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Watercolour Flowers

Published June 21, 2016 by beginnersnailart

Hi everyone. This week I’ve done some bright watercolour flower nails. It was really easy, and surprisingly, not messy!

To give it a go you’ll need a white polish as you base colour, three neon polishes (pink and purple for the flowers, and green for the leaves), a black polish, a small dotting tool, a thin brush, and some acetone polish remover.

I’ve used Technic’s White, Flamingo, Bora Bora Beach, Electro, and Jet Black. The polish remover I used was 99% acetone (supposed to be for removing gel nails, but it’s the one I normally use for cleaning up).

Step 1: paint your nails with two coats of white polish and let them dry.
Step 2: using the polish brushes, wipe off the excess on the neck of the bottle and dab on a thin blob of pink and purple.
Step 3: while the polishes are still wet, dip your thin brush into your acetone and lightly dab it around the blobs of nail polish to thin and spread them out. 

They’ll look something like this when you’ve finished. Just remember not to put too much acetone on the one spot or your base might run too.
Step 4: use your dotting tool and green polish to draw some leaves, then repeat step 3 with these too.
Step 5: take some black polish on your dotting tool and place three dots in the centre of each flower to finish them off.
Step 6: let the black polish dry for 10 minutes, clean up around your nails, apply topcoat, and you’re done!

I really hope you liked this design, thanks for stopping by!

Kirsteen x

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Summer Flower Nails

Published June 13, 2016 by beginnersnailart

Hi everyone. This week’s nails are some cute and bright, summery flowers. 

This design was really quick, and easy too. All you’ll need is a sheer and shimmery base colour, a white, yellow, bright pink, medium dotting tool, and a small dotting tool (alternatively you can use a dry ball point pen and a toothpick if you don’t have any dotting tools).

The polishes I’ve used are all by Technic. I used Candy for my base, and White, Mimosa, and Flamingo for my flowers.

Step 1: apply one coat of your base colour and let it dry.
Step 2: use your medium dotting tool and white polish to paint some white flowers over your nails.
Step 3: once your white flowers are dry, repeat step 2 with your yellow. Place the yellow flowers in the spaces between the white, but don’t worry about them overlapping.
Step 4: once your flowers are dry, finish them off by adding a pink centre to each.
Step 5: take your small dotting tool (or toothpick) and place some small dots in any large spaces in between the flowers.
Step 6: go over them with some of your base colour so they don’t stand out as much as the flowers.
Step 7: clean up around your nails, apply your topcoat, and you’re done!

I really hope you liked this design, thanks for stopping by,

Kirsteen x

Jelly Sandwich Nails 

Published June 6, 2016 by beginnersnailart

Hi everyone. This week I decided to try out some jelly sandwich nails. I’ve seen them everywhere recently, I love the look and how easy they are to do. The best bit is you don’t need any tools.

All you need is a jelly polish and some glitter polish. If your not sure about the polish, a jelly polish is a sheer, but pigmented polish that can be built/layered on your nails. For glitter pick a polish that’s got fine and chunky glitters (or use two, a fine and a chunky).

For my jelly polish I went with Technic’s Koh Phangan from the party brights collection. I used three different glitter polishes in Stardust, Mermaid, and Daydreamer. I also used their peel off base coat to make all this glitter easy to remove!

Step 1: once your peel off base coat dries, apply two thin coats of your jelly polish and let it dry too.
Step 2: apply a layer of your fine glitter polish, and let it dry.
Step 3: add your chunky glitter polish, and again give it a bit of time to dry.
Tip: apply the glitter polish with a makeup sponge. This will apply he glitter evenly and the sponge will soak up the excess clear polish, cutting down on drying time! Put some peel off base coat, Vaseline, around your nails to help clean up too.

Step 4: apply one layer of your jelly polish over your glitter.
Step 5: clean up around your nails, apply topcoat, and you’re done!

I really hope you liked this quick and easy look. I think it’s a really good bright and sparkly summer look too. Thanks for looking!

Kirsteen x