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Nail art - Laser nails

The first nail art of 2015! As I've mentioned recently I'm getting more and more into nail varnish and nail art and so this year I want to feature a lot more nail art on my blog. Last year I lacked inspiration and just didn't attempt much, but now I'm a complete Pinterest addict (you can find me here) I have plenty of inspiration! 

As I said in my last post I did some nail art using Essie's Watermelon, and here it is.

Nail art - Laser nails

Nail art - Laser nails
Nail art - Laser nails
I apologise if you can see any dry skin around my nails. I hate pictures of nails with nasty skin around them but I'm struggling so much at the moment. No matter how much moisturiser or cuticle oil I apply they just don't seem to get any better or it doesn't last long. I'm seriously considering just wearing gloves permanently at the moment. If you have any suggestions please let me know!

This is based on a simple look I came across on Pinterest just using gloss/matte to make an effect on the nail. All I did was apply my base coat followed by one coat of Watermelon (the 'one coat wonder') and then a glossy top coat. I then applied three pieces of stripping tape across each nail, painted over the whole nail with a matte top coat, and then removed the tape before this dried. The stripping tape blocks the matte top coat leaving behind glossy lines.

I wasn't sure what to call this one (I do like to name my nail art) but I thought the glossy lines against the matte looked slightly like laser beams so went with laser nails. It's not the easiest design to see, unless the light catches on the glossy lines, so it's quite a subtle look if that's what you want to go for.

 
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10 comments:

  1. Absolutely love these!! so subtle! I have Essies watermelon so I am going to have to give this a try!

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    1. Thank you. It's very easy to do so definitely give it a go x

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  2. I've never seen an Essie bottle like that one before, is that their new design? I bet this would look amazing in black ♡ it looks so good xx

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    1. Thanks Gemma. I did actually try this with a dark shade first but it was really difficult to get it to show up well in pictures. I asked on Twitter about the bottle as I was confused and apparently Boots sell the Diffusion line (with the wide brush and without the writing on the side) and this one is from the standard line x

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  3. I love how simple yet effective this design is. The colour is gorgeous too!

    For dry skin around your nails maybe you could try cotton gloves? I actually prefer cuticle creams to oils, but whichever you choose pile it on before bed and wear cotton gloves overnight (you can get them cheap in Boots and Superdrug) :)

    The Naily Mail

    Lauren x

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    1. Thanks for the tip Lauren. I do actually have some cotton gloves and have tried them a couple of times recently but I might give them a try each night to see if it helps x

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  4. This is amazing and so creative and I love the color you choose as well.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

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  5. Love this Becky! Would great black and silver or gold too! xx

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    1. Thank you Sasha. I tried it with a dark purple originally but it was a little difficult to see. It would look great with a different colour underneath (and be easier to see) and black with silver or gold would look amazing x

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