Category: Nail art

Guest BloggerManicure Monday: Chevron Nail Tutorial


Chevron and mint are everywhere this spring and I love creating a mani that matches my outfits. This is a great nail DIY to try with any bright colors that you love. I was inspired by the Line by Line dress and chose mint and black for this version.
Here’s the look we’ll be creating:

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Guest BloggerManicure Monday: Lace Nails with Katy of Nailed It

What is it about lace that makes it so feminine, but also so sexy? Maybe it’s the colors that decide which interpretation to take on, but then what would we call this simple black and white lace design? Simply put, I think it’s just lovely…lovely Lulu*s lace!

There are so many pretty lace pieces right now at Lulus.com like these black lace trimmed matador pants. Whether you love your lace in peplums or pleats, lace looks gorgeous and simple on your nails!

More tutorials and nail art are available on my blog, Nailed It. You can also follow my posts on Twitter and Facebook!

xoxo, Katy @ Nailed It

Guest BloggerManicure Monday: Ikat Nails with Katy of Nailed It

If you’re looking for a fashion-forward way to add some flair to your nails, but don’t feel confident drawing designs yet, then this Ikat mani may be perfect for you!

This simple tutorial was inspired by these Laundry Room Aztec Cutoffs. I matched these cheeky colors with the colors on the shorts, but any variation on bright colors would work well too. Dig through your collection to find some complimentary colors, then go nuts! This is one of the easiest designs to recreate yourself.

More tutorials and nail art are available on my blog, Nailed It. You can also follow my posts on Twitter and Facebook!

xoxo, Katy @ Nailed It

 

Guest BloggerManicure Monday: Floral Nails with Syl and Sam

Hey ladies,
Winter is hardly half way through, but with the appearance of beautiful spring clothing in stores and on the LuLu*s site, we’re ready for warmer seasons to come. The pretty mints and floral prints had us excited so we decided to do a floral manicure this week. A reader of ours taught us the simple steps to making easy rose-like flowers, so follow along below!

Here’s the look we’re going for:


What you’ll need:
- mint nail polish
- hot pink nail polish
- white nail polish
- green nail polish
- fast dry top coat
- a toothpick


Start with a few coats of your base color. Allow the coats to dry completely before continuing.


Now take your pink nail polish and dab a small dot on your nail. Then grab the white polish and dab a small dot directly next to the pink one.


Then take your toothpick (quickly before the polishes dry) and “stir” the dots together to make a swirled together spot of polish.


The take the other end of your toothpick and pick up some green polish. Dab the toothpick sideways to create a small leaf shape on the sides of your flower. Repeat the above steps multiple times on each nail to make a repeated flower pattern.


and then top coat and you’re done– your nails will be ready or the spring in no time!

Guest BloggerManicure Monday: Quilted Nails with Syl and Sam

Hey ladies,
This week we’ll be showing you another tutorial with a simple dotting technique. We’ve been noticing a lot of quilted style fabrics in fashion lately. The classic Chanel quilted leather purse is iconic as ever and we’ve been seeing plenty of jackets, skirts and shorts in a similar luxurious style! We’ve tried to capture the textured look in this week’s manicure with a simple black and white palette.

Here’s the look we’re going for:


What you’ll need:
- black nail polish
- white nail polish
- fast dry top coat
- a dull pencil
- a toothpick


Start with a few coats of your base color. Allow the coats to dry completely before continuing.


Then take your white nail polish (any contrasting color will work!) and put a few drops onto a scrap piece of paper or on some foil.


Then use your “dotting tool” and dip it into the paint.


Simply touch the tip of the pencil to your nail and you’ll have a perfect dot! Continue in an alternating pattern with the dots evenly spaced out.


Then take your toothpick and dip into the paint.


The smaller tip will make tiny dots, so use this tool to “connect the dots”. Just adjoin the larger dots with a dotted line. Form little diamond shapes to get a quilted look!


Do the same to each of your nails.


and then top coat and you’re done– your nails will look luxe and textured like a certain expensive designer bag ;)