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Hello lovelies,

 

I'm trying to participate in the ABC Nail Art challenge every week and even though I'm a day late, here's my manicure for the letter J! It is inspired by Japanese-style nail art and I've also used a Japanese gel - Bella Forma (now re-branded to VETRO I think). I wore this gel manicure for two weeks while I went on my New York holiday and to the Scratch Stars Awards and it hold brilliantly!

 

ABC Challenge: J is for Japanese-style Nail Art | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: J is for Japanese-style Nail Art | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: J is for Japanese-style Nail Art | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: J is for Japanese-style Nail Art | Nail Art Challenge

 

Products used:

Bella Forma JAPAN Base Clear PRO

Bella Forma JAPAN Top Clear

Bella Forma JAPAN 23 Mat white

Bella Forma JAPAN 211 Almond beige

Bella Forma JAPAN 141 Enamel shock

Bella Forma JAPAN 21 Tsubaki

IBD Gel Bonder

UberChic Magic Dust Egyptian Sunset

Gold triangle studs

Dotting tool

Gel brushes (use LUHH10 for 10% OFF)

 

I've combined plain nails with pink shimmer using UberChic Magic Dust and gold triangle studs and accent nails with nail art. The Magic Dust was really fine powder (it got everywhere!) that was easy to work with - I just burnished it into the sticky layer after I cured the gel. The nail art is kind of like a dry brush except I've done it with uncured gel so that the colours would blend a little. Then I added white lines and couple of dots. over the pattern.

 

ABC Challenge: J is for Japanese-style Nail Art | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: J is for Japanese-style Nail Art | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: J is for Japanese-style Nail Art | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: J is for Japanese-style Nail Art | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: J is for Japanese-style Nail Art | Nail Art Challenge

 

 

I really enjoyed wearing this manicure and it was such a change to have rounded nails like this. Looking back at the photos - I'm actually really liking the round nails. right now I have them filed into a point, an almond shape but I'm not that 100% sure about it. Damn, this is hard decision :D :D What do you guys think?

 

The rings are from Born Pretty Store, necklace from Primark. Don't forget to check out the other manicures from ladies who participate in this challenge and have a lovely day!


 

Hello lovelies,

How are you all? I'm feeling good, saw Bill Bailey live couple days ago and it was such fun! For those who don't know who Bill Bailey is, he's a British comedian, actor and also a talented musician :)

Another month has passed and it's time for Paint All The Nails nail art challenge! This month's theme is ANIMAL PRINT and I'm doing FAWN PRINT NAILS! I wanted to do these for years and now I finally had a reason. It was a super rush job as I did them last night, I didn't want to miss this challenge.

So let's have a look at what I've created...

Paint All The Nails Presents Animal Print - Fawn Print Nail Art & TUTORIAL
Paint All The Nails Presents Animal Print - Fawn Print Nail Art & TUTORIAL

 

Here's how I did the nails:

 

Firstly I've painted all nails with a coat of OPI A-Piers To Be Tan. Then I sponged on Zoya Louise, Nyssa, Spencer and OPI A-Piers To Be Tan on all nails creating a rough gradient that mimics the fawn's fur. Then I've used white acrylic paint and tiny nail art brush and painted on the spots. I wanted them to look realistic so each spot is feathered so it looks a bit like fur. I hope I did a good job :) All is sealed with Sienna Byron Bay Lightning Top Coat. This is a brand new top coat I'm testing and so far I'm loveing it! It didn't smudge the design, dried super fast and didn't shrink the polish. So far so good, review will come soon!

 

 

Paint All The Nails Presents Animal Print - Fawn Print Nail Art & TUTORIAL
Paint All The Nails Presents Animal Print - Fawn Print Nail Art & TUTORIAL

 

 

The manicure itself from start to finish took about 2 hours (one hand) so it was quite time-consuming but I'm loving the result and enjoying wearing it. I hope you like it too and let me know what you think of the tutorial!

 

Have a lovely day and check out the animal print manicures from other bloggers below and the hashtag #paintallthenailsanimalprint on social media :)

 

 

Paint All The Nails Presents Animal Print - Fawn Print Nail Art & TUTORIAL