NAILS OF THE WEEK: PASTEL PRINT

finished pastel leopard print nails

I was coming up short this week when deciding what design to do.  After two other failed attempts,  I went back to an old standby.  I was obsessed with the way these turned out. The picture really doesn’t do them justice, but suffice it to say these nails are eye catching.  The pastel colors in the background provide visual interest without overpowering the leopard print.  the best thing about this design is that it is virtually mistake proof.  If your interested on how I got this look, just keep reading.

Products used:

CND stickey basecoat

OPI topcoat

Wet n’ Wild white nail polish

Light pink acrylic paint

Light turquoise acrylic paint

Light purple acrylic paint

Jessie’s Girl nail polish in firefly

A detail brush

A fan brush

I started off by applying a base coat to protect my nails.  I then applied  one coat of white nail polish to all of my nails.  Next, I used a small fan brush to alternate different pastel colors over all my nails. I then used white nail polish to paint leopard print, varying the size and shape of the design.  Finally, I applied a sheer glitter polish for some added sparkle, and finished with topcoat to protect the design.  Try it out and let me know what you think!

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NAILS OF THE WEEK: FUN AND FLORAL

I’ve been obsessing over floral nails lately, and so with my polish in hand set out on a mission to conquer this current trend. If you love the look, and are interested in how I got it, read on.

floral and bow nail art

What I used:

Black nail polish

light pink acrylic paint

dark pink acrylic paint

light green acrylic paint

dark green acrylic paint

acrylic nails bows

nail glue

base and topcoat

a small detail paintbrush

I started by applying a base coat to my nails to prevent them from staining. Next, I applied two coats of black polish to all of my nails. I then painted circles on all of my fingers with the dark pink paint.  I also painted small oval shapes with the dark pink paint to fill in the gaps and create the rosebuds. I then used the light pink paint to draw small C-shapes in the middle of the roses, and to highlight the rosebuds. I then used the dark green paint to draw the leaves,and then highlighted the end with the light green paint. Topcoat your nails, and apply the bows using nail glue and your done!

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NAILS OF THE WEEK: PINK PARADISE NAILS

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What I used:

Nina Ultra pro polish in pearly brights

Sally Hanson white nail polish in White on

OPI topcoat

Seche Vite base coat

It’s so easy Stripe Rite nail art striping polish in black

Get the look:

Start by painting on your base coat, followed by one coat of a white polish.  Next, paint all your nails with a neon pink polish,and allow to dry.Finally, using a detail brush and black paint or polish paint small leaves and petals.  The key to getting this right is to leave enough space in between the leaves. When drawing the leaves and petals ,you also want to let the brush to the work. Make the base of the leaves by applying more pressure,and slowly pulling upward as you decrease the amount of pressure.  If you are having difficulty,try tracing you finger on a piece of paper and practicing within the outline. After your design is finished,topcoat and your done!

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