Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Purple Paisley

Purple Paisley

A slightly fiddly design but really pretty when it's finished!

Start with a rich purple and paint your nails in the normal way. Don't forget to use a base coat to protect your natural nail.

I've used S&C's Deep Purple.

Once this has dried use a lighter purple to create tear drop shape. I used a dotting tool to create the shape by hand but if you are unsteady try using the plastic drying technique I've shown in a previous blog.

Once this has dried use your dotting tool to line the tear drop in small white dots. I also added some blue flowers to the design to fill in the gaps around the tear drop. 

I then added three green dots into the middle of the tear drops and a dark blue dot to the middle of the flowers. After that I added light green, smaller dots on top of the big green dots for some depth. 
And there you have it... A purple paisley design. 

Here Fishy Fishy! Caviar Manicure.

 Here Fishy Fishy! Caviar Manicure...

A really simple to do but interesting manicure... 

I recently bought some microbeads on Amazon to create my fish egg manicure and was really pleased with the results.

All you have to do is paint your nails a colour that compliments the colour of your beads. I've mixed three different colours together but you can keep them block if you wish. Then follow the instructions below...

1. Paint your nails in the usual way

2. Wait for the varnish to become tacky... not wet but not dry either. 

3. Sprinkle your micro beads over your nails. 

4. Press the beads down. 

5. If there are any gaps, lick the flesh of your finger and push it into the beads to collect them. Push the beads into the gaps. 

6. Cover with a top coat to help them stick.