All posts tagged abstract

Sparkling Snowstorm Nails

Published November 21, 2016 by beginnersnailart

Hi everyone, this week I’ve done a sparkly, abstract snowstorm look. I always love snowflake nail art but find it hard to do myself, but I was really please with how this one turned out.For this design you’ll need a black polish, a frosty blue, frosty white, silver glitter, makeup sponge, and two different sized dotting tools.I’ve used Technic’s Jet Black, Turkish Sea, Angel Gown, and Stardust. The dotting tool I used is double ended with two different sizes.

Step 1: once your base coat dries, paint your nails with two coats of black polish and let it dry.
Step 2: sponge a little of your frosty blue over the black.
Step 3: with your bigger dotting tool, place two to four dots on each nail.
Step 4: fill in the rest of your nail with smaller dots.

Step 5: (excuse the lack of picture, stupid me forgot to take one) use your dotting tools to place some silver glitter polish over all the dots.

Step 6: clean up around your nails, apply topcoat, and you’re done!

I really hope you liked this easy, alternative take on snowstorm/snowflake nails.

Kirsteen x


Abstract Colour Block Nails

Published May 3, 2016 by beginnersnailart

Hi everyone. This week’s design is a nice and easy abstract colour block.

As easy as this design is, it is a little time consuming, so I’ve only done it on two nails. If you’ve got more time, feel free to do all of your nails, it will look fab! You’ll need three bold colours of your choice and some striping tape. If you don’t have striping tape, use masking tape cut into thin strips. 

My nails are a bit stained just now, so as well as the three bold colours, I used a sheer, nude polish on the nails the design was to be on to hide the stains. I’ve used Technic’s Moon as my nude, and South Pacific, Tango Red, and Cornflower.

Step 1: apply a base coat to the nails that will have the design on them (and nude if you’re using one) and paint the rest a solid colour.
Step 2: once dry, apply tape to the nude nails to make different sized squares and rectangles.
Step 3: fill them in with your bold colours, leaving one or two blank.
Step 4: remove the tape and let the polish dry.
Step 5: if there’s too much of a gap between some of the shapes, go back in with some polish on a thin brush and widen the shapes.
Step 6: clean up around your nails, apply topcoat, and you’re done!

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

Kirsteen x