Sunday, 19 January 2014

Manicure sunday?


Now I know that usually you are supposed to post your manicure Monday blogposts on a Monday, but I was far to excited about this post! I am going to share my first (I think) nail tutorial! This is something that is very easy to do but looks really complicated when finished on your nails. It is also a nail tutorial and design that you can very easily do on yourself!

What you need for this tutorial are three colours which compliment each other really well. I went for Pink, Lilac and dark purple. I also got a base/top coat and a sponge. You can also use a makeup sponge if you don't have an painting sponge.

First step is to paint your nails with a base coat. This helps the nail varnish to go on smoother and also protects your nails from staining.
Then you need to paint your nails of the colour you have decided to be the base of the design. I went with Barry M's Gelly Hi Shine varnish in Grapefruit.
Then you need to apply some of the next colour you want to use onto your sponge. You really don't need very much on the sponge. Then begin to dab it onto the top of your nail and slightly gradient it down into the pink. You need to make sure that the pink polish is fully dry before doing this step. I used Barry M Nail paint in Berry.

Finally you need to add some drops of your final colour onto your sponge and then dab it right at the top of the nail to get a little of the colour onto the nails. Seal this in place with a topcoat when finished. The Purple I used was a small polish from No7 Collection.
I love how this design looks on the nails. It looks so chic and effortless that it is one that I think will be a reoccurring thing on my nails throughout winter. I am going to try this design out with other colours too, although these three together may be my favourite!


Let me know if you try out this design. I would love to see your results, Tweet me at @bellamomentox
I hope you let me off for posting my manicure Monday post a day early! 
Thanks for reading!
xoxox 

10 comments:

  1. lovely! xx

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  2. Love this creative nail look! :) xx

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  3. This is such a cute tutorial--and so simple! I may need to try this... I definitely love that color combo too. Great post!

    Maggie D. xx

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    1. You deffo need to try this out! It is not very hard at all to do!

      x

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  4. I love this look! May end up giving it a go, although can imagine as a right handed person that one hand will be fine, but I'll need a lot of help on the other!

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    1. oh thank you for the nomination, I will have a look later!
      xx

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  5. Very cute :)

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  6. Very cute design! (:
    ~Makaela at www.makaelassuitcase.blogspot.com

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