Perfect Pin Stripe.

I’ve tried free handing pin stripes so many times, and it just comes out awful. I do not have a steady hand at all when it comes to it, so this is great for me. Try it out, it’s so easy to do and it looks great. I wore these out last night and got so many compliments.

What you’ll need:

- Two colours of your choice and a top coat

- Striping tape

- Scissors


What you need to do:

- Paint your base coat (one or two coats) 

- Let it dry for at least a good hour or two. 

- Start applying the striping tape. 

- Once you’ve finished with the striping tape, paint over it all in your second colour of choice. Lighter colours usually take two coats.

- Once the second coat is dry, remove the striping tape. 

- Apply top coat, and your done. 


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Perfect Pin Stripe.

I’ve tried free handing pin stripes so many times, and it just comes out awful. I do not have a steady hand at all when it comes to it, so this is great for me. Try it out, it’s so easy to do and it looks great. I wore these out last night and got so many compliments.

What you’ll need:

- Two colours of your choice and a top coat

- Striping tape

- Scissors


What you need to do:

- Paint your base coat (one or two coats)

- Let it dry for at least a good hour or two.

- Start applying the striping tape.

- Once you’ve finished with the striping tape, paint over it all in your second colour of choice. Lighter colours usually take two coats.

- Once the second coat is dry, remove the striping tape.

- Apply top coat, and your done.


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Gradient nail tutorial!

What you will need:

- Coloured base coat

- Another colour, that works well with the base

- Clear top coat

- Bath sponge

- Scrap paper/mixing pallet

1. Paint your base coat. I find two thin layers works well. 

2. Wait about half an hour in between both coats, as you don’t want your colours mixing. 

3. Drop some polish onto the paper, and dip a corner of your sponge into the polish. 

4. Dab off excess polish. 

5. Create the gradient by starting a thicker layer at the top of the nail, then dap thinner and lighter working your way to about three quarters down the nail. 

6. Wait for the colour to dry.

7. Finally add one or two top coats of clear top coat. 


There you have it, a real simple and easy effect to create. It looks really cool. It’ll take a few times to perfect, and getting colours right. I’m not 100% keen on these two colours, but I’m going out and these colours match my outfit :) Enjoy!!

Gradient nail tutorial!

What you will need:

- Coloured base coat

- Another colour, that works well with the base

- Clear top coat

- Bath sponge

- Scrap paper/mixing pallet

1. Paint your base coat. I find two thin layers works well.

2. Wait about half an hour in between both coats, as you don’t want your colours mixing.

3. Drop some polish onto the paper, and dip a corner of your sponge into the polish.

4. Dab off excess polish.

5. Create the gradient by starting a thicker layer at the top of the nail, then dap thinner and lighter working your way to about three quarters down the nail.

6. Wait for the colour to dry.

7. Finally add one or two top coats of clear top coat.


There you have it, a real simple and easy effect to create. It looks really cool. It’ll take a few times to perfect, and getting colours right. I’m not 100% keen on these two colours, but I’m going out and these colours match my outfit :) Enjoy!!

Created another set of galaxy nails, following my own tutorial as I forgot how to do them, haha. 

Link to my tutorial:
http://ellysclaws.tumblr.com/post/17435698243/galaxy-tutorial#notes

Created another set of galaxy nails, following my own tutorial as I forgot how to do them, haha. 

Link to my tutorial:

http://ellysclaws.tumblr.com/post/17435698243/galaxy-tutorial#notes

So each week I’m going to bring out a nail design based around food, just to keep myself amused! 

This week is Chilli Flakes.

Enjoy x

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I love Call of Duty, and thought this would make a cool pattern. 

  • Barry M grey
  • Barry M dark blue
  • Barry M white
  • Dotting tool
  • L.A Colors top coat
I absolutely love dogs, so I wanted to do a nails linked to dogs. Obviously as I’m still learning and trying to perfect my lines and get neater, I thought I would try something easy out to start with. I still found this quite difficult, as you can probably see. Definitely need to practise not having shaky hands.
Barry M matt white
L.A Colors Black
L.A Colors top coat
Dotting tool
Inspiration from google images. 

I absolutely love dogs, so I wanted to do a nails linked to dogs. Obviously as I’m still learning and trying to perfect my lines and get neater, I thought I would try something easy out to start with. I still found this quite difficult, as you can probably see. Definitely need to practise not having shaky hands.

  • Barry M matt white
  • L.A Colors Black
  • L.A Colors top coat
  • Dotting tool

Inspiration from google images. 

I tried marbling out a month or so ago. Very time consuming but definitely creates an amazing effect. This is something I will definitely be trying out again.
I will also put clearer photos, and a list of products/tools up next time.

I tried marbling out a month or so ago. Very time consuming but definitely creates an amazing effect. This is something I will definitely be trying out again.

I will also put clearer photos, and a list of products/tools up next time.

Every day nails. 
I love the crackle black effect, it instantly makes anything look cool. I’ve tried the crackle black with lots of colours, and I feel it works best with silver. I decided to create something that would stand out, but was also easy to do. These nails definitely stand out.
Barry M crackle black
Barry M silver foil effect
Loose glitter
L.A Colours top coat

Every day nails. 

I love the crackle black effect, it instantly makes anything look cool. I’ve tried the crackle black with lots of colours, and I feel it works best with silver. I decided to create something that would stand out, but was also easy to do. These nails definitely stand out.

  • Barry M crackle black
  • Barry M silver foil effect
  • Loose glitter
  • L.A Colours top coat
Another polka dot nail. This time I put loose glitter over the dots.
Barry M Matte white
Loose glitter
L.A Colours Blue art deco (mixed with white)
L.A Colours top coat

Another polka dot nail. This time I put loose glitter over the dots.

  • Barry M Matte white
  • Loose glitter
  • L.A Colours Blue art deco (mixed with white)
  • L.A Colours top coat
Cutesie bow! Not really my cup of tea, but they’re definitely fun to play around with.
I used super glue to stick the bow to the nail, as I didn’t think nail glue would be strong enough. The bows got caught on a lot of things, hit things and I thought using super glue would make them last longer.
E.L.F Party Purple
Bow
Super glue
L.A Colours top coat

Cutesie bow! Not really my cup of tea, but they’re definitely fun to play around with.

I used super glue to stick the bow to the nail, as I didn’t think nail glue would be strong enough. The bows got caught on a lot of things, hit things and I thought using super glue would make them last longer.

  • E.L.F Party Purple
  • Bow
  • Super glue
  • L.A Colours top coat