Wouldn’t it be amazing to have the patience to do amazing nail art, I have so many nail varnishes I think my Mum believes I am slightly obsessed – if you haven’t seen my draw before it has expanded since said blog but this was my nail varnish draw…… oh hi by the way!:
These are the nails that I am going to be talking about today, they are mine yay!! If you’re interested in how I did them, please carry on :
Around the Christmas time me and my Mum went to the Ideal Home show in London, if you haven’t been there I advise you go to as there is such a variation of beauty products that you may not even think of. I saw a product from a company called MoYou, and for this blog I have not been told to advertise them or whatever I just think you should look if you’re lazy like me – here’s their website! >>>>>> lazy nail people look here. I love their product so I thought I would show you step by step as to what happens 🙂
First things first, the background of my photos are of my snazzy gorgeous pj bottoms haha! So I highly apologise.
Here’s the first photo, okay at this stage I have chosen to show you what tools I am using and that is it – top right hand side is a base coat by the way – damn automatic editing! I am using a graphics cutting board which I have had since GCSE (sssh School nearly 10 years on dont know I still have it!) As you can see I have used this on a number of occasions. The reason as to why I have chosen something like this is; 1 I am not going to use it again, 2 – its a hard surface for what you need to do in the next stages. So here you can see a silver plate (your design plate), a pink plate (the scraper), the red dot (hmm… gonna call this the squidgy) and finally the nail varnishes – let’s carry on!!
I have gone for my favourite design which is this zig zag aztec type design which I love, the reason it’s in black will be explained later (I promise!). As you can see each of the plates has a number of designs on them and each I have chosen in the past. Hey look at my snazzy pj bottoms 😉 told you I wear snazzy PJs 😉
This is my favourite bran of base coat, it can be found in Superdrug although I am not sure if you can get it in Boots. It’s really cheap and if you just want to leave it as a nail shiner its great for that as well. So apply this before you do anything, as you don’t want your nails staining now!
I have chosen the Ted Baker colour which I got for my Birthday present, it’s a lovely pink shade and its great for a pick me up (especially as I have to go back to work tomorrow and I am dreading it!!)
I have mentioned this nail varnish in the past, but I really cannot express enough how good a black coat colour this is. This is from Primark and only comes out at Halloween!! So if you see it, buy it. I promise you. It only needs 1 coat, its as black as black and its just brilliant. This is my “top coat” which will go on top of the pink colour. Here’s the process:
You have chosen your “top” coat and your design, so what you need to do is to apply a few layers to the chosen design – making sure that you cover all areas of the design. To clean this by the way and to make sure it’s lovely and fresh, do not use nail varnish remover with moisturiser as the stamp squidgy thing does not pick it up!
With the scraper you will need to apply a little presser to the pad and scrape at a 45 degree angle – this is first tricky stage that I had to overcome but after a few practises you do get it perfect. As you can see there is your design in the black, as that’s on there its currently drying so ignore the pink thing and cleaning that up for now, you need to get that nail varnish on your chosen finger!
This was my first attempt at this photo and you can clearly see that not all of the design was picked up, you need to give just the right amount of pressure to roll across the design with the stamp. The stamp also needs to be nice and dry, if its covered in nail varnish remover for example from a previous clean that of course will not pick up the design! Now for the hard bit! :
Applying is tricky you have to get it not only at the angle for your finger, you have to cover the whole finger, as you don’t want to keep applying different cut offs of the design it’s just not going to look great!! Seriously, its taken many attempts to get used to applying so please get frustrated lol.
As you can see, there is of course over lapse with the design, not all of the stamps are designed to fit everyone’s finger nails. I would suggest if you are going to use this type of product to have long nails. You can see that the design went off lovely onto my nail 🙂 I usually have this finger covered in glitter so its nice to have a change!! All the excess around your nail you can simply when its all dry and a top coat applied just wipe away using a cotton bud // Q tip.
Apply a top coat, my favourite is Look Beauty’s Nail Pop – this top coat can also have a shimmer to it as well which I love. Sneaky one’s on here will notice that I took this photo before the design was added 😛
Here is the final design…….. what do you think 🙂
These are other pallets which I chose on the day as well :
So we are all not nail varnish experts, I do have nail art pens but I am completely and utterly useless at them, would you opt for something like this? PS they say that you HAVE to buy their product (nail varnishes) otherwise they wont work, well you have clearly seen on this…… thats a bit of a porkie pie.