Hello nail art lovers!

With September already around the corner, I have for you my last summer nail design. This sea foam and sand nail art is basically OPI Honey Ryder on three nails and China Glaze At Vase Value on my ring and middle fingers. I added some white on the latter using the spray water marble technique which basically the water marble technique but before you dip your nails into the water you should spray it with hair spray. This creates a sort of a net, aka your sea foam :)

I used a star and some pearls to embellish the look.

Sea foam and sand nail art tutorial

Sea foam and sand nail art tutorial

Sea foam and sand nail art tutorial

Sea foam and sand nail art tutorial

Sea foam and sand nail art tutorial

Sea foam and sand nail art tutorial

I will be off for a week’s vacation so see you in September :)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

Today I have for you a marine nail design in the most classical navy color combination. I decorated it using striping tape and some gold studs. I like that those type of designs ca be recreated in many different ways depending on your mood and imagination. For this particular one I painted some of my nails coral using Essie Peach Daiquiri, white using Essie Blanc and blue using L.A. Girls 3D Brilliant Blue. I randomly attached striping tape and added a contrasting color to achieve clean stripes. to finish off the look, I attached a few gold studs using a top coat as adhesive.

Navy nail art design with striping tape tutorial

Navy nail art design with striping tape tutorial

Navy nail art design with striping tape tutorial

Navy nail art design with striping tape tutorial

I have shown you Brilliant Blue before in artificial lighting. You can check out some swatches if you wish.

That was my navy nail art idea.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

Today I have for you a textured wedding nail design, it is white and gold + easy to make using striping tape. Stay with me for some words on how I made it.

Textured white and gold wedding nails with striping tape

Textured white and gold wedding nails with striping tape

Textured white and gold wedding nails with striping tape

Textured white and gold wedding nails with striping tape

Textured white and gold wedding nails with striping tape

Textured white and gold wedding nails with striping tape

First, paint your nails white
For this manicure I painted my white base the night before I added the textured gold to this nail design. This is because you need to be 100% certain that your base is dry when you are using striping tape or you risk some smudges a flaws.

Then, randomly add some striping tape
I attached several striping tape pieces to my nails aiming to make parallel lines. I think white and gold will work great for a wedding day in various shapes so go with your imagination if you are not keen on the geometric precision parallel lines will leave you with.

Last, add a full coat of your opaque gold color
OPI Honey Ryder worked great for this wedding nail art idea. It is a one coater and gives this beautiful textured final look which makes this nail design unique. I added a single layer and immediately removed the striping tape without waiting for the formula to set. I find it is much easier to achieve a clean line when you are fast with this procedure.

To keep the textured look, do not add any top coat and simply wait for your bridal nail design to dry.

Thanks for having a look at my textured white and gold wedding nails tutorial, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

Today I have a super easy and very straightforward nail art tutorial for you. This is another leopard nail design, you would expect it from me :)

To get these fun nails simply paint your nails white, add some blobs of different color to each nail and then outline them with black. I guess you can play with base color and leopard skin color to get a different look each time and this nail design is so easy that it variations are worth the try.

Colorful leopard nails tutorial

Colorful leopard nails tutorial

Colorful leopard nails tutorial

Colorful leopard nails tutorial

Colorful leopard nails tutorial

Colorful leopard nails tutorial

Colorful leopard nails tutorial

Colorful leopard nails tutorial

 

I have a more detailed tutorial on leopard skin nail art, you can check it out if you wish.

 

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

I am happy to show you my first successful gradient nail art try. I have attempted the gradient ombre nail design several times but all results came out disappointing in my opinion. This time I changed my approach a bit and must admit I love the final effect!

Sunset gradient ombre nails tutorial and tips

Sunset gradient ombre nails tutorial and tips

Sunset gradient ombre nails tutorial and tips

Sunset gradient ombre nails tutorial and tips

Sunset gradient ombre nails tutorial and tips

Sunset gradient ombre nails tutorial and tips

 

Here is what I did.

First, paint your nails white
Start your gradient ombre nail art with a white base. This way you will make sure colors will be vibrant and true. I have 2 coats of Essie Blanc. Tip! Try to keep base color a mm away from your cuticles. This will help you cover every white spot with color later and not worry about white showing close to cuticles.

Then, blend your colors on a regular makeup sponge and transfer on nails
For my sunset gradient ombre nails I used OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips as my pink, Essie Navigate Her as my orange and China Glaze Metro Pollen-Tin as my yellow.

Tip! I got the best result when I applied the lightest color first on the makeup sponge. For this design I needed 2 rounds of color transfer to cover the white base and blend colors.

Last, add a glitter top coat
To finish of this sunset gradient nail design, I added a thin coat of China Glaze Fairy Dust. Tiny sparkles play with light and make any blending imperfections less visible. If you, like me, have not yet mastered the gradient ombre nail technique, I strongly suggest to use a sparkly top coat to conceal any areas you are not fully happy with. Just make sure your top coat is not loaded with too much shimmer and will not cover your main idea in glitter completely.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope to show you more successful gradient ombre nails soon!

Hello lovelies!

Today’s post will be a review of a super interesting formula by Dance Legend. This is Dance Legend Sunshine 195, which in reaction with light shifts its base color. Formula was very difficult to photograph as the second light hits it it gets darker…

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

When lighting is subtle Dance Legend Sunshine 195 is a milky off white shade with a slight pink hue. When hit bu direct sunlight, it turns into a vibrant dark purple shade.

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

Dance Legend Sunshine 195 review and swatches

Formula and application
Dance Legend Sunshine 195 color shifting formula is packed with different sizes gold glitter. It adds an extra something to your color and looks as beautiful on the lightest as well as the darkest nail polish color.

This nail polish is easy to apply and build, the first layer leaving you with a rather see through color which gets fully opaque by adding a second coat.

Wear
Dance Legend Sunshine 195 wears great for two days without a top coat and up to four with a top layer added. Adding a top coat will not ruin its color shift qualities so it is up to your preference how to wear it. Glitter is a bit difficult to remove so you might want to soak your nails in nail polish remover for 10 seconds before you attempt to take the color off.

My verdict
I love the idea of having a pink nude manicure while at the office which, with no effort, transforms to a beautiful purple shade for your walk in the park after work hours. Both colors are very wearable and will not get you bored for having the same nail color for days :)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

Today I have for you the easiest  monochrome striped nail art ever! To get this design simply paint your nails white and when your base is absolutely dry, add a few stripes to get the geometric nails effect. Finish off with top coat to seal the design together and prevent the striping tape from peeling off.

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Black and white nail art with striping tape

Black and white nail art with striping tape

Black and white nail art with striping tape

Black and white nail art with striping tape

Black and white nail art with striping tape

I used my usual Essie Blanc to get the white base flawless. I painted the base color the day before I added the stripes because this way striping tape designs are 100% smudge proof.

That was my easy monochrome nail art idea, I hope you enjoyed!