Over on Instagram I’ve had to restrain myself from posting daily nail photos, and so I thought a post dedication would suffice for the week!
Below are my three most recent and favourite nail art combinations. These are made up of a simple opaque base colour, and from there it’s just a few minutes to apply the ‘art’ so don’t worry about the Pinterest images bombarding you with complicated routines…
1. Crocodile Glitter
This is an Illamasqua base in Nomadic (I picked this up in TK Maxx)
Three sheer coats covered the entire nail nicely and then I applied one layer using three strokes to top it off. This is OPI’s Shatter the Scales.
2. Neon Stripes
I mixed a lot of shades here, I was feeling indecisive and Pinterest-inspired…
First was an L.A Colors base, I don’t remember the shades but in the UK these retail for just £1! Then I followed up with Nails Inc and Kate Spade’s gold shimmery colour and another LA Colors iridescent fuchsia. The stripes were done quite precisely thanks to striping tape which is very fine and so it works well for these kind of looks.
3. Top Coats
These two are Topshop Song + Dance and Seventeen Gold.
I use these usually on my ring finger to accentuate my nails without going overboard. These can be sheer so they are versatile but built up they give an opaque coating.
Apart from LA Colors, these two high street shades are both under £6.
Will you be trying any of these out?