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Millefiori nail art inspired by Fabian Oefner
2 months ago

Millefiori nail art inspired by Fabian Oefner

I’ve been having one of those weeks where I feel a bit blah. I’ve got no energy and I think I might be getting a cold. Do you ever feel like that? This week I revisited some old inspiration to create this Millefiori nail art based on artwork by Fabian Oefner.

My right hand fingers with my Millefiori nail art and silver holo

My right hand fingers with my Millefiori nail art and silver holo

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Antonio Beradi fashion inspired nail art
2 months ago

Antonio Beradi fashion inspired nail art

I wanted another challenge this week, so I found inspiration in this Antonio Beradi design below. I recreated it in the form of nail art!

Antonio Beradi fashion from 2001 which inspires my nail art

Antonio Beradi fashion from 2001 which inspires my nail art

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Green Aventurine Quartz nail art gemstone inspired
3 months ago

Green Aventurine Quartz nail art gemstone inspired

Today I’m inspired by another semi-precious stone to create this Aventurine Quartz nail art. It’s a jewel that I hadn’t heard of, but I love this picture of it, so read on to find out more!

This is the photo that inspired my Aventurine Quartz nail art - image courtesy of Gemselect

This is the photo that inspired my Aventurine Quartz nail art – image courtesy of Gemselect

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Chanel Nuvola Rosa Swatch Neapolis Spring 2018
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3 months ago

Chanel Nuvola Rosa Swatch Neapolis Spring 2018

Welcome to the last of my three swatches from the Spring 2018 Neapolis collection. From Chanel Nuvola Rosa is a soft pink, and it definitely reminds me of strawberry gelato from Italy!

Although there is a fourth shade in this collection, it’s an orange leaning red which I couldn’t bring myself to buy. I have plenty of Chanel reds already! Check out Chanel Gitane – it’s not quite as orange-toned as Arancio Vibrante but it’s a good substitute.

Bottle shot and swatch of Chanel Nuvola Rosa by Keely's Nails

A sweet pink that performs brilliantly – see how Chanel Nuvola Rosa compares to other Chanel pinks…

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Pink Galaxy nail art
3 months ago

Pink Galaxy nail art

I’m not normally into pink. It’s not a go-to nail shade for me, and I actively avoid buying pink things! But I like to buck the trend once in a while, like with this Pink Galaxy nail art design. I was inspired by Anikibee’s design on Instagram for this one.

Pink Galaxy nail art by Keely’s Nails

Pink Galaxy nail art definitely is a non-traditional look for this nail design!

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Ella + Mila Polish at Professional Beauty 2018
4 months ago

Ella + Mila Polish at Professional Beauty 2018

I visited Professional Beauty 2018 in London this week, and I was really happy to find a brand on sale that I haven’t seen in the UK before.  Ella + Mila Polish is available in Target in the US, and online, but I found it on sale from a vegan beauty retailer here too! I bought some of their shades, and used two for this easy but effective design of a glitter gradient.

Ella + Mila Polish design - left hand

The grey-blue creme and copper glitter is a lovely contrast, and I was really impressed with the Ella + Mila polish formula.

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Matte Metallic Gradient with subtle marbling base
4 months ago

Matte Metallic Gradient with subtle marbling base

Recently I went out for brunch to celebrate my upcoming birthday, and this matte metallic gradient stamping was the design I created. I went to B&H Buildings with my besties Lisa and Kim, for an amazing bottomless brunch with apple and pear mimosas.

Left hand fingers and thumb curled towards the camera on a black background with grey nails and purple-pink gradient stamped design

Super shorties with a matte metallic gradient

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Stamper Fluid Nail Art and new nail shape
5 months ago

Stamper Fluid Nail Art and new nail shape

Long time no see! Many apologies for my absence, but life and a car accident got in the way of blogging for a while. I’m still loving playing with my Sinful Colors Transforming Top Coats to create Stamper Fluid Nail Art, so here’s my latest design…

Stamper Fluid Nail Art is as easy as a smoosh design!

Stamper Fluid Nail Art is as easy as a smoosh design!

 

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Simple Fall nail art using Picture Polish Autumn
9 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
10 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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