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Galaxy Nail Art Tutorial

Galaxy Nail Art Tutorial

I love galaxy nail art – it’s a look I have tried out a few times now and I love how creative you can get with it. There are various tutorials out there showing you how to accomplish the galaxy nails look, but I’ve included a few pictures here to show you how I achieved my look. It’s a little rough and I didn’t get a chance to clean up my nails at the end, but you get the idea.

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DIY Halloween Nails

It’s almost Halloween and I’m getting into the spirit with some Halloween inspired nails! I decided to try out some nails I found on Pinterest which seemed easy enough to do – click here for the original link. I used a neutral shade for the base coat, then two shades of orange for the tips. Once dry, I used the dotting tool for the black. I’m pretty happy with the outcome, although it could have been a little neater 🙂 Happy Halloween xx

Halloween nails

Floral and Polka Dot Nails

Last week I decided to try out my new dotting tools. I looked to the internet for some inspiration and chose to try out floral and polka dot nails. Think Laura Ashley for inspiration on colour and style. I was pretty happy with the way they turned out, what do you think?

Floral and Polka Dot Nails

It was actually quite easy to do. The first step is to cover your nails in your chosen base coat. I went for a kind of duck egg blue colour. I think this colour works well with the floral pattern. I chose a cream colour for the polka dots, for something a little more subdued that would not detract too much attention away from the florals. I then just chose a couple of pinks, one lighter and one darker shade for the flowers. I did an initial blob of nail polish with the lighter colour, don’t worry too much about the way it looks as you will be painting over finer details. Once dry I just painted a few curved lines on top in the darker pink shade. I then added the leaves with a dark green polish. I was actually surprised with how many colours I already owned! I will try and upload additional pictures to show the process step by step for a proper tutorial!

DIY Nails with Tape

I decided to try out some DIY nails using masking tape. Here are the results:

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The first thing I did was pick a base colour. I went for a nice bright colour; Barry M’s Turquoise. I then cut out strips of masking tape and placed them over my nails at different angles once the nail polish had dried. Very important to wait until it’s completely dried- the first time I tried this I ended up taking a bit of polish off with the tape! Oops. I then painted the ends with a contrasting bright pink polish from Accessorize. Once the polish had dried I just took off the tape- simple! 🙂

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