Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Glam Nails 9: Inspired By @nbnailart

So it is now the end of September and as a result it's Freshers time, so when I was scrolling through nbnailart's feed and found this design [click to see the design]. A design for each fruity cocktail, and although I don't drink much I do sometimes have the non-alcoholic version, and it's pretty great for a Fresher's manicure.
I completed mine with salt, but I would definitely advice sugar as it's much finer and will look better on your nails.

Step by step break down after the jump.

Sunday, 27 September 2015

Glam Nails 8: Fashion

So it is nearly the end of September and Autumn is soon going to set in. For the prompt today it was fashion and I have always wanted to do a peter pan collar style nail design and so thought that would be the perfect design for the prompt.

I paired an autumnal brown with a plain black colour, a plain jane kind of blouse. No crazy patterns, just a plain block colour, simple shirt. 

Step by step pictures to follow after the jump. 

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Glam Nails 7: Pink and Black Bows

For todays Glam Nail Challenge Prompt it was bows. So I looked over all my stamping plates in an effort to find the perfect bow that would come out the same on every single nail.

However, I have no such stamping plate and as such set about drawing the bows on, inevitable they all went a little wrong and so I added some patterning to take away from the mess that are the bows on my nails.

I don't think it looked to bad in the end:

Sunday, 20 September 2015

Glam Nails 6: Inspired by Obsessedwithnails

Today I recreated on of @obessedwithnails designs from her instagram page. The design is one that I've seen a lot of recreations of and thought would look very unique on your nails.

The design is a white negative space design with dots, daisies and a border. Lots of things going on.

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Glam Nails 5: Honeycomb

Buzzy Bees. Pretty much my first thought for the theme of honeycomb but I recently did a Bee design for the OMD3 challenge. So I wanted to push the boat out a be a little more adventurous. Happily I found some glequins I won as part of the OMD3 Challenge which are hexagon in shape and would make the perfect honeycomb design.

Having not used glequins before I followed a design and tutorial by the Nailasaurus [If you click on her name it will take you to her Youtube Tutorial].

I chose to do contrasting colours to make this design stand out a little and be crazily different to most of my other designs, that don't use contrasting colours. I opted for Blue and Yellow.

Sunday, 13 September 2015

Glam Nails 4: Vintage

For the vintage theme I was planning on creating a design inspired by the Great Gatsby with some cool art deco features with gold and black colouring. But for some reason when it actually came to creating this design I really wanted to use some triangle shaped gems I had lying around unused for too long.

So I changed approach and thought of vintage England and one thing from this period that seems to be coming back into fashion is the use of bunting all over the place from The Great British Bake Off to the streets of Bath. It's every where making these places a little bit cuter.

I also used up one of my oldest polishes on this design, I think it was so old it could have been considered vintage.

Read on for more detail in order to recreate the design...

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Glam Nails 3: Inspired by @naturenail

The third prompt for the Glam Nails Challenge is to create design inspired by naturenail [click on her name to see the original]. I scrolled down her feed and found this cute semi mix and match design that has stripes, leopard print and a plain nail. Although mine is not a perfect replica I am still happy with how it came out.
Sorry about the yellow quality [late night photo]

Sunday, 6 September 2015

Glam Nails 2: Barbie

This design I've had on my list of thing to recreate for a while and so when the prompt barbie came up I knew it was perfect as the ballet barbie was my favourite. So the original was posted by Ma Nails on gorgeously long nails, nails that I do not have due to them breaking whenever they get to a good length, but I recreated them anyways and am pretty happy with how they came out. I even blinged them up a little with a gem instead of a little bow for the drawstrings.

Friday, 4 September 2015

Glam Nails: Argyle

September's here and so summer ends. I'll be back to uni near the end of this month and to keep me motivated before then I chose to take part in the Glam Nail September Challenge. The challenge is hosted by nbnailart, obsessedwithnailss and naturenail over on Instagram and consists of 9 prompts. I'm going to try and push myself to create a tutorial for each design that I do in order to keep my blog busy and updated, as I know when I did the OMD challenge I was a bit lazy and only really posted my designs on instagram.

So here is design no.1:

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Half and Half Flower

Using three polishes that I won from the OMD3 challenges I set about creating a manicure like many that I had seen, but with an extra detail. I wanted to create a flower over the top of two different colours, thus reversing the colours of the flower. I thought this would work quite nicely and give an extra detail to the design.

Here are the three colours I chose to use, all Barry M Jelly Polishes: