11 May 2013

Spring Inspired Skittle Mani

I'm baaack! Did you miss me?

I apologise for my hiatus but sometimes life gets a bit hectic. But I am all moved into my new flat now, and slowly getting everything sorted. So I now have a bit more free time and have finally managed to do something interesting with my nails.

For this design I took a lot of inspiration from The Nailasaurus, her blog is one of the first that I started following and she is a truly awesome nail artist. If you haven't seen her blog already (where have you been hiding?!) there is a link to it here, I highly recommend you check it out.

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On the thumb and ring finger I attempted some freehand roses, following this tutorial here by The Nailasaurus. Mine are no where near as neat as hers, but I don't think mine are too bad for a first attempt. For these I used a base of Essie - First Timer and the roses consisted of OPI - I Theodora You (which was in hindsight not the best polish to use for this, way too sheer), China Glaze - Life Is Rosy and Barry M - Matte White. The leaves are Barry M - Spring Green. The roses and leaves were all freehanded using a small nail art brush.

On my index and pinky finger I did a scattered dot gradient. I started with a base of OPI - I Theodora You and added the dots using Essie - First Timer, Essie - Under-where? and Essie -  In The Cab-ana and a dotting tool. I love these colours!

On my middle finger I did a gradient with some stripes, The Nailasaurus did an awesome gradient tutorial here. I started with a base of Barry M - Matte White. Once that was dry I added some striping tape and then did my gradient over that using Essie - Under Where and Essie - In The Cab-ana.

I was pretty pleased with how this turned out. I think the colours are perfect for spring. I am so happy to have time to get back into my nail art again!

Which bloggers inspire you the most? I am always looking for new blogs to follow.

Thanks for looking.

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