Sunday, 18 August 2013

Tie dye!




I'm loving tie-dye at the moment - such a blast from the past! Me and my sister tonight are going to a Popfest concert which features bands from The Big Reunion - S Club 7, 5ive, Blue, Atomic Kitten etc... we will be reverting to our teenage selves and I thought I'd do some tie-dye nails to kind of fit the theme.

As I said, I've wanted to do tie-dye nails for a while and wasn't really sure how to create the effect. I had a google, and lots of water marble techniques came up - I suck at water marble so didn't want to go down that route. I then found a technique where you painted stripes of coloured polish onto your nail then dragged a dotting tool through the stripes while they were still wet. I gave this a go but it totally didn't work - the dotting tool just scraped the polish off!

Sooo I decided to just sponge bright colours in random blotches all over my nails. Here are the colours I used, no surprise that they were all Barry M (over a base of Sally Hansen's Lavender Cloud - white):



 After the random sponging of the colours, this was the result...


I thought they looked okay, but didn't look tie-dye, really. And they looked kind of unfinished. I had another google and after looking at some tie-dye fabric, decided to add a swirl over the top with my white nail-art pen. And now I'm pretty pleased with how they look!



13 comments:

  1. Found this look on FB and I am in love the tutorial is great! I love all your nail artwork :) A happy new devouted follower over here :)

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  2. Pretty and unusual :) new follower x

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  3. These look so good! What a brilliant idea, I'm going to have to try this :) x

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  4. I also found this on Facebook and they're lovely! You have written it well and I also like how it's simple unlike some other tutorials! Thanks I will definitely be trying this out! :D

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    1. Oooh thanks! Definitely do try it out! I kind of made it up as I went along as other tutorials looked too complicated! X

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  5. These are so good! I like how you made up your own way of doing them as well, very original! I'm a Barry M lover too, the Gellies are great! I've followed you on bloglovin' :) x

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    1. I can't get enough of the gellys - every time I think of a new idea, I find the perfect colour to use from the gelly range <3 Thanks for following and commenting! XXx

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  6. What a great idea, and a super result!

    I think the Barry M Gelly polishes are fab for nail art too - the consistency and depth of pigmentation are perfect for dots and gradients.

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