Welcome to Week 3 of my Tipped Off Nail Art Challenge July 🙂 I’m doing good so far! I have yet to give up!
Day 11 – sunshine as I said on Instagram I was going for something different here but didn’t end up liking it. I used Barry M Eat My Dust and topped it off with Nails Inc Fleet Street and then I placed an assortment of gold studs from the born pretty store (no longer available) and tried to arrange it as the sun with some rays radiating outwards…
Day 12 – floral I used Barry M cotton (which I will be properly swatching soon!) from the gelly hi-shine range and applied some full water decals from the born pretty store* which I was sent a long time ago – they aren’t on the website anymore but you can probably find some similar ones. They weren’t as straight forward as I thought but they turned out okay!
Day 13 – vintage For this I used all Barry M – surprise suprise 😉 For my index and pinky finger I used Eat My Dust and for the other 2 I used Lap of Honour and striped on some Cotton. The base of the roses are done with Pit Stop (swatch to follow – this Sunday actually) from the new speedy quick dry range and the detail was done using Chai and Cotton.
Day 14 – pop art I decided to try the cartoon nails look – which is actually a lot harder than I thought. I think it would have been easier on my old square nails. The base colour is Sugar Plum (swatches to follow) and the rest is done using acrylic paint.
Day 15 – galaxy For this I started with W7 matte black (swatches soon) and sponged on some Sugar Plum and Damson from Barry M. I then dotted on some white acrylic paint and once dry finished off with China Glaze Fairy Dust. This is my first galaxy nails on a black background the others I did were on white 🙂
Day 16 – bikinis How cute!? I used Barry M Lychee as a base and then I used a thin brush and 4 So Susan colours in (from left to right) Soft Plum, Summer Breeze, Water Melon and Smurfette to draw on the bikinis. I love this haha. I feel like I should have done more detail on the bikinis though.
Day 17 – water For this one I used 7 Barry M colours to try and create an affect of deepening water, you know when it looks like it gets darker towards the bottom 🙂 So from cuticles to tips I used Huckleberry, Eat My Dust, Elderberry, Blueberry, Damson, Blue Grape and Blackberry. I just applied these straight onto my basecoat using a thin brush and applied the next colour while the first was still wet so I could blend them a little bit.