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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

 

 

 

Hello lovelies,

It's that time of the month...no, NOT that one :D...it's time for a monthly Paint All The Nails nail art challenge! This month's theme is dotticures and I've opted for a bright sea-inspired look.

Another BIG news is, I've changed my nail shape!!! I got sick and tired of breaking off corners on my square nails and that my right hand was never ready to be photographed because my nails were constantly breaking. So now both hands have almond shape and I'm so loving it! What about you - do you like my new nails? I'm still working out the filing technique but I'm getting there!

Paint All The Nails Presents Dotticures | Sea Inspired Nail Art
Paint All The Nails Presents Dotticures | Sea Inspired Nail Art

 

I wanted to start with a blannk canvas and I just love using white as my base colour. So I've painted a coat of Color Club French Tip and let it dry for a bit. After that I could start creating my sea-inspired dotticure. I've used one size of dotting tool throughout the design. The colours I've used were Models own Powder Blue, OPI Unfor-Greta-Bly Blue and OPI Dining Al Frisco.

 

Paint All The Nails Presents Dotticures | Sea Inspired Nail Art
Paint All The Nails Presents Dotticures | Sea Inspired Nail Art

 

I must admit, half-way through the nails I hated it and wanted to take it all off but I knew I didn't have time to create a new manicure for this challenge so I finished all the nails. And boy, was I wrong! I love them now! My nails look like they are a mosaic and I'm so enjoying wearing them.

 

I hope you've enjoyed today's post and stay tuned for the ABC Challenge post tomorrow ;) And don't forget to check out nail art from other bloggers below and by searching #paintallthenailsdotticures