Monday, 22 October 2012

Ciate Mini Mani Advent Calendar

Just bought this & I'm so excited for December, anyone who loves nail polish needs to get one if these behind each door is surprise nail polish . Gorgeously packaged with 17 of Ciaté's bestselling mini Paint Pots, four mini Caviar blends, and three exclusive Paint Pot glitter shades you’ll not find anywhere else. I got this online at Selfridges for £38 + £5 p&p, well worth it in my eyes as the whole box costs the same amount as just 4 normal size pots. So watch out for lots of posts about this in December :)

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Splatter Nails

With these I basically got bored & took it out on my nails, I painted them white & literally splatter loads of different colours on top. I used 4 colours on top, got it all over my hands but love the end result, you can make it neater & easier if you put tape around the nail before hand, I just couldn't be bothered :) I didn't try any specific method with this just sort of flicked the brush above my nail & thought it looked pretty good :)

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Ombré/gradient Nail Art

Just a quick run through on how to do gradient or ombré nails.

1. Paint your nails with your first colour, I'm using a turquoise polish I got In a pack from primark.

2. Starting with the tip paint a line of your second colour along the top, try to make it as in even as possible, straight lines with ruin this look, I use a turquoise glitter polish from Beauty Uk.

3. Then with your second colour paint over the tip again, but starting lower than before, repeat again, going lower again try not to go lower than 3/4 of the way down the nail.

4. Finish with a clear polish :)

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Dogtooth Nail Art

When I first saw this I thought it was impossible as every picture I saw was a nail transfer or stamp, I thought I'd give it a go anyway & it turns out it was quite easy, takes quite a while to do, took me about half an hour all together but well worth it in the end. I only used 3 nail polishes to do this, a white base, black nail art pen & a clear coat I use La Femme polish & a nail art pen from ebay( pics below).

1. So give yourself a couple of coats of the white polish.

2. With the black pen firstly draw a small black square.

3. In the top right & bottom left corners of the square draw a slanted line pointing to the bottom right corner.

4. In the top left corner draw 2 tiny slanted lines, like a slanted V shape coming out of the corner.

5. Repeat the patter over the whole nail & repeat on every nail, finish with a clear coat :)