Tuesday, 3 June 2014

A Nail Art Catch Up

Recently I've been doing a lot of nail art again. Painting my nails is something I really enjoy and I always make time for it as I feel like it is my "me time"
Generally people don't understand my "obsession" with nails, but some people like to watch TV to wind down, some listen to music, some have a nap. I paint my  nails.


This design is one by MissJenFabulous on youtube, she has fantastic tutorials and even has a series of videos for beginners which this design is taken from. I changed the colours because i was feeling the blues/greens rather than pinks and ended up looking kind of like grass but i like it none the less.
Essie: Mint Candy Apple
Barry M: Greenberry
Barry M: Guava
Just a random unbranded gold glitter striper


These nails were my freshers week nails for university. I saw the picture on instagram, I don't know who the original credits go to but it's fabulous.
As for as the design goes it looks pretty complicated but its surprisingly not. Just dots and lines.
This design is so much fun and great for summer.
I used a combination of nail stripers and dotting tools to create this.
China Glaze- Pool Party
China Glaze- Turned up Turquoise
Barry M- Matt White
Barry M- Black


This design i just put together myself- no photo used which is unusual for me but something I would love to do more of. I really wanted to do a very simply floral design that was quite vintage too. Something to go with the winged eyeliner red lipstick look and this is what i came up with. Its very simple very easy to do and only requires black and white nail polish. Both of the ones i used are from barry m and i just used a dotting tool to create the flowers

These are nails i did for my flatmate, I wasn't very happy with them but she loved them anyway. They were meant to be mini strawberries but if anyone doesn't see that then my answer is "it's interpretive" These were taken from a picture my flatmate found and I have no idea where she got it from!
I used dotting tools for this design.
OPI - I think in Pink
Barry M- Matt White
Barry M- Blood Orange
Barry M- Key Lime
Sally Hansen-Mellow Yellow

This is one of my favourite nail art designs ever and one of the simplest. No tools required! There's nothing more to really say about this but it's just so elegant and classy looking, perfect for any occasion.
Barry M- Lychee
Barry M- Black
Essie- Beyond Cozy

This semester at university i became involved in the Music Society and there was a british themed concert that I was doing front of house so naturally I had to match my nails to the theme with union jacks. I just used a nail striper for this creating the thicker white lines and then adding the thinner red ones.
Barry M- Blue Plum
Models Own- white light
Models Own- Red Lustre

This design was me just really playing around with gems and i'm unsure if i like them anyway but i thought I'd show you guys anyway.
I just used a dotting tool to create the little flowers and then put a little gem in the middle of each one 
Barry M- papaya
Barry M- White


These are my flat mate Katie's nails, she decided she wanted Norwegian flags on her nails because why not. It was very simple and it looks very cute without even looking like flags on her nails. I just used a striper to create two thick white lines and then added the thin blue one on top.
Barry M- blood orange
Models Own- white light
Barry M- Blue Plum


For the first weekend in spring I had to wear florals to my work and while I was painting my nails I thought I'd try and recreate the florals on my dress. I just used dotting tools for this and I was really happy with the way it turned out.
Barry M- Lychee
Barry M- Blood Orange
Barry M- Passion Fruit
Barry- Raspberry
Barry M- Black
Barry M- Key Lime
Rimmel- Sea Green

One of my flatmates friends from the states came and visited us in March and just before she left I painted her nails with a lot of scottish pride as she asked for tartan. We looked up tartan prints online and I asked her to pick one from which I selected an area of the print to recreate on her nails.
Models Own- cornflower gleam
Models Own- white light
Barry M- Black
Models Own- Red Lustre
Sally Hansen- Mellow Yellow

 In my searches for a nail art design I wanted to do i found this on youtube. The design turned out lovely and  probably the most painting like nails I've ever done. In the video she uses a nail art brush, I just used dotting tools!
Essie- Where's My Chauffeur
O.P.I- I think in pink
Barry M- Raspberry
(the middle pink was a mixture of the two shades)
Barry M- Key lime
Rimmel- Sea Green

Before we left uni for the summer I promised my flat mate Tala that I would paint minions on her nails. I use the tutorial that MissJenFabulous posted to do this. 
Sally Hansen- Mellow Yellow
Barry M- Black
Models Own- white light
Barry M- Blue Plum
O.P.I- French Quarter For Your Thoughts


This design and the following one are both from pictures i found on instagram and I'm afraid I have no idea who created them. However It is super cute. I think the combination of the flowers stripes and dots is just so cute.
Barry M- Papaya
Models Own- White Light
Barry M- Huckleberry
Barry M- Peach Melba
Barry M- Sugar Apple




The more i look at this picture the more I like this design. The pale pink base isn't something i usually go for but i think it looks so cute with the purple roses.
Barry M- Rose Hip
Barry M- Prickly Pear
Maybelline- Ice Queen


And that concludes my nail art catch up, this is almost every nailart design I've created/recreated since the end of last summer! Hope you like these kind of posts and I'm sure it wont be long until another nail art post!

P.S. Sorry it's been so long since i posted!



1 comment:

  1. Wow, they are all so beautiful! I'm in love with all of them! <3

    Kisses, Kali
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