Hello nail art lovers!

Today I have a navy like nail look. It features several nail colors nad some striping tape. Hang on to see how I made it.

Navy nail art with striping tape tutorial

Navy nail art with striping tape tutorial

Navy nail art with striping tape tutorial

Navy nail art with striping tape tutorial

First, paint your base colors
For this navy nail design I have several colors on. OPI Honey Ryder on my little finger; Essie Blanc on my ring finger and thumb; China Glaze Petal to the Metal on my middle finger and CND Midnight Saphire on my fore finger.

Then, add some stripes to your ring finger and thumb
Use some striping tape to mark out several parallel lines on your nails. Using each color, paint your lines depending on how you like the color combination between them. When you remove the striping tape you will have your parallel stripes.

For this nail design I did not use a top coat because it would ruin the texture effect of Honey Ryder.

Check out my previous Navy nail art tutorial for additional inspiration :)

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

Today I have for you a textured French look I made super easy and loved wearing. It is fast too as this nail design requires only two coats of nail polish.

Silver and pink textured French nails tutorial

Silver and pink textured French nails tutorial

Silver and pink textured French nails tutorial

Silver and pink textured French nails tutorial

Silver and pink textured French nails tutorial

Silver and pink textured French nails tutorial

First, paint your nails silver.
For the silver color I used a single coat of Essie No Place Like Chrome. I have swatched it in my Silver and blue dots nail art tutorial.

Then, add some pink texture.
Outline your a part of your nails with French nails stripes to make sure you will get a beautiful oval shape when you remove them. Tip! before applying the stripes, touch your skin with them a few times to prevent glue from sticking too hard to your base color.

For my textured color I used China Glaze Unrefined which you have seen featured in my Pink tiger stamped nail tutorial.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello loveliest!

I am excited to share with you today a textured nail polish collection from Zoya to anticipate this fall.

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Zoya Ultra PixieDust fall 2014 nail polish collection

Zoya Ultra PixieDust fall 2014 nail polish collection features 3 textured formulas in 3 stunning autumn shades

Zoya Noir: Deep vampy plum, textured PixieDust with red Mega Hex Particles.

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Zoya Noir Zoya Ultra PixieDust fall 2014 nail polish collection

Zoya Arianna: Blue-toned red wine, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Particles

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Zoya Arianna Zoya Ultra PixieDust fall 2014 nail polish collection

Zoya Oswin: True red, textured PixieDust with Mega Hex Particles

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Zoya Oswin Zoya Ultra PixieDust fall 2014 nail polish collection

Zoya promise we would get beautiful 3D coverage by applying two or three thin coats. I love that you are not required to use a base or a top coat with textured formulas which saves time. Nail polishes from Zoya Ultra PixieDust fall 2014 are BIG5Free and formula contains no formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, dibutyl phthalate, toluene or camphor.

Zoya Noir, Zoya Arianna and Zoya Oswin will be available for pre-order at zoya.com on the 9th of September and will be shipped out on the 15th of September or sooner.

Personally, I can’t wait to get my hands on Noir!

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

I have a crazy neon detailed manicure for you today. Fast and easy to make, the only fuss about it being some striping tape for the ring finger stripes.

Neon stripes and dots nail art tutorial

Neon stripes and dots nail art tutorial

Neon stripes and dots nail art tutorial

Neon stripes and dots nail art tutorial

Here is how to make it.

First, paint your nails white
I painted all my nails white because neon colors pop best on a white base.

Then, add neon details
Dots I used two neon colors for this nail design – yellow and pink. Randomly add tiny neon dots to your white nails, leaving the ring fingers. Then add some black dots to fully match the color scheme of this design.

Stripes Roughly divide your ring fingers in two halves, painting one a yellow neon shade and the other a pink neon shade. Do not worry to make ot perfect, you will be covering them black all over :)

Add 4 parallel striping tape pieces to your ring fingers and paint them black. Remove the striping tape to reveal neon stripes

Voila! You have crazy neon nail design. Add some top coat of you wish but have in mind that it will make your neon look a bit less bright.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

 

 

Hello lovelies!

September is officially here and I am back from my last holiday for the summer season. Here are a few pictures of the lovely Rhodope Mountains where I spent the last week.

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The Rhodope Mountains

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The Rhodope Mountains

So this is a summer blogging roundup post which holds my favorite posts from June, July and August 2014.

This summer I had 20 posts altogether. It was really difficult to get back on track with blogging since I started working full time again but I am happy that I could manage :) Thanks for your support and encouragement my fellows!

In order of appearance, the posts are:
Nude wedding nails with white lace accent tutorial
Super easy wedding nails with striping tape
Textured white and gold wedding nails with striping tape tutorial
Blue dots nail design featuring Essie No Place Like Chrome
Arovana by Dance Legend review and swatches
Navy nail art design with striping tape tutorial
Sunset gradient ombre nails tutorial and tips
Peacock feather nail art stamp featuring Dance Legend Chameleon nail polish

Looking forward to autumn, I hope to see you soon!

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!