Tuesday, 9 July 2019

NOTD: Juicy Watermelon Nails

Don’t ask me why but I have been utterly obsessed with watermelon.  I’m going to put it down to the change of weather and just the fact it’s so refreshing.  Literally I’ve had watermelon lemonade, watermelon ice lollies so needless to say when it came to my nails it was a bit of a no-brainer that I had to do watermelons on those as well!

I’m going to do a quick step-by-step of how I did them.  

  1. I applied the red to all nails apart from the ring finger and finished with a matte top coat.
  2. Then I used a sheer shade on my ring finger and cured.
  3. I then took a bottle green shade, and painted a curve across my nail - do not cure.
  4. I took a lighter green and painted another curve close to it - do not cure.
  5. With the red from the other nails, I filled in the remaining blank space taking the colour as close to the lighter green as I could without touching it - do not cure.
  6. Using a small nail art brush I made tiny strokes going from the lighter green to bottle green to slightly drag and blend the two - do not cure.
  7. Wipe the brush and do the same from lighter green into the red slightly, when you’re happy with it, cure.
  8. Repeat this applying the two green curves, filling in the red, with a freshly wiped brush merge the colours and cure.
  9. A fine nail art brush was used for the black pips.  After I cured it I then added the white for definition and cured.
  10. Apple a matte top coat and cure.
  11. I then used a dotting tool and the regular top coat to apply small dots onto my watermelon to make it juicy, cure and remove sticky layer from all nails.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

NOTD: Cute Lil Hearts

I say this time and time again but when I choose my nails they are totally based on my current mood.  I took off my “almost bare” style nails and I was up for a little bit of something cute so after a lot of deliberation I decided on hearts, then it was time for colour choices!

I wanted a completely cream finish so that narrowed it down and it was time to sit and paint!

I debated arms for my little love hearts but I decided against it, little legs and feet were cute enough!  

Saturday, 18 May 2019

NOTD: Almost Bare Nails

Having had my blue nails on for around a fortnight and the whole fiasco with suffering from serious princess problems and not enjoying the first design, it was time for a change.  

I think having such a bold colour on for so long when I actually looked at my nails with nothing on them I really fancied going for something really sheer.  

I love a bit of a science experiment so I chose six different glitters as I wanted green but with all the hints of shades like golds and silvers.

Finally I added random polka dots to jazz up my bare look and you know what?  I’m enjoying these for now!