Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Diagonal French Tip Nail Art

To start, I applied a diagonal french tip across my nail using Rich & Famous by China Glaze, covering just over half of my nail. You'll probably end up with some polish on your skin, remove this using a cotton bud soaked in nail polish remover.

Then, using Purple Dazzle by w7, I drew a diagonal line right across my nail, following the edge of the pink. Next, I drew two shorter lines using LOL by China Glaze.

Apply your top coat and you're done!

Simple Glitter Tips

This nail design works with any base colour and any glitter colour, I was in the mood for purple :)

I started off by applying my base colour, I used OPI's Do You Lilac It?

Then, using Electric Lilac by China Glaze, I created a french tip. I prefer doing this with short upward strokes but you might prefer to sweep the brush across your nail from side to side. Just whatever is easiest for you!

Finish off with a top coat and you're done!

Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Leopard Print Nails

This nail art takes a bit of time to do but it's really simple.

After applying my base coat, I used Baby Pink by w7 as my base colour.

Next, using Pizazz by 17 I created random 'c' shapes with a dotting tool, also adding in some dots.

Then I used my dotting tool again to fill in the 'c' shapes with Gosh Holographic.

Finish off with a top coat and you're done!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Galaxy Nails

As always, first I applied my Rimmel Whitener and Stronger, then used Illamasqua Phallic as my base colour.

For my thumb nail I drew diagonal lines to look like the tail of a shooting star using Give Me The Moon by OPI with a tiny bit of Blue Dazzle by W7 over the top. Then I used China Glaze's Luna to make the star, I put a dot at the end of the diagonal lines and dragged out the edges.

For my index finger I used Luna and Blue Dazzle again to do random dots to look like stars.

For my middle finger I used GOSH's Holographic polish to draw a big star near the base of my nail, then smaller stars and dots. I finished off by putting a dot of Blue Dazze in the middle of the big star.

For my ring finger I basically did the same as my thumb nail, except in the opposite direction. I used Your Majesty by Rimmel and Blue Dazzle again for the lines, and GOSH's Holographic polish for the star.

For my pinkie nail I used Blue Dazzle and Holographic to do smaller, slightly more curved lines for a comet's tail. I did a dot of Illamasqua's Harsh for the comet.

Finish off with a top coat, I used 3 in 1 by Rimmel but you could use a glitter top coat for extra sparkle if you'd like.

Let me know what you think!

If you have any nail art suggestions you'd like me to do, leave a comment and let me know :)