I have always been into different nail colours, nail designs and really anything quirky to do with nails! I honestly dread to think how many colours and different styles of nail varnishes I actually own.
But if it is one thing I do like doing it is experimenting with my nails and viewing other peoples creations and designs on their nails. Now I am not a false nail person, I have never tried full acrylics or anything like it – for me personally it doesn’t really appeal to me, though I think depending on what they are like they do suit some people! It’s each to their own I guess.
Though one good thing about acrylics is you pretty much have a larger base nail to work on and do different designs, but for those like myself who don’t wear acrylics or falsies, this doesn’t make it impossible to have quirky nails. In fact, every type of nail can be designed to your own choice, granted my nails aren’t the longest but there’s pretty much anything you can do.
Here are a few of my favourites!
Black and Blue Caviar
The best place to buy your perfect caviar nail polish is from Ciaté as they have a range of caviar varnishes! I have found it hard to actually stop myself from buying more and more! My first purchase was their Mother of Pearl varnish and it has a very elegant effect on your nails! One thing I will say is that despite how amazing these look, don’t expect that they will last perfectly on your nails for weeks because they won’t. With the tiny little beads that are the ‘pearls’ (as well as their other caviar beads) is that they are so delicate they can knock off your nail quite easily. BUT this does not stop the fact that these can give your nails the ultimate statement look.
Pink Tips with Purple Gems
When my nails get to a good length I quite like painting just the tips, because it’s that little bit different to a full nail colour and it can really stand out. The colour I usually opt for is a bold pink, but in the winter season I quite like purple, blue or red glitter tips! Here I have just added some purple gems – and I don’t know how this worked but I stuck them on with just clear nail varnish and then varnished over the top of them and they lasted quite a while! Who needs nail glue hey?!
When I first found out about painting your nails ombré I fell in love with it. The colours you can choose from to do is never ending! You can mix and match and just go wild! I tend to go for pastel colours as you can see in the picture above: a mixture of light and dark pink. Though I have tried a monochrome ombré look before. It didn’t work as best as what I imagined, but still had the effect! What I love is that it is a cool effect but very easy to do!
This has to be my all round favourite nail look I have ever varnished on my nails! It can appear to look quite tricky but all I used was a variety of colours and one black nail pen! As long as you have patience then you’re good to go! I was also extremely excited that these had been featured via More Magazine’s Facebook. I would definitely try these out again! No PacMan nails can stay the same either, the little characters can be any colour of your choice – or even all the same!
Well this was a bit of a long blog post, but I hope for any of you nail art people you could get some ideas! Plus it would be cool if you wanted to share some of your own! No doubt in future blog posts I will feature different nail art designs that I like, because there are so many!