Posts tagged NAIL ART
Posts tagged NAIL ART
Most of you are bound to love a little nail art now and then - and what time is better than Christmas to give your nails a fun look.
For some festive inspiration I decided to search a few of my favourite blogs for some nail art ideas set for the holidays!
nailsaurus.blogspot.com have a great selection of jolly ideas just for your finger tips! My favourite have to be these little ‘puds.
If you’d rather something a little more sparkly head to blog.flauntme.com (as well as a shiny red varnish) and give your nails the ‘rudolph’ look.
3-laquer.tumblr.com now have 25 different Christmas looks for an alternative to the french mannicure for the holidays. Don’t these just look divine?!
These are only a few of the hundreds of different ideas for festive nails all over blogs on the internet! So make sure you don’t miss out - I think I’ll personally opt for the Christmas ‘puds - their fun, scream Christmas and look adorable. What more could I ask for?!
What festive nail art looks will you be opting for this Christmas?
I LOVE this look. I NEED this look… not sure my patience would appreciate this look.
If I were to tell my boyfriend that I needed to sort my ‘ring finger’ out - he’d either run for the hills, or freak out big time. But that’s only because he’d have got the wrong idea.
When I say ‘sort my ring finger out’… I mean in the sense of getting it up to date with the latest nail mannicure trend.
Celebrities such as Kelly Rowland, Venessa Hudgens, Beyonce and Jennifer Love Hewitt have all become avid fans of this handy new look - simply because it looks so good!
So what exactlly is it I hear you ask? Basically you paint all your nails (apart from the finger on which you would have an engagement or wedding ring) a certain colour, and then choose a colour that contrasts or clashes to paint your ring finger.
Basically so it looks a little like this:
Above photograph: Venessa Hudgens.
OR THESE TUMBLR GIRLS who all seemed to have really nailed this look!
I love love LOVE this set of beautiful americano style nails - I have a wonder woman outfit I may be wearing for Halloween… wouldn’t these just complete the look!?!
If american glory isn’t quite your style (or you simply don’t plan on dressing up as wonderwoman any time soon) then how about a plainer (but just as glamorous) look that involves pink and blue - two colours that are nutoriously famous for clashing!
Not dazzling enough for you? Then why not jump on the glitteratti band wagon and try something like this? Now I know it seems expensive but Nails Inc. do a great range of glittery nail varnishes that last through just about anything without chipping!
Its granted that this will not be everyones cup of tea - but if its making your finger tips tingle then have fun and experiment with different looks! By a few tries you’ll soon be an old hand at this trick!
Are you a fan?
Or would you rather stick to your french manni?
Now before you judge - read the whole post.
Why would you judge?
Quite possibly because I feel as if I sound a little like Cruella De’ Vil when I say that recently I like dalmatians. I like dalmatians… for their spots!
Don’t worry - I’m not going to go on an evil kid - napping session of all dalmatians. Thankfully - my recent obsession with dalmatian print hasn’t quite yet gone that far (I don’t really think it ever will! - no need to call the R.S.P.C.A)
But what I have been looking at is dalmatian nail art. It first came to my notice while I was floating around Topshop looking at all the lovelly things that are out of my price range until payday.
It looks like this:
(Photograph taken from http://www.glitzngrime.com/2011/08/dalmation-print-nails.html) Brilliant aren’t they.
I have decided I like them so much that I am going to try and achieve this look myself. And from what I can imagine my nails to look like after - I am quite excited.
I know there is no solid fact here to go on guys… but just bare with me for a second or two.
The professionals at Topshop most probably use some sort of nail art equipment that I unfortunately do not have the funds to consume. HOWEVER - I do have the funds (£3.99 that is) to get my hands on BARRY M’S CRACKLE NAIL EFFECT nail polish in black. (HIP HIP HOORAY)
Why so happy you ask? Well the fact that I can get my hands on this means I will be able to get this look nailed down on a budget.
Nailed down* - see what I did there?… okay, sorry - less of the crappy jokes.
This is how:
1/ I shall find a white nail polish. In a world where I have endless funds - it would be Nails Inc. or Models Own - but lets face it… that is not the world I live in - so whatever I can find at Superdrug or Boots will have to do!
Anyway - once I have found the right one, I plan to paint all my nails white.
2/ After the white layers has dried properly, I will paint over each one with a layer of BARRY M’S CRACKLE EFFECT NAIL POLISH.
The best thing is that you dont have to be brilliant at painting nail varnish onto your nails to get this right - you just paint it on as you usually would, and let it do all the work.
When Ive finally managed to do this, which should be at some point tomorrow, I will post a little photograph with thorough directions - considering it all does go to plan!
Wish me luck!
Have you had a go at Dalmatian print nails? Feel free to post a photo if you’d like to share!
Now we’ve all heard of the ombre dye look, and we’ve also all heard of nail art (with recent thanks to Katy Perry @ the VMA’s) But what happens when we put them both together? We get Ombre Nail Art - something we may not all of heard of. So let me fill you in on the deets…
So here is a picture of the first example of what ombre nails can look like:
Before you ask, YES it is as easy as it looks…
You simply need a few different shades of one particular colour (for example the picture above has various shades of red) and paint each nail a different shade in a shade sequence of light to dark or dark to light.
If you’d prefer your ombre nails to look a little more complex, then opt for this version:
Okay so I’m not going to lie, this one does take a little more time effort and patience than the last version, but it really does look worth it - don’t you agree?
You could take the easy way out and just go for a manicure - or if you dont have the funds, or even if you just want a go at doing it yourself then again, you will need to invest in a few different shades of nail polish that base around the same colour. Start off by painting on the lightest shade to each of your nails. Now, you will need to get the next shade darker and dab it onto the top half of your nail. Finish off by dabbing on the darkest shade onto the top quarter of your nail. Remember to wait for each layer to dry before you apply the next shade of colour. To blend them in you could rub the bottom of the new shade a bit with a cotton bud or some tissue. Wait for the final layer to dry and perfecto - you should have the look complete.
The best advice I have ever had about perfecting a ‘trade’ is that practice really does make perfect. So practice practice practice, and you will soon be worthy of joining the likes of Katy Perry, Lauren Conrad and Alexa Chung in this colourful nail art trend.
Do you agree that this look is worth celebrity status? Feel free to photo reply if you think youve perfected the look!