January 29, 2014

Pick Me Some Daisies

Hey guys! For today I have on of the first ever designs I made, a daisy design. When I started in nail art I fell in love with this design, daisies over black. I thought it looked so classy and pretty, so today I wanted to recreate it.

I really like how they turned out. The flowers look quite nice, at least better than when I did daisies the first time. It's a simple design and it can be worn anytime, spring is better for them but who cares, I hate winter and these nails make it less cold. If you think the same, I have a tutorian on this look right here with another very cute spring themed design. Check it out if you like.

These are the colors I used to create this design. Bothe yellows are in the middle of the flowers mixed I wanted it to look bright but the Astor color was a bit too much.

I hope you liked this design, if you want to check my other daisy design you can see it here. I am warning you it's from long time ago. I'll be posting two more designs this week. On monday I'm going on a trip to London and I'll be away for three days. I hope you don't miss me. Happy polishing!

January 26, 2014

Vintage Floral Tutorial

Hello lovelies! I have a tutorial  on my vintage floral design for you today. I told you I would post it soon and here you are.

1. Paint your nails with your favorite base coat and paint them black or any other dark color like brown or navy blue.

2. For the flowers you need three shades for each color of flower. You can mix them until you find the three shades that you need for each flower. These are the colors for the pink flowers.

3. With the lightest color paint some abstract shapes, not perfect circles just get your brush and create random irregular spots.

4. With the other two darker shades just paint over with random strokes just like this:

5. Repeat with all the colors you want and then add a top coat and you have already finished this easy floral design.

These are all the colours used for this design. Try and get three colors that are really similar so you have three shades for each flower. If not you can mix them together to make them look more the same.

I hope you try this design. Let me know if you do, you can tag me on instagram #thenailartshow or just comment here or on my facebook page so I can see your designs. Have a lovely day and happy polishing!

January 23, 2014

Houndstooth Pattern

Hi guys! I decided to try something I had never done before, houndstooth pattern. I've had some problems with my computer and I had to retake the photos of this mani just today so they don't look as good as the first day.

I found it a quite difficult, I don't know if you guys have a easier way to do houndstooth or you are just better than me. It took me ages to paint each nail and they still don't look as perfect as the ones I've seen around. However, it was the first time I did them so I'm quite pleased with the result.

It's just a quick post today, I'm on holiday and I'm a busy girl trying to enjoy each second of freedom I have. In a week I'm going to London so I'm pretty excited about that too. I hope you liked my attempt at houndstooth nails. Have a nice rest of week and happy polishing!

January 14, 2014

Vintage Floral

Hey guys! I've finally finished my exams so three weeks of holidays and intense nail art awaits me. I've been a bit absent and in these three weeks I'll try and compensate it. Today I did a nice floral mani. I'm not that good at floral designs as you know but I got a really nice inspiration and I did this.

I went shopping the other day and I found a wonderful dress at a really good price and I had to buy it it's the most adorable dress and it's beautiful.

The nails are not a faithful recreation of the pattern. I just loved those flowers and how the colors looked together and I just tried something similar and simplified. I can't wait to wear my new dress but it's still a bit cold, maybe with a warm cardigan.

I used quite an amount of colors, as I needed three shades of each color for each flower. They nearly didn't fit in a photograph, and they are not reallly accurate if you compare them with the dress.

I hope you liked thisdesign. I have a tutorial planned on this design so keep tuned. I'll be uploading it soon, I promise. I have other things in mind now that I'm on holiday!

January 6, 2014

Spacey Wacey

Hi guys! I'm baaaack! My nail has grown enough to level them all and paint them again. I had another break on my thumb but I don't really worry about my thumb, it doesn't look that bad.

I had been thinking for days what would my come back design would be. During the challenge ideas kept coming to my head and kept saying when I finish the 31 day challenge I'll do that and also that. As soon as I finished all those ideas disappeared so I though of one of my classics, galaxy nails. But that would have been a little too boring so I kind of did galaxy nails.

I did the solar system not just a symple galaxy. I was inspired by a design by The Nailasaurus. I thought here idea was great and that it would be fun to try and make something similar to her disign.

I did a planet on each nail and of course I included Pluto because I love Pluto and it should still be considered a planet. I know the picture of my right hand sucks and the pose is quite awkward. I promisse this year I will improve the pose of my right hand for cases like this one where I need to show both hands.

I'm quite happy about how all the planets turned out specially Jupiter and the Sun, they are my favorites. I like the choice of colours for both planets, well actually planet and star. Which one do you like best?

As always with a design with a galaxy base and other stuff painted on top I have used tons of colors. They didn't even fit in a single picture.

Most of the colors of the design I achieved by mixing different colors of polish. This design took me like two hours but I had such a great time painting my nails again. It's been like two weeks since I last did a design. I had the luck my sister let me do an accent nail on her for New Year's but that's been it since my last design.

I hope you liked my come back design and that you had a wonderful christmas break. I'll be back with more and I hope 2014 will be a year full of nail art.

January 1, 2014

The Best Of 2013

Happy New Year to all my gorgeous followers. It's time to put together my top favorite designs of this year. First of all, I know I've been absent. I had a terrible break on my middle finger and I decided to let my nails breathe and take a little break from nail art. As soon as it grows back to my normal length I'll be back with more. While you wait I have here my 2013 favorites.

It was hard to chose between all the designs I did this year but I think I managed to chose the ones I like the best. Which one is your favorite?

Doctor Who!

The Lord Of The Rings 

Sweet Kiwi

You Can Paint With All The Colors Of The Universe

Sherlock's Wall

Rainbow Tie Dye

Supernatural, Know Your Symbols

Starry Night

Warholian Union Jack

Here you have all the links to the posts featuring these designs. Check them out if you want to see more photos or the colors I used. I can't really chose which one is my favorite what about you? I hope my nail grows quick and I can be back with more designs for this new year. Happy polishing and happy new year!