Monday, 14 November 2011

Challenge Week 7: Inspired by a Tutorial!

It took me a while to decide what I wanted to do for this weeks 52 week nail challenge, but a quick search around YouTube made up my mind- I've wanted to do ladybird nails for a while now (I love ladybirds, my entire 6th birthday party was ladybird themed- I had a ladybird cake and everything!) so CutePolishes Ladybug nail tutorial is the perfect inspiration video for me :)

I chose two e.l.f. polishes (again!)- Light Red and Black, as well as a long nail art brush and a medium sized dotting tool.




I started off with 2 coats (though I probably could get away with 1, the polish is lovely and opaque) of e.l.f.s Light Red.




Then I taped the black tip (I know CutePolish did hers free-hand, but I don't think I'd ever manage that!) and drew a line down the centre with the nail art brush. Finally I added dots with my dotting tool- I did 4 dots on most nails as I didn't want to crowd them (especially as they're quite short at the moment)







I love my Ladybirds! I think they're really cute, and I was actually surprised at how easy they are :)

Which tutorials are you inspired by?


                                                                                                  xGretalRabbitx

8 comments:

  1. Awww these are so cute! I need to grow my nails after biting them, think I may try this when they've grown a bit :)
    xx

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  2. Thanks, I love them too :) Definitely do, they're actually really easy!
    xGretalRabbitx

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  3. This is too cute. I have not tried any nail polishes from e.l.f. yet!!

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  4. Thank you :) You really should! They're such good quality for £1.50!!!
    xGretalRabbitx

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  5. Awww ladybug nails <3 So adorable, I'm adding this on my to-do list!

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  6. Aww thank you :) I can't wait to see your take on ladybugs! :)
    xGretalRabbitx

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  7. I do like ladybugs, I think they look best on shorter nails. I did mine, ended up with a dotty french one.

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  8. Yeah I think so too, probably because ladybugs are short and stubby like my nails :p

    I've just seen your post and I love it! I always like 'french with a twist' designs, now I finally have some tip guides I'll be trying it myself :)

    xGretalRabbitx

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