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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,

 

Have you spotted the new hot trend - BRACELET NAILS yet? I did and I want to show you how you can create this nail art yourself using nail polish, string (thread) and embellishments. I love trying out new styles and I think my new nail shapes suits this one a lot!

 

I've recreated a natural looking bracelet nails by @nail_unistella, a fabulous Korean nail artist! By the way - this same nail artist(s) has also created the shattered glass nails look!

 

Here's how my nails turned out:

 

Bracelet Nails DIY Tutorial - How to create your own bracelet nails with nail polish, strings and studs
Bracelet Nails DIY Tutorial - How to create your own bracelet nails with nail polish, strings and studs
Bracelet Nails DIY Tutorial - How to create your own bracelet nails with nail polish, strings and studs

 

The original bracelet nails are done with sewing threads/strings and embellishments encapsulated in gel. This is certainly the best way to get a long wear out of this design but I know most of you (and I) don't really wear gel nails so I have tested out this trend using nail polish. I'm still wearing these nails 3 days later as I'm writing this post and apart from one small stud everything is still on.

 

Similar design can also be achieved by painting lines on the nails instead of applying the strings but it just doesn't look as 'real' and authentic to me. It's still pretty and nice alternative though.

 

Bracelet Nails DIY Tutorial - How to create your own bracelet nails with nail polish, strings and studs
Bracelet Nails DIY Tutorial - How to create your own bracelet nails with nail polish, strings and studs
Bracelet Nails DIY Tutorial - How to create your own bracelet nails with nail polish, strings and studs

 

Products used:

Sewing thread/string
Cuticle nippers/scissors
Tweezers
OPI Barre My Soul
Hollow triangle embellishments
Circle wreath stud
Mini triangles
OPI Natural Nail Base Coat
Seche Vite topcoat
Mini dot studs

 

I've prepared a video tutorial on how to create these nails so I hope you'll find it useful:

 

 

 

TIPS:

  • Choose strings/threads that don't have 'fluf' around them. The strings should be smooth and without fibres sticking out
  • Let the nail polish base dry properly or seal it with fast-drying top coat before adding strings and embellishments. This will prevent the nail polish underneath to be ruined if you have to move the strings and studs around
  • Tweezers will be your best friend - make sure you have a pair handy to be able to handle the string and tiny studs and hold them down while the polish is drying
  • Keep it small and simple - minimalist look seems to suit this style the best as do small studs and embellishments. Big pieces might disrupt the look (yes, I do regret using that big circle piece!)
  • Use two coats of top coat and apply it well around the embellishments to secure them - this will help them to stay on longer

 

 

So what do you think of this new trend - will you be trying it? Did you find my tutorial and tips helpful? Let me know what you think in the comments.

 

 

Have a lovely day! Lucie x