Hello nail art lovers!

I love the half moon nail trend for 2014! I tried it recently and I want to show you how it turned out, plus will give you some tips from what I have learnt :)

My half moon interpretation is a bright color block design combining orange and pink. I used guiding stripes to get the perfect half moon shape. So here is how it goes!

How to get the half moon nails tutorial

How to get the half moon nails tutorial

How to get the half moon nails tutorial

How to get the half moon nails tutorial

How to get the half moon nails tutorial

How to get the half moon nails tutorial

First, paint your nails orange on one hand and pink on the other.
I thought it would be fun to have an orange base for one hand and a pink one for the other and I really like the pop art effect this design has. Tip! When you choose your colors make sure they are thick and opaque formulas. This way it will be easy to add the second color on top of the base one without having to layer too much nail polish to cover it.

Then, add the half moon.
Guiding stripes may help you get a good half moon shape. Tip! After you have applied your second color, remove the stripe while nail polish is still wet so that the stripe will not leave any harsh edges.

I think that if you choose a sheer base, half moon can be added free handedly and guides are not obligatory to get a beautiful result. If you are able to see your natural half moon it will be easier to trace it with the second color.

Last, seal nail design with a top coat.
The half moon nail art is a layered design and as all layered nail designs it may have some nail polish bumps to conceal. Use a fat top coat for this manicure and this will smooth off any harsh edges left by the guiding stripes.

Thanks for reading, see you soon!

Hello lovelies!

Today I want to share with you how to make this pink zebra nail design. This is a bizarre pastel pink animal with mat skin, white stripes and a hint of gold :) Read on for a step-by-step tutorial.

Pink white and gold zebra nails tutorial

Pink white and gold zebra nails tutorial

Pink white and gold zebra nails tutorial

Pink white and gold zebra nails tutorial

Pink white and gold zebra nails tutorial

Pink white and gold zebra nails tutorial

Pink white and gold zebra nails tutorial

Pink white and gold zebra nails tutorial

 

First, paint your nails soft pink.
I was in a mood for a baby pink these days. You can chose any favorite pink you have but I believe this design will look as romantic and soft as it is now if you use a paler shade.

Second, add zebra stripes.
Again, to get this gentle zebra look I chose to make white stripes instead of black ones. I draw zebra stripes freehandedly but have featured this zebra print how to in my earlier tutorial, in case you will need a guide. I used a stripping brush I made by trimming and old clear coat brush. I have already given you this idea in my 5 DIY nail products you can get for free.

Then, add a mat top coat.
It is a good idea to add the mat top coat before the gold zebra stripes because gold colors usually have some glitter in it and you do not want to steal away their sparkle by covering it with a mat formula.

Last, add gold detail.
My gold color comes with a stripping brush so I used it to add the stripes. You need just a few touches here and there as this step is meant to add a gold hint to your strange animal skin rather than overwhelm it with glitter.

Products:
Pink: Golden Rose Rich Color collection, number 52
White: Essie Blanc
Gold: Golden Rose Nail Art collection, number 113
Mat top: Flormar Matifying touch

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!.

Hello lovelies!

I am happy to share with you another wedding nail art design. These are easy DIY bridal nails which still have that extra something to make them special enough for the big day. Read on to see how I created this wedding manicure.

Wedding nail art: romantic pink and luxury jewels

Wedding nail art: romantic pink and luxury jewels

Wedding nail art: romantic pink and luxury jewels

Wedding nail art: romantic pink and luxury jewels

 

First, apply a pale pink shade to your nails.
I chose pale pink for this design as it is different from the classic natural wedding nail color but still very romantic and mild. Sometimes pale colors are not very pigmented so you may need to us an extra coat to get even and thick nail coverage. For this design I put 3 pink coats.

Last, add luxury :)
I decorated 3 nails with different sized crystals, pearls and silver studs. You do not need some special tools or glue to attach the embellishments. I use a toothpick and a tiny bit of clear polish to pick and stick the details. I believe randomly attached embellishments hold the charm of this design. Still, if you prefer you can attach them using the same pattern for each nail.

Jewels, pearls and studs can be taken from various places and you do not need to look for nail art supplies in particular. You can find tiny embellishments at the haberdashery counter, your local crafts store, even get phone decoration stickers from a dollar store and tear them apart to use the gems for wedding manicure :)

Products:
Pink: Golden Rose Rich Color collection, number 54
Crystals, pearls and studs
Tiny drops of clear top coat to stick jewels

Inspiration:

Romantic pink wedding reception from modwedding.com

Romantic pink wedding reception from modwedding.com

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

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Hello everyone!

I am happy to welcome you to my column Drugstore Favorites. It is dedicated to my best product finds from the drugstore shelves. If it helps you find at least one reasonably priced and high quality nail product, its mission will be completed :)
Some of my all time favorite mainstream nail products are Rimmel London nail polishes from the Pro line with Lycra. Almost all of my nails tutorials feature a Rimmel London product and this is because their polishes turned out to be a great fit for my criteria of a good mainstream nail product. Currently I own three shades: Cocktail Passion, Grape Sorbet and Jazz Funk. The latter is from Rimmel London Kate Moss color collection. Also you can check out my 3 best top coats post.

For this post I have not received any products, or payment, or any kind of sponsorship by Rimmel London company. So read on to see my sincere reasons to love these drugstore finds!

I got the images from the African online store Bid or Buy.

♥ reason 1: They save time
The nail polish formula of Rimmel Lomdon Pro line with Lycra is very pigmented. You get vivid colors with only two coats which saves time for color application. Also, less coats on nails means faster so you are good to go within minutes after color has been applied.

♥ reason 2: They are easy to apply
These polishes can be applied literally with one single stroke. They come with a fat rounded brush which fits the nails and allows to cover them with the right amount of polish with only one motion. I really appreciate being able to work so easily, it is a great plus that with such an easy brush your cuticles stay clean most of the times :)

♥ reason 3: They are available and affordable
Rimmel London nail polishes are easy to get. They are in almost every drugstore and mainstream cosmetics store. New lines quickly hit the store shelves and you can just buy them without online orders, waiting, the risk if blind buying, etc. Prices may vary in different locations but are always pocket friendly.

♥ reason 4: Formula does not thicken
I have had my Cocktail passion for more than a year and every time I reach for it, which is often as I now have only a tiny bit left, it feels like new. Formula stays fresh for a long time which makes these polishes great to include into a planned collection as you may rely they will be there and in good condition when you need them.

♥ reason 5: They last
I am amazed how nail polishes from this line wear in time. Color does not fade or chip for days. This is a photo from my Color block zebra manicure tutorial. I could not get my husband, who is also my blog photographer, take the photos for it for 3 days. So these pictures are taken on the fourth day of nail polish application. The vibrant pink is Cocktail Passion. Pretty well, I say :)

Easy zebra color block nail art

Easy zebra color block nail art

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!.

Hello dear nail art lovers! I am so happy to share with you a post dedicated to the all time beauty creator, guide and inspirer – Chanel. Chanel is a sign of luxury and style, then why not transfer Chanel’s most noticeable symbols to your nails? Pastel tweed, monochrome combinations, kilting, Chanel logo and some jewels – here they are, Chanel nails all ready to be admired :) These tweed and embellished monochrome nails with gold Chanel detail by Amelie’s Nails blog are just beautiful.

Chanel tweed monochrome nails

Chanel tweed monochrome nails

Chanel monochrome manicure

Chanel monochrome manicure

Another Chanel manicure with kilting and bijoux by beautyblog.nl.

Chanel manicure with kilting and bijoux

Chanel manicure with kilting and bijoux

This is a stunning mix and match design incorporating several Chanel symbols – pastel, black and gold colors, kilting, lace and luxurious glitter sparkle by Ink 361.

Chanel mix and match nail design

Chanel mix and match nail design

Look at Bella Thorne’s Chanel manicure at Stealherstylenet.

Bella Thorne Chanel manicure

Bella Thorne Chanel manicure

And to add a pop of color, here are these jewelry embellished 3D pink Chanel nails.

Embellished pink Chanel nails

Embellished pink Chanel nails

I will prepare a Chanel manicure tutorial for you soon and will show you how to create Chanel nail art. Also, I will have a post on Chanel spring/summer 2014 makeup collection and nail polish colors so stay tuned!

Inspiration:
A famous phrase by the one and only Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel quotes`

Coco Chanel quotes

Thanks for reading and see you soon!.

Hello nail art lovers!

Have you ever had that morning, when you wake up and you realize that your beautiful nail design is ruined? There is this chipped bit here, the faded detail there, the cracked nail tips… a nightmare! I will give you my top 3 tips how to save your nail art and skip the falling apart phase!

TIP 1 How to save chipped tips If you have dark nail color on, just add some nail polish on the chipped area. This will give your color a day more with very little effort. Don’t worry, amendments with black, dark blue, bordeaux and most dark colors actually are barely noticeable.

TIP 2 How to save a faded nail It is common for nail color to fade a little if you have been wearing it for more than three days. In this situation I use crackle nail polish to cover the whole nail or just to add a small detail. When the polish cracks you can still see the color below and you can be sure this little amendment won’t mess too much with your design. Tip! Add a free hand graffiti nail polish heart to hide a faded part and give your nails that extra something.

TIP 3 How to hide a ruined nail Sometimes the best thing to do to save a ruined nail is reapply color. Just remove the old polish and replace it with the new coat only on fingers that desperately need it. This is a great trick if you do not have enough time to do your nails all over. Tip! I like to put a contrasting color to alter the design.

I will show you how I rescued my Monochrome nails design and gave it an extra day of life. On a chores day I chipped the nail polish on both my index fingers. Also, the mat effect on my middle fingers faded because I use a mat top coat which obviously couldn’t take all the washing :) So for my index fingers I replaced the designs with a plain pink color. For my faded mat middle fingers I went for a free handed crackle heart in black and pink. And then, to make the look complete, I added the same pink graffiti nail polish to one of my thumbs. And voila! A brand new design makes your manicure beautiful again!

Monochrome nails with pink accent

Monochrome nails with pink accent

Here are some pictures to compare the original nail art to the manicure after it was saved :) My manicure after rescue plan

Monochrome nails

Monochrome nails

Thanks for reading, I hope these ideas will work for you too!.

Hello nail art lovers!

I have a very fast design for you today which is easy to make and holds a special effect to make it as glamorous as you need it to be! It is a vibrant pink manicure accentuated by a holographic effect zebra detail. This fast nail art can be created in two simple steps.   

Easy color block zebra nail design and tutorial

Easy zebra nail design and tutorial

DSC_5024 Zebra nail art how to

First, paint some of your nails pink and some of them with a silver holographic nail polish.

It is up to you which nails you will leave for the zebra part. Personally, I leave 3 on my left hand and two on my right simply because I am right handed and it is easier to make the zebra stripes on my left nails.

Step by step zebra nail tutorial by polishedart.blogspot.com

Step by step zebra nail tutorial by polishedart.blogspot.com

I would not recommend using a top coat to finish this design, especially on top of the holographic color because it tends to ruin the beautiful light catching effect these nail polishes have.

I believe this nail art will look just as great with any other color. I have made it with 3 different shades of pink and I love it! I have a liking for zebra designs in general, so you will see a few on this blog.

Products used:
Pink: Rimmel Salon Pro Kate Moss collection, Jazz Funk, number 701
Silver: Perfect Holographic collection, number H 2
Black for stripes: Golden Rose Painting brush collection, number 106

Inspiration:

Two pink zebras on the wall of Banksy's Cans Festival, in Leake Street tunnel under Waterloo Station by flickrhivemind.net

Two pink zebras on the wall of Banksy’s Cans Festival, in Leake Street tunnel under Waterloo Station by flickrhivemind.net

Artful Zebras, Rutledge Lane, Melbourne by flickr.com/groups/melbournegraffiti

Artful Zebras, Rutledge Lane, Melbourne by flickr.com/groups/melbournegraffiti


Thanks for joining me!.