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Autumn Leaf Inspired Nails

Published October 26, 2015 by beginnersnailart

Hi everyone. This week’s design is inspired by the lovely colours the leaves turn at this time of year. I have to say it’s one of my favourite things about Autumn!

 All you’ll need to try it out are four Autumn coloured polishes (yellow, orange, red, and bronze), a makeup sponge, and a thin nail art brush. 

 I’ve used Technic’s Canary, Sunset Strip, Tango Red, and Ginger.

  Step 1: apply two coats of yellow polish and let it dry.
  Step 2: paint blobs of yellow, orange, and red polish onto your makeup sponge.
  Step 3: dab this over your nails.
  Step 4: repeat this another one or two times to build up the colour until you’re happy with it.
  Step 5: take your thin brush dipped in the red polish and paint some wavy lines branching out from the base of your nails.
  Step 6: clean your brush and lightly go over the lines with your bronze polish, this will be the ‘vains’ of the leaves.
  Step 7: clean up around your nails, apply a topcoat to blur the colours more, and you’re done!

I really hope you liked this design, thanks for looking,

Kirsteen x

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Last Minute Ghost Nails

Published October 19, 2015 by beginnersnailart

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all looking forward to Halloween! This week’s design is a fast and easy one that’s great for a last minute Halloween party (or just trick or treating). 

 To recreate it you’ll only need three things: a white polish, a black polish, and a dotting tool (any size). If you don’t have a dotting tool you can use a dry ball point pen, the end of a cheap makeup brush, a toothpick, or failing that even the polish brush! The great thing is that it doesn’t have to be neat, which makes it quicker, and each nail will look slightly different too.

 For this tutorial I’ve used Technic’s Jet Black and White. I’ve used my large dotting tool, but as I said above any size will do.

  Step 1: paint your nails with two coats of white polish and let it dry for 10 minutes.
  Step 2: dip your dotting tool in the black polish and dab on uneven blobs/ovals for the ghosts’ eyes (the size/length depends on your nails length).
  Step 3: load up your dotting tool with more black polish and dab on a big blob for the mouth ( if your nails are longer, try making this an oval instead of a circle).
  Step 4: give the black a few minutes to dry while you clean up around your nails, apply topcoat, and you’re done! Also, don’t worry if you smudge the black with your topcoat, with this design it still looks great (and like you meant it!).

I really hope you liked this years third and final Halloween design!

Thanks for looking, Kirsteen x

Blood-Drip Nails

Published October 12, 2015 by beginnersnailart

Hi everyone, this week I’m back with a second Halloween themed design. These nails are really easy and would be a great last minute addition to any creepy or gory costume. 

 All you’ll need to recreate this design is a sheer nude polish for your base colour, a blood red polish, and a large dotting tool. 

 I’ve used Technic’s Moon for my base colour, and Persian Rose for the blood.

  Step 1: apply one coat of your sheer nude and let it dry.
  Step 2: create the drips with your red polish by pressing the dotting tool to your nails, then gently dragging the polish up to the tips.
  Step 3: load your dotting tool up with more red polish and dab it along the tips of your nails to join up the drips (let it dry and add a second layer if needed).
  Step 4: clean up around your nails, apply topcoat, and you’re done!

I really hope you liked this design and give it a go for Halloween.

Thanks for looking, Kirsteen x

Jack-O-Lantern Nails

Published October 5, 2015 by beginnersnailart

Hi everyone. It’s October already, which means it’s spooky season! Today’s post is the first of a few Halloween themed designs. The best part of this design is that it doesn’t have to be perfect, so don’t worry if you don’t have a steady hand, crooked smiles look better!

 It’s really easy to do and all you need is an Orange polish, a matching glitter polish (optional), a black polish, and a very small dotting tool or toothpick. 

 I’ve used Technic’s Sunset Strip, Kool Kiki, and Jet Black.

  Step 1: paint your nails with two coats of your orange polish.
  Step 2 (optional): apply one layer of your glitter polish and let it dry before moving on.
  Step 3: with your dotting tool and black polish, paint two horizontal triangles at the base of each nail for the eyes.
  Step 4: paint an upside down triangle beneath the eyes for the nose.
  Step 5: draw a jagged, curved line under each nose to create the mouth and let the black polish dry for 10 to 15 minutes so it doesn’t smudge.
  Step 6: clean up around your nails, apply topcoat, and you’re done!

I really hope you liked this Halloween themed design, I can’t wait to try out the next one!

Thanks for looking, Kirsteen x