Friday, 16 December 2011

Nail of the Day: Glittery French :)

I wasn't entirely sure how I wanted to paint my nails (why do most of my NOTD post start off like this...?) But I wanted a neutral/nude/pale base- something I haven't used in a while, so I picked out my Models Own Pro polish in French Pink (can't get much more nude then that!) which I don't think I've actually used yet- 2 coats gives a nice even coverage, and gives my nails a milky pink tone- nice and healthy :)

After routing through all my stampers, and various ideas I remembered MUAs Third Day of Christmas nail art post  from yesterday (here) which used a glitter eyeliner as a stripe across a french tip- so I decided to copy that! I used e.l.f. Sunset with my new french tip guides (shown here) to create a french tip design- which I found not too hard actually. I really love Sunset, it's such a lovely shade of berry pinkish shimmer :) Then I (not very neatly) added a line/blob of Collection 2000 Glam Crystals Glitter Eyeliner in Glitz (no. 1) over the top. Once the glitter eyeliner had set, I put a top coat on (Insta-Dri, as always), and voila! :)


Models Own Pro French Pink, e.l.f. Sunset, nail tip guides,
Collection 2000 Glam Crystals in Glitz

This also happens to fit in nicely with the glitter badge the lovely Ashesela of Art Evolve tagged me in- I'm supposed to post a picture of my favourite glitter nail art, but I decided a new one would be much more fun!

Excuse the dry and polish covered cuticles, they're not looking their best today!








So they may look neater if I was more careful with the glitter application, but I rather like this slightly uneven look- plus the more glitter the better! I have a couple of lovely MUA glitter eyeliner shades, and I think I'll be using this glitter eyeliner idea again- especially as the MUA ones are only £1 and come in so many colours! (I wonder if they have a green one for Christmas?) :)

What do you think? Are there any other random items you've used in nail art before?


                                                                                            xGretalRabbitx

7 comments:

  1. Thank you :) Who DOESN'T love sparkles!!!
    xGretalRabbitx

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  2. Cute nails, love the glitter <3

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  3. Aw this is so pretty!!! :D I am a big fan of using random things to experiment with nails. The glitter eye-liner idea is so cool!! :D

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  4. Thank you- glad you like it :) Yeah I can't beleive I didn't think of it before - yay for MUA :)

    xGretalRabbitx

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  5. Thanks, but just wait until monday- 52 week challenge theme is Christmas!!!
    xGretalRabbitx

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