Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Striped Tips + Roses

Quick post today to show the nails I did earlier this week. They were inspired by @decorateddigits on Instagram who did the same design and it looked lovely on her pointed nails so I wanted to give it a go myself!

I started off by painting my nails a nude shade. I used two coats of Utopia by Models Own. This is my favourite nude shade along with Lychee by Barry M. I then painted the tips white, then once dry I used the black Barry M nail art pen to draw on the black stripes. I then used a dotting tool and a dark red polish by Nails Inc to make red blobs which were supposed to be the roses, along the line where the stripes and the nude met. I also added 'petal' details to the blobs to make them look more rose-like, but I wasn't happy with them - I wish I had picked a red that was less dark, like in the image I was using for inspiration, and that my roses were neater in general!

Here's the outcome, I didn't like them because I didn't think they looked as nice as the version I was trying to replicate, but I did get quite a few nice comments on them, both on Instagram and while out shopping so that was a bonus!

1 comment:

  1. These are amazing!!! I want to try these myself :)


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