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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,

 

I have another nail art challenge to stick to, a weekly ABC Challenge! This one is run by Emily from Nail Polish Society so if you'd like to find out more and join, visit her blog.

 

This week's letter is 'M' and I suspect I won't be the only one who will choose marble as their topic. This particular manicure of mine is water marble - my nemesis! I've tried it once before many years ago and it was a complete fail and since then I hated and admired the techniques. I wanted to try it again and since it wasn't a complete fail , I want to share it with you :)

 

ABC Challenge: M is for Marbled Nail Art | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: M is for Marbled Nail Art | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: M is for Marbled Nail Art | Nail Art Challenge

 

I've done this manicure with Models Own Soft Pop collection so all of the colours are pastel neons. I've marbled over two coats of the pink Candyfloss.

 

I chose too shallow container to dip my nails into (it was Gu pudding glass pot) so I have couple of spots where I touched the bottom but other than that I was very pleased with the pattern and how it came out. I didn't want a single pattern on all nails so I just played around and did each nail differently.

 

I absolutely loved how these nails looked under UV light, so super glowy!

 

ABC Challenge: M is for Marbled Nail Art | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: M is for Marbled Nail Art | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: M is for Marbled Nail Art | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: M is for Marbled Nail Art | Nail Art Challenge

 

I liked my first successful watermarble but there's so much I still need to improve! How are your watermarbling skills? What do you think of this manicure? Let me know in the comments ;)

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x