How I do some nail art.
Following my first ever video on how to stamp using MUA Nail Polish, I decided to do a how to post. My camera is good for photos, but I found it hard to do the video, but as I said it was my first ever! So anyway back to this post. I wanted to share with you, how I do some nail art designs, and I hope it inspires you to try. I will warn you now there are a lot of photo's coming up, and I'll explain each one as I go. I hope you all enjoy :) The first one is using Striping Tape, as I did for my nails inspired by The Great Gatsby.
|First I painted the nail with two coats of Barry M gold.|
|Cut some Striping tape.|
|When completely dry, stick the tape on any way you like.|
|Paint with black polish. While still slightly wet, carefully remove tape.|
|The finished effect. Leave to dry, then add a top coat.|
Textured Nails are the new big thing, but as I don't think I would wear it that often, as I don't like plain nails. So even though Zoya and Orly had some beautiful colours, they were far to expensive for my budget. Barry M also have a range now, but only pastel colours. So what I came up with, is so cheap, and you can do any colour you have in your nail polish collection :)
|Nail painted with red polish, this one has no brand, name or number. Kids craft sand.|
|Paint the nail again, and while wet cover the entire nail with sand.|
|Leave for a few seconds, then tip off excess.|
|One dry, paint with red nail polish.|
I wanted to do a stamping how to, even though I did a video. The photos are much clearer.
|Cairuo in orange and black stamping polish.|
|Konad plate m57, scraper and stamper.|
|Painted, scraped and stamped leopard image to stamper.Then applied to nail|
that was painted with Cairuo Orange polish.
|Pained, scraped and stamped leopard lace image to stamper, and applied to nail.|
|Finished effect :)|
The final how to is Patchwork Nails. I've always wanted to try this design, and was so pleased with how it came out, I think this will be my next manicure :)
|MUA in Bold Blue, Pistachio IceCream, Bright Coral and Strawberry Crush.|
|Painted each colour in random places on the nail. Looks messy at the moment, but just wait and see :)|
|Using black acrylic paint, and a small nail art brush, painted tiny lines over the join of each colour.|
Top coat when dry. This looks so pretty.
I hope you all liked this post, and that it helps you in any way. If you have any questions, comment below and I'll answer them :) Or just let me know what you think. I'm no way a nail art expert, but learning along the way.