When you are short on time but still want to look polished, grab one bottle of gorgeous polish and get painting! I didn’t need to add any embellishments or nail art, so have a look at my AEngland Captive Goddess swatch – with some beautiful macro photos as well.
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.
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.
As part of my series inspired by semi-precious stones, I've been looking around for my next project. The photo (scroll down) really caught my eye, so I'm trying this Fire Obsidian nail art. It's an experiment in progress so I think I'll be coming back and trying this again.
Since I’ve been doing a lot of green nail art lately, I needed some outside colour inspiration. One of my Instagram friends Tanya suggested navy blue, one of her favourite colours. For some quick and easy nail art matte navy blue is really chic, and very work appropriate.
I had been feeling like I’d really lost my inspiration and motivation lately. After joining in on a Bloggeration Chat on Sunday morning I had a look through my Pinterest board, and found some Purple Mojave Turquoise that I found really beautiful. I put my mind to recreating it as nail art, and I’m so happy with the results.
I feel like I’ve really lost my nail art mojo lately. My full-time job is taking a lot out of me at the moment and I think there’s no space left for creativity. Or energy left at the end of the day. I came up with this gradient stamping design because I wanted something with a little more interest than a straightforward stamped mani, which has kind of been my default lately.
It’s still quite simple and quick, and the gold flakes in the base colour show through delightfully.
I’ve really been into my galaxy-themed swatches recently, and here’s another. Based on 2001: A Space Odyssey, this collaboration from The Nailista Shop is lovely. Picture Polish 2001 is a grey-blue scattered holo definitely reminds me of a far away place.
This is FUN Lacquer Ursa Major named after a constellation also known as The Plough or The Big Dipper. Here’s a little known fact about me: at school I did my science exams a year early, so in my final year I did a GCSE in Astronomy! It was very cool, with a few practical projects as well.