Hello lovelies!

Merry Christmas to all!

Today I have for you my New Year’s Eve nail art idea.

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Black mat and shine nails with gold accent

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Black mat and shine nails with gold accent

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Black mat and shine nails with gold accent

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Black mat and shine nails with gold accent

 

First, paint all your nails black
I chose black for the base color because it makes the best contrast between shiny and mat part of the nails. I guess you could try any color though.

Then, add a mat top coat

Then, run clear top coat through your nail tips
I added freehand French nail tip using a clear top coat. Do not worry if you do not get the perfect line, striping tape will go over your line later and conceal imperfections. You can make your shiny tips with your black base bu this way you risk getting some black onto your cuticles. Clear top coat is the safest option :)

Last, add gold striping tape
Add gold striping tape over the French tip base. Wait until your base is completely dry to avoid the risk of smudging it with the tape.

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Hello lovelies!

Today I have for you another idea how to cheat the marble nail art and get the marble effect without water :)

To get these no water marble nails you will need 2 colors of your choice and a needle.

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Easy needle marble nail tutorial

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Easy needle marble nail tutorial

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Easy needle marble nail tutorial

First, paint your base color
I chose white and salmon pink for my base colors. You need one thin layer of your base color. This technique works best with opaque formulas. After your first thin coat is dry, go ahead and apply a fat coat of the same color. Tip! Do one nail at a time to make sure your marble will blend beautifully.

Then, add a few drops of your second color while the base is still wet
I added the no water marble design for three of my nails. Spot large spots of your second color on your wet base. Do not attempt them to be perfect circles, it would not add to the final result.

Then, drag a needle across your nail while nail polish is still wet
I use the needle length to drag into the wet mixture of colors. This way it will not leave deep marks into your design. Tip! As nail polish dries, it becomes less flexible and your needle will start dragging some of the color with it, so be quick :)

Last, add a layer of top coat to smooth your marble even more
Adding a layer of top coat will also conceal any areas your needle left without enough color.

To finish off the design, I added micro beads to my little finger and thumb. I used a drop of clear  nail polish to attach them.

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Hello lovelies!

The idea of creating your own jelly formula has been really tempting for a while. I finally tried it and here is the jelly raspberry nail polish I came out with.

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DIY jelly nail polish experiment and tips

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DIY jelly nail polish experiment and tips

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DIY jelly nail polish experiment and tips

To get your own jelly nail polish formula simply add a few dots of creme formula to a leftover clear top coat. In my photos you see 5 drops of Barry M Raspberry mixed into about 2 ml of L’Oreal Resist and shine clear top coat. I have 4 coats of this DIY jelly nail polish on my nails.

DIY jelly nail polish tips

TIP 1: Choose an opaque creme
Choosing an opaque creme nail polish will help you get the pigmentation you prefer. If your colored formula is too think or sheer you may end up adding color forever with what seems no effect at all.

TIP 2: Add a drop at a time
Add one single drop at a time and mix well so that you can get a better view of your mixture. Adding more color later is easier than trying to dilute an over colored base.

TIP 3: Do not use fast drying top coat
Use a regular / long lasting / strengthening etc. clear nail polish instead of fast drying one. Fast drying top coats do not blend well with added formula and you may end up with a streaky mixture which will not build up beautifully on nails.

So this was my first successful DIY jelly nail polish experiment. My next stop will be a black jelly :)

Thanks for visiting, I hope you enjoyed!

 

Hello nail art lovers!

Today I have for you a mix&match Christmas nails idea. I love how it turned out, it reminds me of Christmas time wrap paper.

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Christmas wrap paper nail art tutorial

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Christmas wrap paper nail art tutorial

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Christmas wrap paper nail art tutorial

To get this look simply paint: your thumb and little fingers red; your ring finger white; your middle finger green; your forefinger gold. I added diagonal stripes and stars images to two of the nails and then some gold studs so that the whole composition would look like Christmas ornaments.

This was my mix&match Christmas nail art idea, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello lovelies!

Today I have for you a cute and super lazy Christmas tree nail idea. I love the nude base with neon glitter formula of Yes Love G1-5 glitter nail polish I reviewed below. I thought it would be fun if I added a Christmas tree on white base. I used striping tape to outline the tree and added a golden stud on top to embellish it.

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Nude Christmas tree nails with neon glitter

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Nude Christmas tree nails with neon glitter

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Nude Christmas tree nails with neon glitter

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Nude Christmas tree nails with neon glitter

Yes Love G1-5 neon glitter nail polish review
A few words regarding this Yes Love nail polish characteristics. This formula is a beautiful peachy nude base packed with different sized neon particles. The formula is rather sheer on two coats so for these nails I got full coverage in three layers. You get a lot of neon particles in this nail polish so you will not have to struggle to get any on your nails. The formula lasts for 4 days with top coat. It is difficult to remove so I suggest using the kitchen foil method to take all glitter off without rubbing and damaging your nail base.

You can get nail polishes from this range online, packed in 6 for a fair price. They are fun to wear, I have 6 and enjoy each of them :)

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Hello lovelies!

It has been a while since I posted in my Wedding nails blog section. Today I have for you another classic French nail interpretation with some sparkle added with stones :)

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French manicure wedding nails with stones tutorial

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French manicure wedding nails with stones tutorial

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French manicure wedding nails with stones tutorial

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French manicure wedding nails with stones tutorial

First, create your French nail base

This is the first time I have tried French manicure on almond shaped nails and I must admit I love the result. Unfortunately, some of my nails tend to curve forward when they grow a bit longer so I won’t be enjoying this shape much. Anuways, I used a guiding tape to create the perfect white tip. You can add any favorite jelly nude to finish off your French manicure. I used a Maybelline NY shade I own for a while, unfortunately label has fallen off…

Then, attach stones to your nails
To attach your stones simply add a tad on the bottom and then press the stone down to your nail bed. I used some larger stones add more detail to the ring finger.

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Hello nail art lovers!

I have a new winter nail design featuring snowflakes as well as my favorite polka dots :)

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Winter nail art with snowflakes and polka dots

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Winter nail art with snowflakes and polka dots

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Winter nail art with snowflakes and polka dots

The image patterns are from my Bundle Monster Holiday image plate set. These are snowflakes from BM-H02 and Christmas decoration from BM-H03.

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Bundle Monster Holiday image plate

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Bundle Monster Holiday image plate

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