Friday, 22 July 2011

Simple Roses Nail Art

First I applied my base coat and my base colour, Ciate Beach Melba, which I got in the July GlossyBox. It was a bit sheer so I used around 4 coats of this.

Next, I used OPI Flower-To-Flower to make different sized dots on my nails.

Then I used Barry M Mint Green for the leaves. I just used the nail polish brush to do all this, the trick is to make sure you've got almost nothing on the brush, you can always go back and add a bit more if there's not enough colour, but you don't want it accidentally running down the brush and ruining the design.

Next I used Andrea Fulerton Stripe & Sparkle in Katleen to add detail to the roses. I just randomly swiped the polish along the pink bits, nothing precise about it at all, then went back in with Flower-To-Flower to tidy up and sort out any bits that might have had too much white.

Finally I used Seche Vite as my top coat.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Hallows Versus Horcruxes: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 Nail Art

For this nail art look I decided to focus my right hand nails around Hallows and my left hand nails around Horcruxes.

The right (Hallows) hand:

I first applied my base coat and base colour, Twilight Black Tie to all my nails.
For my pinkie I drew the Deathly Hallows sign with Stargazer 232 polish.
For my ring finger nail represents the Invisibility Cloak, so I used a mixture of Collection 2000 Sparkle Top Coat, elf Twinkle and NYX Grafitti.
My middle finger nail represents the Elder Wand, I used Revlon Nude Chic for the wand and added the sparkly polishes I used on the previous nail, to the background.
My index finger represents the Ressurection Stone. I used Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique Trio in Smile in a Storm to create a diamond shape. Next, I filled two opposite triangles of the diamond with Andrea Fulerton Nail Boutique Stripe & Sparkle in Pattie. Finally I used Stripe & Sparkle in Katleen to draw the Deathly Hallows sign.
For my thumb, I used Stargazer 237 and used an image on Google to copy the HP. 

The left (Horcruxes) hand:

My thumbnail is Nagini in her glass sphere. I used the Smile in a Storm trio to draw a circle, then went around it with Katleen. I used H&M Nail Polish in Envy Me and Sleek Pioson Ivy to colour the snake. I went round it with Katleen just so it didn't look as much of a green blob, haha. I used Stargazer 232 to draw the eyes.
My index finger is Slytherin's locket. I used GOSH Gold for the locket and then H&M Envy me with w7 Green Dazzle for the letter S. I added some more Green Dazzle around the edge of the locket.
My middle finger nail is Ravenclaw's Diadem. I used Rimmel Your Majesty to draw the outline of the tiara. I added w7 Blue Dazzle in the middle and also some w7 Blue Diamonds on top. I also added Blue Diamonds just underneath. Finally I used Stripe & Sparkle Brooke to stripe along the middle of the remaining silver parts.
My ring finger nail is Hufflepuff's Cup. I used Stargazer 237 to draw the cup and w7 Gold Dazzle to add detail. I used Stripe & Sparkle Pattie to add the H in the middle of the cup.
For my pinkie finger nail I used Nails Inc Carnaby Street to draw the lightening bolt.

Well done if you've actually read this far, and even more so if you can understand what I'm talking about! I'm so excited for the film, I can't wait! I hope you all enjoy it as much as I will!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Neon Rainbow Nail Art

To begin I applied my base coat and a coat of Sally Hansen White On to allow the neon polishes to show up better.

Next I painted diagonal stripes across my nail with Color Club polishes Volt of Light, What a Shock!, Pure Energy, Ultra Violet, Electro Candy and Tangerine Scream.

After the polish was completely dry I stamped the tiger print image from Konad plate m57 using BarryM Black. My nails were longer than the image so I just filled the rest of my nail in using Andrea Fulerton Stripe & Sparkle in Pattie. Finally I used Seche Vite as my top coat.