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.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

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 :)

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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!

Today I have for you another stamping experiment I tried soon. I really like how precise and sharp the stamped snowflake images are but find them too harsh in the white-on-something option. So I figured I would enjoy the stamped snowflake more  in a jelly sandwich.

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Snowflake winter nails in blue jelly tutorial

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Snowflake winter nails in blue jelly tutorial

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Snowflake winter nails in blue jelly tutorial

First, start with one jelly layer
The only jelly nail polish in my collection is a cobalt blue by LCN. Unfortunately, there is no number on name on the bottle, it must have faded away in time.

I think blue fits the wither theme so I started with a thin layer of the jelly formula to serve as my stamping base.

Then, add white snowflakes
My snowflake pattern is from the Bundle Monster Holiday image plates set I have reviewed earlier on the blog. The image is from plate BM-H02.

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Bundle Monster Holiday BM-H02 image plate

Last, add another layer of jelly formula
When you add the second jelly layer it builds up to develop the base color and at the same time it does not go too intense over your white image and stays transparent on it.

You can add your favorite top coat to increase design depth and shine.

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This stamping tutorial is part of my Stamping ABC project which shows my progress in self-studying the details of stamped nail art.

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Hello nail art lovers!

Today I have for you a quick and easy nail art idea with striping tape. To get the look below simply paint your nails nude and your ring finger white. Then add three pieces of striping tape to your middle finger tip and paint it white.

Nail polishes I used are my favorite white Essie Blanc and the beautiful nude Zoya Chantal.

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Easy nude and white stripes nail tutorial

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Easy nude and white stripes nail tutorial

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Easy nude and white stripes nail tutorial

These photos are taken in sunlight. I have shown you a swatch of Zoya Chantal in different lighting, check out the post if you want to compare.

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Hello nail art lovers!

Today I want to show you this dark nail design with neon accent. I have seen similar designs around the internet and thought I might give this idea a try.

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Neon lines nail art with striping tape tutorial

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Neon lines nail art with striping tape tutorial

To get the design simply pain your nails a bright neon color and wait to dry. Then add striping tape and cover with black.

My top coat smudged a bit of black on my neon lines so I am not sure I would recommend adding a top coat unless you are 100% sure it won\t ruin details.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!