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10 Christmas nail art ideas to try
2 weeks ago

10 Christmas nail art ideas to try

Now it’s December, we can really bring out the Christmas nail art ideas!  I’ve got ten different Christmas themed designs that will make your nails look awesome this holiday season… Click on each image or the link to get tips and a list of polishes and tools needed to create your own!

Christmas nail art ideas

Christmas nail art ideas

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Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt nail art
3 weeks ago

Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer by Gustav Klimt nail art

I’m always looking for inspiration, and I have had this MoYou London plate for ages, which has elements of Gustav Klimt’s artwork.  The Art Nouveau artist was influenced by Byzantine artwork and mosaics, and his golden phase works are most familiar to me.  I created this Klimt nail art based on the Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I, which is one of his most famous.

Thumbnail detail of Gustav Klimt nail art design

Thumbnail detail of Gustav Klimt nail art design

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Chevron Nails and Stylist Live London
4 weeks ago

Chevron Nails and Stylist Live London

Last weekend I went to London for two of the three days of Stylist Live.  Unintentionally, I matched my nails to the show design at Olympia, with these Chevron Nails. I’ll share some images from the show, along with my nail art, so keep on reading and scrolling!

Stylist Live at Kensington Olympia - giant glitter logo outside the show

Stylist Live at Kensington Olympia

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Simple Fall nail art using Picture Polish Autumn
3 months ago

Simple Fall nail art using Picture Polish Autumn

A quick and easy nail art design for you this week. I’m short on time, but ready for Autumn! I think this is my favourite orange polish (out of the 20+ I own), and although I’m not quite ready for Halloween nails, I’m on board with Fall nail art.

Picture Polish Autumn with holographic stamping

Picture Polish Autumn with holographic stamping

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Fluid nail art: Sinful Colors transforming top coats
3 months ago

Fluid nail art: Sinful Colors transforming top coats

Fluid nail art is the latest trend to be adopted by nail artists.  It’s inspired by fluid art, where acrylic paint is mixed with a little silicon, before dripping or pouring it over a canvas.  The silicon helps to stop the paint from mixing, so you get little ‘cells’ of different colours appearing, and an organic forms and lines of colour from the movement of the paint.

There are a number of different techniques, using both normal polishes and some special ones.  In this case, I used the Sinful Colors transforming topcoats with regular polishes, which are designed to separate and create the cells I mentioned.  It’s definitely a more advanced nail art technique, but I found this way much less messy and less wasteful of polishes than others I’ve seen for creating fluid art. You could always limit it to one or two feature nails to make it more manageable.

Fluid nail art - left fingers

Fluid nail art – fingers

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White and blue nail art for Maniswap Circle
3 months ago

White and blue nail art for Maniswap Circle

It’s time to reveal what nearly 200 nail artists have been working on for our Maniswap Circle! This month we’ve focused on white and blue nail art designs in memory of Liam Kowal again. As a result, all our designs are blue and white, and some include a ribbon too.

This time I was recreating the work of Meredith from Merely Nails. I chose a stamped geometric pattern, which left me space to add a freehand ribbon.

White and blue nail art for Maniswap Circle

White and blue nail art for Maniswap Circle

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Lace nail art inspired with Wingz
4 months ago

Lace nail art inspired with Wingz

Something a bit different for you today! I was sent a pair of Wingz for review by Sarah, and I chose a lovely scalloped lace three-quarter length sleeve design.  I created some nails to match of course – lace nail art inspired with Wingz!

If you haven’t seen Wingz before, they are essentially sleeves that you can add to an outfit to give your a little more warmth or coverage.  This lace design has been great for me, particularly when the air con gets a bit too ferocious.

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Graffiti Hearts stamping nail art
4 months ago

Graffiti Hearts stamping nail art

I’m still catching up on sleep after a busy few weeks, and whenever I’m short on time I turn to stamping to create detailed nail art designs quickly. For this Graffiti Hearts stamping nail art I was inspired by Miss Sock who did something similar over a watermarble base.

Double stamping - Graffiti Hearts nail art

Double stamping – Graffiti Hearts nail art

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Adult Colouring Book nail art for Maniswap
5 months ago

Adult Colouring Book nail art for Maniswap

This month I have had the pleasure of recreating a design from Knitty Nails, aka Debbie. Her Adult Colouring Book nail art was the inspiration behind my Maniswap Circle design using pastels.

 

Left hand Maniswap Circle - Adult Colouring Book nail art

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Monarch Butterfly nail art with stamping and freehand
5 months ago

Monarch Butterfly nail art with stamping and freehand

I was a bit stumped for a design to try this week, and then I remembered that I'd bought a new plate with butterfly wing outlines on it that was so far untried. I decided to recreate some Monarch Butterfly nail art using some orange holo polishes.

Freehand dots over Monarch Butterfly stamping nail art | Keely's Nails

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