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Top 6 Pastel Paints from my Favourites!

13 May

Since I have too many favourite nail paints, I tried to narrow it down to 5, but even that didn’t work so I kept it to an odd number of 6.

 

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These are just the BarryM ones: from left, Berry I/C (Ice cream), Pink Flamingo, Mushroom, Peach Melba

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Collection 2000: from left, Fruit Salad, Lemon Soda

I’m not a big fan of Collection 2000 cosmetics but it happened when I was looking for a very light pastel yellow for my Daisy Nails tutorial, I finally found the perfect yellow shade, and then it led to me buying the Fruit Salad one too, it’s like a lighter shade of the BarryM Pink Flamingo.

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From thumb nail clockwise, Collection 2000 Fruit Salad, BarryM Peach Melba, Collection 2000 Lemon Soda, BarryM Pink FlamingoBerry I/C (Ice cream), BarryM Mushroom.

Have you seen? American Inspired Nail Art

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Create: Floral Daisy Nails!

20 Apr

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I was feeling creative and thought I should do something exciting with my nails rather than a plain spring pastel colour for an outfit. See how it looks good with my top? Since this spring is not just floral but floral-on-floral I thought it would be a great idea to wear this floral top with floral nails. I am a bit reluctant to wear floral-on-floral with clothes (and maybe I should be a bit daring and go for it) so instead I thought of the most subtle way of doing it. Less is more!

So I painted daisies on my nails! I didn’t know what background to do so I tested it with three different colours.

You will need:

A hair grip. I used this in making the daisies.

Pretty Colours! It is absolutely up to you what colours to use but I used:

A Base coat Barry M 3 in 1 Clean (Basecoat Topcoat & Nail Hardener All In One)

Brown Barry M, Mushroon

Purple Barry M, Berry I/C 

White Barry M, Matt White

Blue Barry M, Cobalt Blue

Yellow Collection 2000, Lemon Soda (I didn’t like Barry M’s yellow, this one in Collection 2000 was more pastel)

The Floral Top, River Island (Of course you won’t be needing this but just in case you want to know!)

Step 1:  Apply basecoat on all nails. A MUST! I cannot express the importance of basecoat before ANY colour light or dark, you don’t want realise you have dyed your nails bright pink or green when you’ve removed the nail polish.

Step 2: After the basecoat has dried, apply your chosen background colour.

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Here I got carried away with putting the first two daisies on straight away.

Step 3: After your background colour had dried apply the yellow dots by dipping the hair grip into the nail paint and dabbing it onto your nails. Remember to space them apart to leave space for the white petals and not to take up too much nail paint.

And it should look like this.

Step 4: Apply the white petals on and as with the yellow middle, dip the hair grip into the nail paint and dab on the petals carefully.

Doing these nails did take me a couple of tries, but its well worth it in the end.

Step 5: Once the daisies have dried apply a top coat to make the daisies look flat. This is also to stop everyday smudging, chipping or scratching. As you can see I’ve added white dots around the flowers, it made it look less bare and more floraly (if that’s a word).

I’m going to try this out with the blue background on all nails and see how it looks.

Coming soon…

American inspired nail art!

 

[Image from google images]

 

 

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