Naileys you can look again now :)
Today I've got some nail art for you that was inspired in no small part by a Youtube tutorial from nailart guru and all round lovely lady, Plasmaspeedo. I'm a massive fangirl of her videos. If you want to see her tutorial, HERES the link. I asked her if it was ok for me to do some nailart based her her design and she said no problem, so here it is!
I wanted a nailart look that I could wear to work, and that means no crazy colours, so I selected Nails Inc Marble Arch, which is a nice light cerise, or punchy pink, whichever way you like to look at it.
I did divert slightly from her tutorial, here's how it ended up, and then I'll get on to how I did it:
Apologies in advance for the quality of the step-by-step pictures, my camera was on the wrong setting and I didn't notice until after, doh!
So firstly, after my basecoat, I applied one coat of Marble Arch just on the bottom two thirds of my nail. I didn't use tape, just freehanded because I'd be covering up the line anyway:
As you can see, it's by no means perfect, but that was just as good as I needed it to be.
Then, using Konad White stamping polish, and Bundle Monster plate BM-324, I covered the line across the top. I believe the plate is from the 2012 collection:
Again, not perfect, I haven't done much stamping lately, and am way out of practice! Also I was a bit impatient and smudged the polish on some of the nails, but c'est la vie.
Once I'd finished stamping, I made my dots, using quite a small dotting tool, and OPI Alpine Snow:
And there we have it, all it needed now was a top coat (I used Seche Vite), and a clean up and you're good to go! Here's a final pic:
I'm really liking this! It's girly and fun without being too cutesy, and it wasn't too hard to do. If you haven't seen any of Plasmaspeedo's nailart tutorials yet, check them out, I'm sure you'll love them as much as I do.
Until next time...
MASPOOASE x x x