Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Easy Nail Art with no tools - Artsy Wednesday: Blue

Artsy Wednesday again already!  This weeks theme is the colour blue.  I decided to go for something super easy which needs no special tools whatsoever.  As I mentioned last time, matte topcoat is my new favourite thing, so I decided to incorporate that too.

I started with Model's Own True Blue.  It was a nice formula, opaque in two coats, but I did find the brush quite awkward to paint neatly at my cuticles with.  Here it is by itself:
Models Own True Blue Swatch
Darker or vibrant colours don't usually do my skintone any favours, but I think I can almost get away with this one.

And then I decided I'd like to see it mattified, so I added a coat of Rimmel Matte Topcoat:
This topcoat doesn't give a completely matte finish, more of an eggshell finish, but I like it.  It does make the colour appear paler.

So, onto the nail art!  I've never done a matte/shiny look before, so that's what I decided to do:
All I did was use Seche Vite, with the brush straight from the bottle, and made random blobs over the mattified nails.  It makes them look like they're splashed with water, even though they're completely dry.  I really like it.

Here's another pic, this time outside:
Someone told me the colour reminded them of the TARDIS from Doctor Who, and now I like it even more!

What do you think?  Have you tried matte/shiny yet?

Lots more blue looks to see from the rest of the gang:

Catrine at Unnaked Nails (link)
Michelle at Labmuffin (link)
Maria at Maria's Nail Polish Blog (link)
Melanie at Nail and Polish (link)
Jessica at Beauty Gnome (link)
Emily at An Accent Nail (link)
Ameerah at Valiantly Varnished (link)
Anna & Haylee at Makeup and Masala (link)
Rosemarie at Every Little Polish (link)

Until next time...

MASPOOASE x x x
~Wendy~

21 comments:

  1. Aww, so pretty, looks like raindrops on your nails :)

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    1. Thanks very much! I was pleased with the finished effect :)

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  2. this does look like they're wet. v clever! i love matte when it's that eggshell finish. it makes me think of expensive car leather seats... xxx

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    1. Ooh yes you're right! You've just given me an awesome nailspo! x x x

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  3. Ooh I love matte/shiny nail art, and this is a gorgeous colour! Lovely.

    Jess xo

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  4. It does look like there's rain on your nails!! I like it! Also, this is the PERFECT color for the Tardis. Should I be looking out for some Doctor Who nail art on your blog? :)

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    1. By the way, I just wanted to let you know that I've started doing Artsy Wednesday from my new blog, Makeup 'n More By Anna, instead of from Makeup and Masala!

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    2. I think there are daleks somewhere far back... I'll add you new blog to the list!

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  5. This looks so cool! I love matte and shiny and that blue is gorgeous!

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    1. Thankyou! It would normally be too dark for me, but it kind of worked :)

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  6. I'm obsessed with matte nails too! This really does look like water droplets, so cool :)

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    1. Matte nails are so cool aren't they? Thanks very much x x x

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  7. Lovely! haven't tried the matte/shiny look but you've inspired me! :)

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  8. I agree, it's like dew on a Tardis!

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  9. I love it, it looks like raindrops x

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  10. If I was around you I would have been hollering "dry ya nails wendy". It is a rather fun effect!!

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