Guest post: Jacqui from Craftynail

Hello lovelies,

It's time for another guest post! I've asked many bloggers to contribute to my blog while I'm on holiday but I haven't asked just big bloggers but I also wanted to give a chance to smaller blogs that definitely have great potential. I'm happy that Jacqui from Craftynail blog has agreed to contribute. I like her work very much as she very often comes up with interesting nail art ideas and I think you should all check her blog out.


Hi Everyone! My name is Jacqui and I run a U.S. nail art blog called Craftynail. I’ve been a loyal fan follower of Lucy’s blog ever since I spotted one of her jaw-dropping designs on pinterest some months back. Needless to say, I am thrilled to have the chance to contribute to Lucy’s Stash today! Thank you for having me! I’d like to share a manicure with you that sort of personifies my Craftynail style. I do throw in some tips, swatches and reviews on my blog, but my passion and focus is simple and fun nail art. Today I have a holo rainbow splash design to show you and I hope you like it!

Guest post: Jacqui from Craftynail

I started with a base of Sally Hansen Maximum Strength to keep my nails long and strong. Then I applied two coats of one of my favorites- L.A. Girl 3D Effects Hologram Nail Polish in Black Illusion. The scattered holo effects in these L.A. Girl polishes are magical, plus they dry in a jiffy (and are never tested on animals)! What’s not to love? After a few minutes of dry-time I grabbed 6 different polishes in every color of the rainbow along with a dotting tool and a detail brush.

To make my simple splash design I create a dot on my nail using my largest dotting tool. This dot forms the soft rounded end of the splash. Then I take a skinny detail brush and a healthy dollop of polish and drag the color down from the dot to form a point. It’s actually very quick and easy! I encourage you all to try this out and let me know what you think! If you’re interested in the rainbow colors that I used here’s a quick list: Cherry Red by Sally Hansen (red), Orange Creamsicle by AVON (orange), Pull Over by Sinful Colors (yellow), Lucky Duck by Orly (green), Keks by Butter London (blue),and I’m a Belieber by Nicole by OPI (violet).

Guest post: Jacqui from Craftynail

I hope you enjoyed my crafty design! Thanks to Lucy for reaching out to me... and I hope to see you all online!

xoxo Craftynail


Cool idea, right? Thank you so much Jackie for this great post! Here are some other links where you can find Jacqui AKA Craftynail: Facebook, Twitter and Bloglovin'.