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Millefiori nail art inspired by Fabian Oefner
3 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
3 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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Pink Galaxy nail art
4 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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Freehand Flowers and Lines for Valentine’s Day
5 months ago

Freehand Flowers and Lines for Valentine’s Day

My latest design for Maniswap Circle really takes me back to when I did loads of freehand nail art. This Freehand Flowers and Lines design inspired by Sezies Nails (Sarah) is based on a dress, and was originally created in white, pink and black. I used the Maniswap prompt colours of brown, white and red to create a beautiful Valentine’s Day design.

Freehand Flowers and Lines using Barry M, Color Club and Chanel polishes

Freehand Flowers and Lines using Barry M, Color Club and Chanel polishes

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10 Christmas nail art ideas to try
8 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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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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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White and blue nail art for Maniswap Circle
11 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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Coral Ombré for Maniswap Circle
1 year ago

Coral Ombré for Maniswap Circle

To match the hot weather we’ve been having lately, I think this Coral Ombré design is perfect. It’s got a sunbleached look to it, that with the neon makes a perfect summer holiday manicure.

Sunbleached holiday manicure - coral ombré and stamping

Sunbleached holiday manicure – coral ombré and stamping

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