This week I discovered a new way of drawing nail, using bobby pins. I know most people probably know about using pins for nail art, so did I but I tended to rely on the Barry M or Models Own nail art pens and my dotting tools for anything more intricate.
I painted my nails with the Models Own scented polish in Apple Pie. I’m a big fan of the scented range from Models Own because they genuinely do smell of what they’re supposed. They’ve recently launched two new shade, Peach Melba and Coconut, I can’t wait to spot these in the shops. To draw the hearts I used the Models Own polish in Snow White and a bobby pin. I really recommend the white polish from Models Own because it only takes two coats for opaque coverage and its not gloopy and difficult like most white polishes.
It did take me a little while and I did make a few mistakes but I think practice makes perfect and being patient.
I’m not the most talented at nail art but I do like playing around with designs, this is super easy because the dotting tool does all the work. The blue base is one of my new favourite polishes, the MUA Bold Blue. The colour is really pretty and perfect for the summer and it’s really good quality. The whites clouds is Rimmel’s Nail Whitener.
The pink base is Barry M Gelly in Grapefruit and the dots are Barry M Gelly in Plum. I love the Gelly nail polishes, the quality is like a premium nail polishes, I only need one coat and finish is super shiny and glossy.
I’ve got really into nail art, dotting tools are the easy way to create nail looks, the is just a white base with six other nail polishes for the dots. I like to do mixture of small and large dots but you can do them any size you wish and with any colours.
The silver base is Revlon’s Top Speed in Metallic 860, it is a really fast drying and I find I only need one coat to get full coverage without any streaks. It does dry quite matte and it doesn’t feel smooth, it feels a bit textured but a top coat makes it fine. The dots are Barry M Gelly in Plum, it’s a gorgous deep purple which looks almost black, it reminds of Leighton Denny’s Embellish Me. I used the Sally Hansen top coat I reviewed in my last post and it ruined some of the dots, it caused some of the dots to drag and leaves purple marks on the silver base so I wouldn’t advise that top coat if your going to do nail art because it might ruin it.
I constantly see fantastically intricate nail art in magazines and I wish I could create designs half as good but I never even attempt it but I finally bought some cheap nail art tools and decided to try. This is my first attempt and I know it’s not perfect but I better than I expected. I used Nails Inc. Shoreditch (hot pink) and Totes Pink (baby pink shade, free with June’s InStyle magazine) and a dotting tool.