Thursday, 26 September 2013

Leopard print

As animal print is still everywhere at the minute I thought this design would be the perfect nail art to get ready for the colder nights! :) 

These are painted on my lovely sisters nails as she has really long fingers and nails so they look perfect with this print- like cats claws!! 

I started off painting the base colour with a 'Speed Dry' nail colour from Avon- They really do dry fast so if you go wrong and need to wipe it off make sure you do so quickly cause otherwise it won't come off

I then used my favourite nail art tool from Avon- the nail art brush- which I have mentioned previously- its on special offer for £1.50 which for the usefulness of it- its amazing value for money
They have some really good nail products on offer at the minute so be sure to check them out! 

I used the decoration tool to paint splodges in Barry M- mushroom- the great thing about it is that they can be as big and small and messy as you like- they really stand out against the other colour as well- other variations of these colours would work too and I would actually love to try this same print but in a colour version some time

Even if you go wrong with this print it doesn't matter because it will still look right- next was the trickiest part- I used a black nail art pen which you can purchase from any decent cosmetic shop- and i outlined all the dark brown splodges

I thought this was going to be really difficult but with a little patience (waiting for all the coats to dry) and a steady hand (for the outlining) I actually found it really simple and enjoyable to do 

Definitely one that I would recommend 

Hope you enjoy these wild nails!! 



Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Angular Triangles

Now that summer is officially over I thought it would be best to face up to the facts and stop painting summery nails in the hope that it might entice the sun back out :) 

So I went for this gorgeous mint colour and painted the whole nail in it 

I actually bought it from claires accessories years ago and it is starting to dry up a little much to my dismay :'( 
But its amazing cause you only have to do one stroke with it and it paints the whole nail which works for me cause it still gives a perfect full coverage
I then used a nail art pen that you can get from any good cosmetic shop or website the one that I have is from Avon Cosmetics and it has two ends- one end has a brush and the other has like a ball shape to more intricate shapes like spots or eyes on faces!
I used the brush end to paint on some white triangles because it clashes with the mint and then I decided that the silver would be an even bigger contrast on top of that to outline the triangle 
I think it gives it a really neat and edgy look but I love the end result 
You can obviously change up the colours but I definitely think the silver finishes it off perfectly 

I would be more than  happy to answer any questions! 

Wrap up warm!!!