Monday, 15 August 2016

Stripes and Simple Florals

Hello friends! I have a fun and bold nail design for this week. Pairing simple vertical stripes with some summery florals makes these nails stand out! This eye-catching design may look intricate, but is actually very easy to do.
This design is also extremely versatile, and I can see it working well with a variety of Different colour combinations.  A pastel pink in lace of the blue would give the nails a much more chic and make it look much softer; whilst a bold red would make this design look very fierce. Another thing I really love about this design is the mix & match look that it has. Mix & match designs have always been a favourite of mine because of how fun and eye-catching they are. Each nail has its own unique look, yet they all fit together very well; plus, every nail is an accent nail.

Continue reading to see my tips and tricks on creating this manicure...

  • Start off with a base colour of either blue (or a colour of your choice) or white.
  • To create the stripes: use either a striping brush or a very thin brush, and glide the paintbrush down your nail very slowly, making sure that your line is straight
  • For the flowers: use a very thin paintbrush and draw the petals first before adding the lines inside of them. Add the centre of the flower and the leaves in after filling up the nail. Be careful not to add too may leaves so as to not take the attention away from the flowers.
...and that's it! A very simple yet bold summery manicure!