Hello nail art lovers!

I have already shared with you my love for gradient nail art designs along with my regret that I have not mastered making them yet… Today I have for you  some ideas how to repair your gradient nail art in case it did not turn out perfect on every nail or it has worn off on a nail or two :)

TIP 1: Add solid color + polka dots

For this design I thought adding a solid color in one of my gradient colors will fit the design. I added polka dost to make it cuter. For this design I used Essie, Models Own Pink Veneer and China Glaze At Vase value over a white base of Essie Blanc. I added a layer of China Glaze Fairy Dust to smooth the gradient out.

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art... and wear it longer

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art… and wear it longer

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art... and wear it longer

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art… and wear it longer

TIP 2: Use striping tape and full coverage

My next idea is to use some striping tape on some of your nails and cover your gradient completely with an opaque color. When you take the striping tape off, your gradient will still come through the full color. I chose to cover with white.

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art... and wear it longer

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art… and wear it longer

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art... and wear it longer

How to repair or upgrade gradient nail art… and wear it longer

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

Hello lovelies!

This post is a mixture of a tutorial, stamping nail art and a product review.

Bundle Monster 2013 Holiday Collection review
I am happy to share with you my love for this Bundle Monster stamping plate collection! I have loved it forever and when I was finally going to get my hands on it, Bundle Monster were so kind to offer is as blog sponsorship!

This is a collection of 25 image plates with a festive theme to all of them. I think this is a super versatile collection as you may pick images to match various Holidays and represent their spirit with nail art.

Browse the gallery below to find a detailed image as well as each plate’s individual code.

The plates have the usual round form. They are easy to use and especially to clean. Images  transfer easily and super clean. I have used the plates on several occasions with special stamping nail polish as well as with regular nail colors and have received the same beautiful effect every time.

You can get this set directly from the Bundle Monster web page.

Vintage multi color Balloon nails tutorial
Here is my first nail design with the Bundle Monster Holiday image plates. I chose BM-H 20 plate to transfer the balloon image on a white base.

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Vintage multi color balloon nails

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Vintage multi color balloon nails

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Vintage multi color balloon nails

I love this multi color vintage effect so much! You can recreate it by adding three colors of your choice on the image plate and then scrape the excess polish off. The scraper mixes a bit th color on the plate itself and when you transfer them the colors blend on your nail.

I added a matte top coat to help the images pop and got a ton of compliments :)

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed!

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Hello nail art lovers!

It has been a while since my last Stamping ABC blog post… Today I have for you some leopard skin nails with Zoya Naturel nail polishes.

Zoya Naturel leopard nails

Leopard skin nail with Zoya Naturel

Zoya Naturel leopard stamp nails

Leopard skin nail with Zoya Naturel

Zoya Naturel leopard nail art

Leopard skin nail with Zoya Naturel

To get it, simply use Zoya Chantal, Brigitte and Normani to color your nails and then use the same colors to stamp the leopard skin design. Zoya Naturel colors are great for stamping!

I used my MoYou London The Pro stamping plate for the leopard stamp and a mat top coat to achieve more satin line finish.

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Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

 

Hello nail art lovers!

Today I have a navy like nail look. It features several nail colors nad some striping tape. Hang on to see how I made it.

Navy nail art with striping tape tutorial

Navy nail art with striping tape tutorial

Navy nail art with striping tape tutorial

Navy nail art with striping tape tutorial

First, paint your base colors
For this navy nail design I have several colors on. OPI Honey Ryder on my little finger; Essie Blanc on my ring finger and thumb; China Glaze Petal to the Metal on my middle finger and CND Midnight Saphire on my fore finger.

Then, add some stripes to your ring finger and thumb
Use some striping tape to mark out several parallel lines on your nails. Using each color, paint your lines depending on how you like the color combination between them. When you remove the striping tape you will have your parallel stripes.

For this nail design I did not use a top coat because it would ruin the texture effect of Honey Ryder.

Check out my previous Navy nail art tutorial for additional inspiration :)

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 have a crazy neon detailed manicure for you today. Fast and easy to make, the only fuss about it being some striping tape for the ring finger stripes.

Neon stripes and dots nail art tutorial

Neon stripes and dots nail art tutorial

Neon stripes and dots nail art tutorial

Neon stripes and dots nail art tutorial

Here is how to make it.

First, paint your nails white
I painted all my nails white because neon colors pop best on a white base.

Then, add neon details
Dots I used two neon colors for this nail design – yellow and pink. Randomly add tiny neon dots to your white nails, leaving the ring fingers. Then add some black dots to fully match the color scheme of this design.

Stripes Roughly divide your ring fingers in two halves, painting one a yellow neon shade and the other a pink neon shade. Do not worry to make ot perfect, you will be covering them black all over :)

Add 4 parallel striping tape pieces to your ring fingers and paint them black. Remove the striping tape to reveal neon stripes

Voila! You have crazy neon nail design. Add some top coat of you wish but have in mind that it will make your neon look a bit less bright.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed!

 

 

Hello lovelies!

September is officially here and I am back from my last holiday for the summer season. Here are a few pictures of the lovely Rhodope Mountains where I spent the last week.

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The Rhodope Mountains

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The Rhodope Mountains

So this is a summer blogging roundup post which holds my favorite posts from June, July and August 2014.

This summer I had 20 posts altogether. It was really difficult to get back on track with blogging since I started working full time again but I am happy that I could manage :) Thanks for your support and encouragement my fellows!

In order of appearance, the posts are:
Nude wedding nails with white lace accent tutorial
Super easy wedding nails with striping tape
Textured white and gold wedding nails with striping tape tutorial
Blue dots nail design featuring Essie No Place Like Chrome
Arovana by Dance Legend review and swatches
Navy nail art design with striping tape tutorial
Sunset gradient ombre nails tutorial and tips
Peacock feather nail art stamp featuring Dance Legend Chameleon nail polish

Looking forward to autumn, I hope to see you soon!