BeautyManicure Monday: Splatter Nails with Syl and Sam

 

Hey ladies, happy Monday! One thing we love about nail art is that there are so many new techniques to learn all the time. If you stop thinking of nail polish in those little applicator bottles and start thinking of it as “paint” there’s endless ways to put it on! This week we test out using drinking straws to get a splattered look. The fun part is that it’s different looking every time & it’s really easy to do. So check  it out & learn how to make your own Jackson Pollock on your nails this week :)

Here’s the look we’re going for:
 

 
What you’ll need:
– a base colour (we used grey)
– two splatter colours (we used neon pink and green)
– a top coat
– a straw
– some tape

 
Start with a few coats of your base colour. Make sure that it’s completely dry before continuing.

 
Snip your straws into a more manageable length. You’ll need one per colour that you’ll be splattering.

 
Then take three individual pieces of tape and cover your finger, taping as close as possible to the nail edges.

 
Do the same to all of your nails!

 
Now, drop some nail polish onto a flat surface covered with some scrap paper. Then dip in your straw!

 
Put the straw to your mouth & blow quickly to “splash” some colour onto your nail. 

 
Dip your straw & repeat with all fingers until you get enough coverage.

 
Do the same with your next colour! Drop & dip & blow!

 
Repeat on all nails again until you’re happy with the distribution of colours :)

 
Then carefully peel off all of the tape. This should have protected your fingers from all the excess nail polish flinging around!

 
Just top coat & you’re done! Choose your own summer colours & splash them on!

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FashionMad for Fashion: Daphne Guinness for Tatler Hong Kong


 
As if she didn’t have enough awesomeness going for her already, heiress Daphne Guinness blows style straight out of the water with this stunning shoot for March 2012’s edition of Tatler Hong Kong. Shot by the talented twosome Markus + Indrani, this spread features gorgeous pieces from Chanel Haute Couture, Genghis Khan, and Azzedine Alaia. Add her signature phantom heels and a sweet two-tone ‘do, and you’ve got some seriously dark drama.
 

 

 

 

 

 
Want even more? Check out this rad behind-the-scenes video of the shoot: 
 
 
(Pics courtesy of Fashion Gone Rogue.)

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BeautyManicure Monday: Sunset Nails with Syl and Sam

It’s #manicuremonday again & we’re back to show you guys another fun nail-do. Summer’s just starting for us up in the northern hemisphere, so we’ve really been trying to make the most of the warm weather. We’ve been dressing in bright colours, wearing lots of sheer layers & doing our nails to match! This week we’re going to show you how we put a tropical sunset onto our nails.
 
Here’s the look we’re going for:
 



 
What you’ll need:
– a pink nail polish
– an orange nail polish
– a yellow nail polish
– a black nail art pen
– a makeup sponge
– quick dry top coat


 
Start with a couple of coats of your base colour– pink! 


 
Let your base dry completely and then prepare your tools for applying the other colours. Tear a couple pieces off of an old makeup sponge to use as an applicator.

 
Now apply some of your orange nail polish to the sponge. Then dab the colour onto the tip of your nails, covering about 2/3’s of the nail bed.

 
Do the same to all your nails. If the nail polish is dabbing on thin, you can build more layers but be sure to let it dry completely before applying more.

 
Once the orange coat is dry, do the same using the yellow polish. Apply some to a piece of makeup sponge and dab it onto the tip of your nail. This time apply to only the top 1/3 of the nail.

 
Do the same to all your nails & you’ll have a pretty ombre effect! Don’t worry too much about the textured polish from the dabbing, the top coat will cover it up.

 
Next, grab your nail art pen. The one we are using is by Sally Hansen and it applies like a paint marker, so it’s very easy to control. Draw a little “island” and then add a palm tree silhouette for that tropical sunset vibe :)

 
Do the same to all your nails.

 
And to cover up the texture from all the nail polish dabbing, just add a couple of coats of quick dry top coat, making sure to let your nails dry completely between each coat… and you’re done!

This manicure is the perfect finishing touch for a beach outfit or for holding those yummy summer cocktails! Let us know if you try this one out!