Sunday, 9 December 2012

Tutorial 2 - Metallic and pastel nails

Hey guys! Unfortunately since this was a bit of an experiment, I didn't have photos the whole way, but it's quite simple so I'm sure you guys will understand!

What you need: 

 -> A pastel coloured nail polish (I'm using Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails in First Blush)
-> A glittery nail polish (I'm using Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails in Celeb City) 
-> A clear topcoat (Again... I'm using Sally Hansen's Hard as Nails in Invisible)
-> A nail polish brush or any thin brush (I'm using the thinnest one from a Daiso brush pack) 
-> OPTIONAL sponge to smudge the polish

Other chic colour combos: 
-> Pink and gold 
-> Lilac and gold
-> Mint green and silver
-> Sky blue and bronze or silver


1. Prep your nails, making sure they're free of other nail polishes and so on.
2. Paint your nails with a layer of the pastel coloured polish. After drying, apply a second layer if desired. 
3. When the pastel colour is dry, use the thin brush to sample some polish from the glittery nail polish brush. This allows you to get a small amount of polish. 
4. Apply a thin strip to your nail. I did this asymmetrically and vertically. 
      -> Option 1: Allow the metallic colour to semi-dry before smudging/blending the edges with your brush. 
      -> Option 2: Gently smudge/blend the edges with a make up sponge. 
5. You can do the same size for each nail; I increased the strip thickness towards my pinky
6. Apply a clear topcoat and let dry. 

End result: 

Tada! Simple but chic ^_^ 

Till next time :)


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