Hello lovelies!

Today I have for you a glitter nail look which is very easy to achieve. This is Zoya Bar layered on the tips of nude nails. I covered painted my little finger and thumb with 3 full coats of Zoya Bar to make this nail design more complete. I think this glittery nail art idea would be great for a bride and would suit a champagne/golden theme reception.

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Glitter wedding nails with Zoya Bar

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Glitter wedding nails with Zoya Bar

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Glitter wedding nails with Zoya Bar

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Glitter wedding nails with Zoya Bar

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Hello nail art lovers!

Today I want to share with you my Valentine’s day nail art idea. It is non-pink, easy to make and involves some stamping :) So if you would like to opt for a nail design out of the traditiona pink/red/romantic vibe, I suggest the one below.

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Valentine’s day nail art tutorial with gold

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Valentine’s day nail art tutorial with gold

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Valentine’s day nail art tutorial with gold

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Valentine’s day nail art tutorial with gold

The textured gold color is OPI Honey Ryder which I love and have shown you in several designs so far. On the white finger I have Bundle Monster stamping image from their Holiday collection image plates. This heart is the uppermost image on the BM-H16 image plate. I have Zoya Bar in the black nail base to add a glitter gold accent. I think these few glitters are the ingredient which binds the whole design together.

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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 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 :)

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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!

I am a huge fan of water marble nails, I love how intricate and unique the designs using water marble technique turn out and I absolutely hate the fact that this nail art never worked for me. I have read a lot, seen videos of people doing it and ended out wiping off each and every messy and honestly speaking ugly design on my nails. Sometimes I wonder why do I keep trying this thing over and over again…

This post is dedicated to a water marble nail design which I finally liked enough to wear and share :) I will tell you my tips how to make the water marble nail art technique work and I hope it will do as it did for me.

White and gold water marble nails

White and gold water marble nails

White and gold water marble nail design

White and gold water marble nails

White and gold water marble nail art

White and gold water marble nails

TIP1: Use 2 colors
After giving multi color water marble nails a try a few times and never liked the result I finally came to the conclusion that less may be more and tried a design with only two colors. In my photos I alternated opaque white and gold shades until they created a good base to dip your fingers in :)

TIP2: Use warm water
Warm water helps your chosen colors to spread in the cup you are using and make them easier to layer.

TIP3: Dip to a 45 degree angle
I found out that dipping your fingers to an angle across the water surface gives the best result and saves you from wrinkles and bubbles.

TIP4: Do two nails at a time
Dipping two nails together into your water marble design is faster. Also, you can get interesting patterns which complement each other due to the fact that they were picked out of the same base pattern.

TIP5: Use oil to protect your skin
I have seen many bloggers recommend to use tape around your nail which you can remove later and reduce the amount of clean up after each dip into your water marble design. I found this technique time consuming and too messy so I tried oil. Rubbing whatever oil you have in handy into your cuticles and finger will prevent nail polish from sticking to these areas and make the clean up process much easier and quicker.

So these are my ideas to make the water marble nails work.
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Hello nail art lovers!

Today I want to share with you the easiest nail art I opt for when I am out of free time but still want a beautiful nail design. This is a simple principle which can be followed with various nail polish shades and effects and will still give you that same glam effect.

Simple nail design principle which always works
For this fast and easy nail design principle you will need a nail polish with some kind of effect added to it. This may be glitter, color particles, holo flakes, etc. You will also need a nail shade which matches your first nail polish added color. For example if you put white nail polish with gold flakes on 4 nails and a gold full color on your last nail, you will have a simple nail art design which always works!

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This is how I recreated this simple nail art principle a few days ago when I was going on a planned event but was running out of time for manicure.

This is OPI Wonderous Star on 4 nails and a black color on my ring finger. I love how this nail design turned out and will tell you some more about the golden beauty featured in it.

OPI Wondrous Star manicure

OPI Wonderous Star review
OPI Wonderous star was released in 2013 for the upcoming Christmas Holiday season. It is part of the collection OPI launched in collaboration with Mariah Carey that year. OPI Wonderous Star is a platinum silver fine glitter in a clear base, with hexagonal shaped black flakes added. The formula is rather thin in comparison with the usual glitter nail polish. It is very easy to control how much hexagonal effects you get on nails, formula is buildable and in two coats it will leave you with this gorgeous platinum silver color with some black accents here and there. OPI Wonderous start dries fast so you should not worry if you wish to layer more coats of it but for my nail design I only needed two.

OPI Wonderous Star will make a perfect top coat to add some shine to different nail colors. I have tried over darks such as black and grey and also lights such as white and nude shades and it has worked great on every base so far. For the mani below I applied it over Zoya Chantal.

I will be showing more nail designs featuring my simple ad easy nail art rule I shared with you in this post. I will also show you more of OPI Holiday Season 2013 nail polishes soon so stay tuned!

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