Saturday, 28 June 2014

Wimbledon Inspired Nail Art Tutorial

With the Wimbledon championships in full swing, I thought it was about time I created a nail art look inspired by tennis. The two main colours of Wimbledon are green and purple, so I incorporated these into my design, as well as creating a saran wrap nail art for the first time (which was a lot trickier than I first thought!!). As always I have put together a step-by-step pictorial, so if you want to find out how I created the look below keep reading...

Wimbledon Tennis Nail Art

All you will need is nail varnish in dark purple, light purple, bright green and white; some cling film, a top coat and a dotting tool.
I used Barry M 'Vivid Purple', Rimmel 'Ultra Violet', Collection 'Look At Me' and Illamasqua 'Scorch'. I also added Seche Vite 'Dry Fast Top Coat'.

Step-By-Step Tutorial:

Step by step nail art

Step 1: To begin I painted all nails in the bright green shade. I changed my design half way through the nail art, so you actually only need to paint the thumb, middle and little finger nails in green.

Step 2: Next, once the green base has completely dried you can create the 'Saran Wrap' nail art. To do this take your dark and light purple shades in turn and place a small amount onto a scrunched up piece of cling film. Then quickly transfer this onto the nail, pressing the cling film lightly over the nail until you spread the colour as you desire. 

Step 3: Next I painted the ring and index finger nails in the dark purple shade and left this to dry.

Step 4: Taking a large dotting tool create circles over the nail which will be the base of the tennis balls.

Step 5: Using the white nail varnish on a dotting tool, carefully create 1-2 white lines over the tennis ball.

Step 6: Finally, once everything is dry you can add a layer of top coat to each nail. This will seal in the design, even out the nails and prevent chipping.

And there you have the Wimbledon inspired nail art!

Tennis Nail Art

Wimbledon Nail Art

Have you been watching Wimbledon? Who do you want to win? 

Happy Nail Art-ing!
Sam x

1 comment:

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