.
Another day, another challenge! I was inspired by this avatar that I saw on the internet – and as all good nail art bloggers do, I decided to turn it into nail art!
I did the lines in a Barry M nail art pen in black. Unfortunately it all decided to crack (WHYYY??) but that’s life I suppose!
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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
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.
This is all part of Fingerfood’s Theme Buffet