Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Pastel Nails

This design was featured on Barry M's Twitter, and received a really good response, everyone seems to LOVE it, so I thought it's about time I blogged about it :)
This is a simple, but cute design, and everyone is loving pastel nails this summer! So I wanted to have a go at creating my own design to show you!
It didn't take too long to create, and didn't even require striping tape!
Firstly I always start with a base coat, I am currently using Sally Hansen's Maximum Growth as I am trying to help my nails grow, and I have to say, I am quite impressed with the results! I am hoping to start using Opi's Nail Envy when I have a little more money as I have heard a lot of great reviews!
'How To'
Firstly I painted each nail with a different pastel colour to give an all over coverage. 
Leaving to dry completely, I then painted different sections in various colours making sure each colour was dry before applying the other. I found it best to start with the lighter colours to save the colour showing through the next.
Once I had the desired pattern I then tidied the 'cross over' of colours by adding a stripe of white with one of my brushes, I think adding the white stripes is essential to this design as it adds a cute finish.
For the thumb nail, I was just experimenting with a 'fan' brush I have, I used all colours and just started layering them up using the fan brush to create a stripy finish.
Finally, always add a top coat, this will hold the design in place and make it last longer! :)

The colours used in this design are: Matt White, Blue Moon, Peach Melba, Berry i/c and finally, Mint Green. All Barry M.

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