Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Floral Mix 'n' Match

Hi guys! It's been a while since my last 'mix 'n' match' type design and thought I'd do a floral themed one (no surprises there!).  I know I post a lot of floral girly designs but I just think that they look so pretty for spring/summer, even if the weather is rubbish! And also, floral designs are so SO easy to do, it's literally just different coloured blobs, that look like little flowers.

To create this design I painted my thumb, index and ring finger nails a pastel blue shade and then painted my middle and little finger nails with a baby pink shade. I painted the floral design onto the two blue nails using the pink I used on my other fingers to keep the colours matching. I just added gems and polka dots to the two pink nails and a cream heart with gold outline on the thumb nail.

Hope you like and let me know what you think :) xx

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Lilac Gradient

Hi guys, it's been a while again I know but I am running low on ideas, so any requests or ideas you have would be very welcome. I'd love to do my next design based on an idea thought of by one of my followers so don't be shy if there's anything you'd like me to do let me know in the comments and I will have a go at it for you and possibly make a little tutorial :)

I recently bought a lilac nail polish from the brand 'Miss Sporty, I never usually buy this brand but seen as the polishes were so cheap (£1.99 a bottle!) I thought I would pick up a lilac shade. I decided to use this lilac in a 'ombre' nail design. I started with a white base coat to help the colours show up brighter on the nail, once this was completely dry I used a make up sponge and painted my three chosen colours (O.P.I - Pink Friday and 'Smooch - 07 Chic) in stripes onto a flat edge of the sponge. I then got rid of the excess paint by pressing it onto a sheet of paper and then pressed it onto my nail. Pressing it onto the paper also lets you see how the colours will look together and if they blend well. A lot of my first attempts didn't work as well as the colours did not blend together but I think this selection of colours works particularly well.

Hope you like them and don't forget to leave me any ideas or requests if you have any, thank you xx

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

The Nails Have Eyes

 Alexa Chung inspired nail design.

I've been dying to do this nail design since I seen the beautiful Alexa Chung wearing it ages ago now. Its such a simple design but adds a little edge to any outfit. Thinking about it now I should have done little blue eyes to match my own, hah. Apologies for the crazy photos but I thought they would suit the crazy nails. Let me know what celebrity nail art you love and hope you like these :) xx

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Alexander McQueen Nails

"What 'normal' people would perceive as ugly, I can usually see something of beauty in it." 
- Alexander McQueen

This week everybody is celebrating Britain and everything great, so I thought I would celebrate Alexander McQueen with these skull print nail designs, inspired by the famous Alexander McQueen skull print scarves. I used a black base coat and then painted on the skulls with white acrylic paint, finishing off with a layer of  top coat. Not all of the skulls look the same as they all vary on the scarf print too which I think makes the design so unique. Hope you like and hope everybody is enjoying the jubilee weekend. xx