Friday, 27 November 2015

Blue Paisley Nails (with Pictorial)

Hello my fellow nail people! I have one back to my almond-round shaped nails! I don't know why I can't keep long square nails anymore, but this nails shape has certainly grown on me and I find that I do quite enjoy how it looks. It's been quite warm here in Ontario recently, it snowed a couple of days ago, but it's raining today and the snow's all gone. I can't believe that it's nearly December and there still currently isn't any permanent snow on the ground yet. I'm really hoping for a white Christmas this year though (as I do every year), because the holiday just wouldn't be the same without a white blanket of snow on the ground.
Here is my first ever attempt at some paisley nails for the weekly nail polish challenge of November. I'm quite proud of my work today! These nails didn't take long to do, much to my surprise. It's definitely one of those deigns where it looks really time staking and detailed but is actually really simple.
Continue reading to see how I created these nails:

  • Start off with a opaque blue base colour. Here, I am using Sally Hansen's Pacific Blue (the most gorgeous blue ever )
  • Use a thin brush (I used a 10/0) to outline where you want your paisley swirls in white acrylic polish or nail polish
  • Fill in your paisley shapes with a design, it's helpful to use reference for this
  • Add a bunch of swirls and/or foliage around you paisley
  • (optional) add some teardrop shaped jewels to your other nails
  • Top it all off with a fat drying top-coat

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