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Last Minute Day-To-Night Party Nails

Published December 20, 2016 by beginnersnailart

Hi everyone, this week I’ve got an easy, last minute look that won’t look too over the top for a daytime party either.All you’ll need are three polishes and a thin nail art brush. You’ll need a gold or silver polish and two dark colours (I’ve went with green and red, but choose colours to match your party outfit).The polishes I’ve used are Technic’s Seashell, Persian Rose, and Sea Foam.

Step 1: paint your nails with two coats of your gold or silver and let it fully dry.
Step 2: with your thin brush and one of your dark colours, paint a curved/wavy line a third if the way up your nail.
Step 3: use the polish brush and thin brush to fill it in. Tip: clean up any mess as you go to avoid the dark colours staining your skin.
Step 4: repeat steps 2 and 3 with your other dark colour on the top third of your nails.
Step 5: clean up around your nails, apply topcoat, and you’re done!

You could always make it a little more glam by adding some glitter over the gold/silver base, or make it more subtle by adding a matte top coat.

I really hope you liked this design, and hope everyone has a great Christmas!

Kirsteen x

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Subtle Christmas Nails – Polka Dot Baubles

Published December 12, 2016 by beginnersnailart

Hi everyone. This week’s design is a lovely (and easy) design for everyone out their who loves a bit of Christmas nail art, but either doesn’t want to go full on, or can’t have anything too over the top at work or school.You can use any colours you like for your baubles: anything from one to five colours, and matching glitter polishes. You’ll also need a white polish, black polish, and two dotting tools (one small and one large).I’ve used Technic’s White, Jet Black, Ginger, Gun Metal, Izzy Whizzy, and Stardust. 

 Step 1: paint your nails with two coats of white polish and let it dry.

Step 2: using your large dotting tool, place five dots on each nail (don’t forget to clean the dotting tool in between each colour).
Step 3: switch to the small dotting tool and place a little black dot on the top of each of the larger dots to make the baubles.
Step 4: switch back to the large dotting tool and go over each dot with the corresponding glitter polish (again, don’t forget to clean the dotting tool in between each colour).
Step 5: clean up around your nails, add topcoat, and you’re done!

I really hope you enjoyed this subtle and sparkly Christmas look, and give it a go with your favourite colours,
Kirsteen x

Easy Christmas Tree Nails

Published December 5, 2016 by beginnersnailart

Hi everyone. This week my Christmas tree is going up, so I thought I needed matching nails to go with it!All you’ll need to try them out yourself is a gold (or silver) base colour, a pearly dark green, a pearly red, striping tape (or masking tape), and two dotting tools (small and medium).I’ve used Technic’s Seashell, Zephyr, Sea Foam, and Rococco. I mixed Zephyr and Sea Foam to get my tree colour as one was a little light and the other too dark.

Step 1: apply two thin coats of your base colour and let it dry completely.
Step 2: use your green polish and small dotting tool to mark out the points of your trees so they aren’t crooked.

Step 3: place tape on your nails like this, matching up with the dots you placed.
Step 4: add a few green dots in each triangle with your medium dotting tool.
Step 5: fill in the rest with small green dots.
Step 6: add a few red dots on each side with your small dotting tool for baubles.
Step 7: carefully remove the tape from your nails for sharp lines.
Step 8: clean up around your nails, add topcoat, and you’re done!

I really hope you liked this design, and try it out with colours to match your own tree 🙂

Kirsteen x