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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

Hello lovelies,

I've got another post for the ABC Challenge (yes, I know I've been slacking!) where I'll be exploring the uses of coloured cellophane. It won't be the pretty pearlescent cellophane used for shattered glass nails but equally cool metallic gold one! I've cut out half moons and stuck them on the nails, creating a very chic look.

First up is a load of photos because I just couldn't narrow them down much more, I love photos with flowers! :D

ABC Challenge: H is for Half-Moon | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: H is for Half-Moon | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: H is for Half-Moon | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: H is for Half-Moon | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: H is for Half-Moon | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: H is for Half-Moon | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: H is for Half-Moon | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: H is for Half-Moon | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: H is for Half-Moon | Nail Art Challenge
ABC Challenge: H is for Half-Moon | Nail Art Challenge

 

 

I started with two coats of Models Own GlitterGel Petunia Glitz (for some reason this colour was part of last year's holiday collection) and one coat of topcoat to smooth out the surface. Then I've applied a nail foil glue to where I wanted my gold half-moons to be. You could also use topcoat or clear polish. Then I applied the gold foil pieces and sealed with another coat of topcoat.


It took me ages to cut the gold half-moon shapes so that they would fit my nail beds well. Thinking about it now, I would probably take a bit of translucent plastic, draw the shape of the half-moon following my nail bed and then use it as a template.

 

I hope you've enjoyed today's post and are perhaps thinking of joining the ABC Challenge. You can read everything about the challenge in this post from Emily from Nail Polish Society, who is hosting it :)

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x