Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Born Pretty Store embellishments and gold 'ancient' mani

Hi! I can't believe it's the last day of June already! I hope you've had a good month, mine has been pretty busy so it seems to have gone quite quickly, I'm hoping to find more time to write in July :) 

Today I'm going to show you an 'ancient' design I did recently using these embellishments from Born Pretty Store and gold nail polishes.

These embellishments are so cool, they come in four colours and all different shapes and they have a kind of cracked marble pattern on them, making them look kind of like old treasures or gemstones. They kind of made me think of a collection of Egyptian inspired jewellery I've recently seen somewhere so I paired them with gold for this mani.

The first thing I did was to apply two coats of a nude/beige polish to all the nails. I then used a light, medium and dark gold polish to 'swirl' or 'marble' to create the design. 

To do it I worked one nail at a time and added two to three drips of each polish to my nail. I then used a striper brush dipped in nail polish remover to swirl the polish around the nail.

I then worked one nail at a time again and applied top coat and then used tweezers to apply various gemstones to the base of all the nails except the index nail which I made a feature of by applying four gemstones. 

The little white ones are my favourites because I think they're the most versatile but they're all beautiful!

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Tara x


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