Hello lovelies!

Today I have for you a glitter leopard accent nail art tutorial.

To get this look I painted my pinkie, fore finger and thumb in Zoya Normani and for the other fingers I used Essie Mamba. On top of Essie Mamba I added Zoya Bar as a glitter accent. Then I added leopard details to two fingers and finished off the whole look with my Essie Good to Go top coat.

I have already shared some thoughts on all nail polishes for this nail look. You can find more info by clicking on the product name above.

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Glitter leopard nail art tutorial

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Glitter leopard nail art tutorial

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Glitter leopard nail art tutorial

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello nail art lovers!

Today I have for you an easy variation of the French nail.

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Glitter tip nails with gold striping tape tutorial

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Glitter tip nails with gold striping tape tutorial

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Glitter tip nails with gold striping tape tutorial

This look is super easy to achieve. I have 2 coats of Essie Mamba on. I added Zoya Bar to my tips and then lined the tips with gold striping tape.

I have shown you Essie Mamba before in this previous post: http://nailcentric.net/peachy-nude-essie-mamba-review-swatches/

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 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 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!

Hello nail art lovers!

 

Today I have a super easy and super lovely wedding nails idea. It is 100% DIY friendly and it looks just beautiful!

Easy wedding nails with silver striping tape tutorial

Super easy wedding nails with silver striping tape tutorial

Easy wedding nails with silver striping tape

Super easy wedding nails with silver striping tape tutorial

Super easy wedding nails with silver striping tape

Super easy wedding nails with silver striping tape tutorial

First, paint your nails white
Start by painting your nails an opaque white color. I love white for brides + I find it very easy to decorate. For this bridal nail design I used 3 coats of my favorite Essie Blanc.

Then, add silver striping tape
Silver striping tape will make these wedding nails look exquisite and elegant. Cut 10 pieces of self adhesive nail art striping tape. Adjust stripes to your nails as it they will indicate where a French tip would start. Cut the excess edges with scissors. Tip! Paint your base color the day before you will add striping tape in order to avoid any smudges and be able to play with it with no risk to ruin your flawless base.

Last, add top coat
Add a good layer of high shine top coat to make sure your striping tape stays in place. Tip! Pay special attention to cover all nail edges so that tape won’t start peeling off.

This was my super easy wedding nails idea, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello lovelies!

Today I have for you a recent nude find I love. Meet Essie Mamba, a peachy nude nail polish which in my opinion is great for a yellow undertone complexion.

Peachy nude Essie Mamba review and swatches

Peachy nude Essie Mamba review and swatches

Peachy nude Essie Mamba review and swatches

Peachy nude Essie Mamba review and swatches

Peachy nude Essie Mamba review and swatches

Peachy nude Essie Mamba review and swatches

Formula and application
Essie Mamba is an opaque creme. Formula is creamy, easy to distribute, does not streak and builds to even coverage in two coats. Essie Mamba nail polish is packed with the usual fat Essie brush which gives you full control and helps steady application.

Formula dries relatively fast and you can easily expect tw layers to be good to go in a total of 5 minutes.

Wear
This peachy nude wears for 4 days with your usual 2 coats of color + one layer of top coat approach. However, I prefer to apply three coats of color because it wears great literally until you decide to change it. Chips, if they appear, are not too obvious due to the nude origin of Essie Mamba and helps wear a day more.

My verdict
Easy to get hold of and complementing to the skin tone, Essie Mamba is one of my all time favorite nude shades. It is also a great quality formula so I am two thumbs up for this one!

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!