Sunday 28 February 2016

Triangle Glitter Nail Art Tutorial

If you have a party or special event coming up, this glitter nail art design will be sure to sparkle on the dance floor! Keep reading to find out how I created this look...

Glitter Nail Art

What Will You Need?
To create this look you will need a dark lilac polish and 3 different shades of glitter nail varnish. You will also need some striping tape and a dotting tool.
The polishes I used in this look was Ciate 'Pillow Fight' (purple base) and Avon Magic Effects in 'Rose Quartz' (pink glitter), 'Turquoise' (blue glitter) and 'Pearl' (golden glitter).

Step By Step Tutorial:

Glitter Nail Art Tutorial

Step 1: Begin by painting two coats of the deep lilac base onto each nail and leave to dry completely.

Step 2: Take the striping tape and add this both diagonally and horizontally to create the outline for the triangle design.

Step 3: Take each glitter polish in turn and full in the gaps between the tape.

Step 4: Peel all the tape off to reveal your design.

And there you have your glitter triangle manicure!

What are you favourite glitter polishes?

Happy Nail Art-ing!
Sam x

Marble Nail Art Tutorial

It has been a little while since I last posted; the manic month of February meant my nails have been lacking nail art and has been a bit quiet. But I am back and today's nail art tutorial is something a bit trendy. Marble interiors are all over Instagram, so I thought I would jump on the craze and marble up my mani. This look was inspired by the super talented Alice at One Nail To Rule Them All.

Marble Nail Art

What Will You Need?
All you will need to create this look in a pale pink, white and black polish, a sponge, striping tape and some nail art gems.
The polishes I used were Essie 'Fiji' (pale pink), Illamasqua 'Boosh' (black) and Illamasqua 'Scorch' (white). The gems/studs are from the Avon nail art gem assortment wheel.

Step-By-Step Tutorial:

Marble Nail Art Tutorial

Step 1: Begin by painting all nails in a few coats of the pale pink shade and leave to dry completely. To speed up drying time get your hands on a quick dry top coat, I used Seche Vite.

Step 2: Taking a piece of striping tape, place this just below the centre of each nail.

Step 3: Paint the space below the striping tape in a coat of black polish. Once this is almost dry, take the white polish onto a sponge and carefully press this over the tip to create the marble effect.

Step 4: Remove the tape, paint a layer of top coat onto each nail and carefully place a gem/stud in the centre.

And there you have your marble mani!

What other trends have you spotted? Let me know in the comments below and I will try and create a nail art design to match!

Happy Nail Art-ing!
Sam x