Today’s mani was inspired by W7’s Lava Flow nail polish
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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
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.
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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The lovely Brijit’s Digits has allowed me to do a guest post for her over at Brijit’s Digits. It’s a Minnie Mouse themed design, so do pop over and have a look at http://brijitsdigits.net/2014/01/06/guest-post-disney-inspired-nail-art-by-procrastacreation
The fairy lights on this mani really work! The wonders of glow in the dark nail polish… Unfortunately, I thought I’d got some pictures of it, and when I came to upload the pics a few days later none of them had come out 😦 So, you’ll just have to trust me that when I went to bed, I really did have fairy lights glowing back at me!
To create this look, I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls for the white background. I then used a nail art brush to add the string, using Nails Inc New York Noir. For the lights, the blue and yellow ones were simply – I used BK glow in the dark polish in blue and yellow (it’s a strange Chinese brand that I found on eBay and smells like it’s full of all sorts of noxious chemicals…). For the red, I used Nails Inc King Edward Street, which isn’t glow in the dark, so I overlayed it with a bit of BYS’ Glow in the Dark top coat.
I think this is going to be my last Christmas themed mani of the year, but you can check out the rest of the collection here
These sparkly little gifts make a great way to make your nails more festive.
1. paint your nails in a base colour of your choice (I used Nails Inc King Edward Street and Soho Silver).
2. add a complementary glitter top coat – I used Miss Sporty Oh My Gem! in Gorgeous Red and an unnamed Barry M silver glitter.
3. Using a nail brush, paint a cross in a contrasting colour on your nail.
4. Using a dotting tool, add two loops and two short lines to create the bow.
5. Using a very fine brush or nail art pen, outline the ‘ribbon’ in black
6. Using the same tool, draw little ^ shapes at the edges of the bow, and then add a circle in the middle for the knot.
Finish with a clear top coat.
Want to see more Christmas themed nail art? Click here.
It’s Christmas party season, so I thought I’d show you the surprisingly wearable and easy-to-create design that I wore this year.
This is a graphic demonstration of how I achieved the look. Working from left to right, and with your cuticle towards the bottom of the picture –
1. Start with a base coat of white nail polish – I used OPI MY Boyfriend Scales Walls
2. Use a nail brush to apply several longer stripes of varying lengths, using brown nail polish. I used Barry M in Mushroom.
3. Use the same nail brush to apply shorter lines inbetween your original lines
4. Round out the corners
5. Use a dotting tool to apply three red dots. I used Nails Inc King Edward Street.
6. Use another nail brush, or a Rio nail art pen, to apply two small holly leaves. I used a Rio nail art pen in green.
7. Once the berries have dried, add a dot of red glitter nail polish on top of the existing berries, using a dotting tool. I used Miss Sporty Oh My Gem! in Gorgeous Red, though Barry M in Red Glitter seems to be a blogger’s favourite every Christmas! Finally, finish the look with a coat of clear nail polish to seal the design
I like to think of this design as being like a French manicure with a big twist.
1. Paint your nail bright red – I used Nails Inc King Edward Street
2. Apply a coat of green nail polish to the end of your nail, rather as you would apply nail tip whitener in a French manicure. I used Sinful Colors in Exotic Green.
3. Use a nail art brush, small dotting tool or nail art pen to apply the seeds in black. I used Nails Inc New York Noir.
4. Use a nail art brush or nail art pen to apply a white line between the green and the red. I used a Rio nail art pen in white.