Beauty Makeup

Super Easy Nail Art

November 3, 2015

I keep whatever nail polishes I’m currently loving in a pretty tin on the coffee table so they’re easily accessible when the mood strikes. A little while ago I posted this photo on my instagram and it got some love. I had been watching some boring movie (can’t even remember what it was now) and decided to attempt some ‘nail art’ in the dark. With only the dim glow of the screen I couldn’t really see what I was doing, so I was pleasantly surprised to wake up and see they didn’t look too bad after all. And my nails match this mug! Small thrills, people.

Here’s a quick list of the products I used and the best order to apply them in.

supplies-new-nail-art.JPGFrom left to right:

+ Formula X For Sephora Nail Cleanser (or just swipe some nail polish remover over your nails with a cotton pad)
+ Formula X For Sephora Base Coat (the entire Formula X For Sephora range is awesome)
+ Rimmel London 60 Seconds by Rita Ora in White Hot Love
+ Topshop in Bee’s Knees
+ Topshop in Peaches and Cream
+ Essie in Bikini So Teeny (one of my favourite colours)
+ Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Black
+ Seche Vite Top Coat (this stuff is pretty close to magic)Crossed fingers-new--nail-art.JPG
Obviously use whatever colours you feel like. These worked well because they’re all pretty light and blended over top of each other nicely. The most important thing is to let each layer dry completely before doing the next. As always, thin layers are best as they’ll last longest. I was shocked at how long this stayed on my nails without chipping. It helps to have a good quality top coat like the Seche Vite. It’s super glossy and dries quickly.
Do you paint your nails at home? If you try some variation of this I’d love for you to tweet/instagram/whatever me a photo! Also, does anyone else still think about this video sometimes? I won’t be pursuing a career as a hand model for the foreseeable future.

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  • Reply Lauren November 7, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    Cute! Seche Vite is THE BEST. You can also apply a thin layer of it every few days/whenever you remember to make your nail art last longer 🙂

    • Reply eileen November 24, 2015 at 11:24 am

      Hey Lauren! Sorry – I only just saw your comment! Agreed re Seche Vite. LOVE it. Thanks for the tip about putting it on every few days. I’m going to try that. It can be annoying when you take the time to paint your nails only to have them chip, like, two days later 😛

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