Thursday, 19 September 2013

Fly away nails!

The sun is starting to shine here in the south of France and the skies are clearing up, so I decided to do a manicure to celebrate! Yay!

This cute little summery design was inspired by a manicure by 'Ontothenextpolish' that I saw and fell in love with immediately/

A more challenging design that requires a bit of patience. But if you put the effort in, the result is great!

Read the 'how to' after the jump!

How to:

- Apply two coats of a light blue polish.

- Take a small sponge (I use make-up sponges) and dab white polish onto the bottom half of the nail.

- With a black nail art pen, draw the basket shape of the hot-air-balloon, then the circle above, and finally connect the two with a short line each side.

- Use a small striper dipped in polish to create the stripes on the hot-air-balloon. This is the most tricky bit as you have a very small area to work on.

- Using the nail art pen again, draw two bird shapes on each of the remaining nails.

- Apply a top coat to seal in the design.

- Done!!

Polishes used:
 - Kiko, 340 (blue)
 - OPI, My Boyfriend Scales Walls (white)
 - Barry M Nail Art Pen, Black

(For the balloon)
 - Kiko, 360 (coral)
 - Kiko, 355 (yellow)
 - Kiko, 297 (green)
 - Barry M, 272 Shocking Pink

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