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January Blues

Published January 9, 2017 by beginnersnailart

Hi everyone, Happy New Year! I hope you all had a great time over Christmas and New Year. I know this is usually when the January blues kick in, so I thought I’d try out a little blue mix and match to cheer me up. I was inspired by a few different designs by the very talented @handjobsbyalison on Instagram. I’ve done a mix of marble, metallic and polka dots, as well as shiny and matte. All you’ll need is three polishes (blue, white, and silver), a small dotting tool, and a few bits of cling film/plastic wrap.The polishes I’ve used are Technic’s Cornflower, Gun Metal, and White.

Step 1: paint your middle finger with two coats of silver, your thumb and pinky two coats of blue, and the others with one coat of white.
Step 2: on the white nail, use the polish brushes to blob on some white and blue polish.
Step 3: place a piece of cling film over the nail and gently pat it down.
Step 4: peel it off carefully and you’ll be left with a marble print (and a mess, clean it up with a small brush and polish remover before it dries).

 Step 5: use your small dotting tool and place some white polka dots on your blue nails.
Step 6: clean up around your nails, add topcoat, and you’re done! I also added a matte topcoat to my thumb and ring finger, but that’s optional.
I really hope you liked this design, thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have an amazing 2017.

Kirsteen x