Saturday, 4 August 2012

Heart Accent Nail Tutorial

Hi there!

This week has been ridiculously busy at work and at home and I haven't had much time for anything much at all. So I was happy when I woke up on Saturday with time to take photos and paint my nails and eat too much cheese spread.


My little nubbin nails are so short right now, I took the plunge and squared them off but in order to have them all the same length I had to really go some. So they look a bit funny.


I used: NYC Expert Last Boundless Berry (205), NYC Expert Last Faithful Fuchsia, Barry M Instant Nail Effects in Foil. My top coat was Collection 2000 2 in 1 Top Coat and Gloss Enhancer.


This is my high tech, glamour-filled nail brush. It's a brush that I bought from the Warhammer shop during a brief stint of painting Warhammer guys. Don't ask. Ever. I used a pair of scissors to cut the extra bristles off and make it into a point.


I used the pink for a base coat. This is one of my favourite pinks.



So, I started by painting a rough outline of a heart on my nail, it doesn't matter if you can see brush strokes during this step because you won't see them later on.


I filled in the heart with the silver Barry M. It dries super quick, so it's a little bit gloopy after a second or two. You need to work quickly or your final result will be bumpy.


Finally, I used my brush to paint a smaller purple heart inside the silver one. See how most of the mistakes have been covered up? Add a few top coats if your heart is a little bumpy.

I'd love your comments on this tutorial. Was everything clear?

I also want to say that this isn't really my original idea. I've given my own spin to a tutorial that I saw on Nailside, my total favourite nail blog ever.


2 comments:

  1. Cute! I laughed at your description of nubbin nails because I always trim mine down really short. I just like them that way, though they grow really fast and I have to trim them pretty often. So embrace your nubbin nails, especially when they're graced with such a lovely manicure! :)

    Loulou

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    1. Thank you! Let's be nubbin nail pals!

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