Hello lovelies,

It has been sad few days...sad days in a life of a nail blogger because I had to say goodbye to a 'friend' :( Some of you have already seen my posts on social media where I've shown you my 'fallen' index finger nail that I broke doing some gardening. How I hate gardening! So yeah, I'm really bummed right now because I finally had a lovely almond shape. I've sculpted a new nail but it just isn't the same (I'm not that skilled at sculpting yet) and I can't wait for Christmas, when my nail will grow back.....geez, that is so depressing - my nail will grow back in time for Christmas!!! That is if I don't break another one :( On a happier note, it's not the end of the world, I know ;)

Luckily, I managed to take pictures of my latest mani so I can share it with you...

Abstract Nail Art with Models Own Dare to Bare Collection
Abstract Nail Art with Models Own Dare to Bare Collection
Abstract Nail Art with Models Own Dare to Bare Collection
Abstract Nail Art with Models Own Dare to Bare Collection
Abstract Nail Art with Models Own Dare to Bare Collection

 

I have used three polishes from the new Models own Dare To Bare collection. This collection has the HyperGel formula and consists of five shades in total.

 

First, I've used Suede* - a muted pink creme as a base. I've painted all nails with two coats of Suede (I've only left three small negative spaces). Then I've used a small nail art brush and painted lines, dots and other shapes with Models Own Skin Deep* and Emperors Clothes*. All sealed with Seche Vite top coat.

 

And as I mentioned earlier, this happened the next day...

 

Abstract Nail Art with Models Own Dare to Bare Collection

 


This manicure was a bit of an experiment and I'm definitely not happy with it but there's always a space for improvement in all my work :) But what do you think? Have you tried the Dare to Bare polishes yet?

 

My rings are from Luna Pyxis, an online store that sells jewellery handmade in South Korea. I've already received my new order so soon I'll show you some new rings I bought!

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x

 

*PR samples

Hello lovelies,

 

August has passed very fast for me and it's time for the monthly nail art challenge from Paint All The Nails. I completely forgot (thanks to my 2-week holiday) and I didn't have time to do any special colour block design. Luckily I've had an older manicure that I've done and that I can use. I still have my square shaped nails there but I'm sure you won't mind ;)

 

Today's manicure is very colourful and summery and I can show you a step by step tutorial of the design too! I've done it using Leighton Denny polishes and a Color Club French Tip white polish as a base. Yes guys, this is so far my favourite white nail polish. Here's the final look and list of all the polishes I've used:

 

Paint All The Nails Presents Colour Block Nail Art + TUTORIAL
Paint All The Nails Presents Colour Block Nail Art + TUTORIAL
Paint All The Nails Presents Colour Block Nail Art + TUTORIAL

 

These nails might look difficult to do but I've broken the design into small steps for you and in the end it's just painting lines. A great design to practice your line work ;)

 

 

How to:

 

Step 1 - Apply a base coat to clean and dry nails. Then paint them with one or two coats of white nail polish. I've used Colour Club French Tip which is very opaque so I got away with just one coat.

Paint All The Nails Presents Colour Block Nail Art + TUTORIAL

 

Step 2 - Paint the top of each nail with a different colour. I chose colours that will be somewhat dominant on the nail.

Paint All The Nails Presents Colour Block Nail Art + TUTORIAL

 

Step 3 - Add thin and thick stripes of the same colour to the nails

Paint All The Nails Presents Colour Block Nail Art + TUTORIAL

 

Step 4 - Start adding more stripes of different colours. Try to stick to similar colour families with the odd stripe in colour of the next nail to tie the nails visually together

Paint All The Nails Presents Colour Block Nail Art + TUTORIAL

 

Step 5 - Continue with adding more stripes and colours to the rest of the nails. Different widths of stripes make a really interesting effect

Paint All The Nails Presents Colour Block Nail Art + TUTORIAL
Paint All The Nails Presents Colour Block Nail Art + TUTORIAL

 

Step 6 - Finish up with a coat of Leighton Denny One For All (as a top coat) and admire your new beautiful nails ;)

Paint All The Nails Presents Colour Block Nail Art + TUTORIAL

 

My line work is far from perfect but all in all I quite liked this look. And practice makes perfect so imperfection isn't a fail at all, just another lesson on the path to perfection!

 

What do you think of this look? Would you wear it?

 

I'm so glad I was able to participate in this month's Paint All The Nails Challenge again and if you'd like to see what my fellow nail bloggers came up with, check out #paintallthenailscolorblock and the link up below!

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x