For the Theme Buffet, today’s theme is cute, so I’ve done a dog-themed design.
This is my first installment from the GOTpolish Challenge. This super-girly gradient mani uses Nails Inc Elizabeth Street (pale pink) and Rimmel Hot Shot (bright pink), applied onto a sponge and then onto my nail (as per the Polly Polish tutorial). I then put a rhinestone towards the cuticle, affixed with a coat of Maybelline Forever Strong Pro in Crystal Clear.
Jack Wills, the overpriced brand of rahs nationwide, uses pink and navy stripes a lot in their branding. For instance,
I decided to recreate the branding in nail art form, using two coats of Nails Inc Elizabeth Street, and then using the brush element of a dark blue Rio nail art pen to create the stripes. I have to admit that Elizabeth Street isn’t the perfect shade for this – a slightly darker pink would have been better, but it still worked.
Disclaimer: I’ve never actually been into a Jack Wills store, and I don’t intend to start now!
A great example of how you don’t have to decorate every nail to get a interesting design!
To recreate this design,
1. Start off with a white base coat – I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls
2. Using a pale pink shade, draw a large dot in the middle of your nail. I used Nails Inc Elizabeth Street
3. Working out from the dot to the corners of the nail, add the ‘loop’ parts of the bow
4. Using a dotting tool, add some polka dots. I used Rimmel Hot Shot.
5. Using a nail art pen or nail art brush, outline the bow, including the circle in the middle.
6. Add two slightly curved lines on either side of the knot to suggest bunching.
Finally, finish with your favourite top coat.