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Nail art tutorial no # 1 – Kind-of-flower

Hello there! 🙂

I promised to do some nail art tutorials, so here I am ..!!! Since my nails are kinda short yet, I ll start with those that are more suitable for that lenght…

The one I ll do is the kind-of-flower one, I had in my nail art post

Its not that good (the result), because the white color was a bit dry, and I didn’t have a nail thickener, but, at least you can get the idea of how this is done 🙂

So, what we are going to need is :

-Base coat

-White nail polish

– A nail art polish or a brush for nail art

– a Bright color of your choice

– A dot pencil, (toothpick will do as well)

This is what I used:

Step one :

Form nicely your nails and apply base coat

Step two :

French manicure all nails except the the one in the ring finger (of course, if you want to to the nail art in other finger, its okay)


Step three:

Paint it in the half, your nail, with the color you choose. If its not exactly in the half, doesn’t matter 🙂

Step four :

With the nail art brush/polish, draw an arc / half circle in the side of your nail.

Then, draw a circly line from the end of the arc, to the middle, where the pink and bare nail meets.

Do the same on the other side, too

Fill in the ”leaf” that’s on the bare nail, with the pink/bright color

Draw two lines of dots, starting from the middle to the other side of the nail… This time I choose to both use the white color

While the other time, I made one white , one pink

Step five:

Cover with a top coat, and its ready 🙂

Hope it helped!!!!

Lots of Love

V.

Random nail art!

Hello all!

I just returned back to Athens, so I will start the swatches/posts asap.

Since I haven’t post something the last days, I will just post some nail art I did in the past, that happened to capture with my mobile.

Sorry for the crappy quality, its that my mobiles have only 2mPx camera quality …

 

 

And some Toe Nail art

 

Do you like any?

See you soon

Love,

V.

Magnetic Nail Polish : Imagnet by Tommy G

Hello there!
Long time no post, and long time no nail post so it’s about time…
Before swatching it, a small welcome/thank you note to my new – Greek followers

” Καλως ήρθατε στο blog μου ! Χαίρομαι πολύ που βρήκα πολλές Ελληνίδες  bloggers, που μοιράζονται την ίδια τρέλα με μένα…Να’ναι καλά το Greek Beauty Bloggers :)..

Προς το παρόν γράφω μόνο στα αγγλικά, έαν κάποια θέλει να γράφω και ελληνικά, θα το τολμήσω…

Σας ευχαριστώ πολύ και πάλι…”

And now I introduce you .. the magnetic nail polish

Imagnet art, by Tommy G.

….A little info about Tommy G.

Again, Tommy G is a Greek brand producted within EU. It’s part of a bigger company that produces some more cosmetics . You can find their English website here.

I like their nail polishes a lot, and I love  the Keratin base coat, which made my nails hard as rock 🙂  (their sub-brand layla has also very nice nail polishes that last a lot to my nails)


Now, the Imagnet …

(Right-Click + View image  to see them full-size)

I have purchase the nail polish in 2 colors (so far). Silver/grey and burgundy/pink. How the nail is going to look is that the cap , and its pretty accurate, I must say…

 

The secret lies not only in the ingridients of the nail polish (I guess), but also at the magnet in the top of the cap. The shape you are going to have is depended on how you ll hold the cap…

Enough with the theory now… Let’s see it in action….

For start, I applied ”Nail envy” from OPI as a base coat to my ugly looking nails…

 

I put one layer (you can add more if you want) of the magnetic nail laquer and immidiately (before it starts drying), I put the magnet as shown in the picture. The direction that the ”line” of the magnet has, determines the pattern…

As you can see, before having the magnet THAT close to the nail, is simply a nail polish. A metallic nail polish (of course you can wear it just like that, but I find it pointless to use this polish for the wrong reasons..anyway…)

Here are the  angles I tried to some of my nails…

You can do more ”complicated” nail art, by painting your nail in steps, like I did.. (Clumsily, I must admit)

I decided to make to make the simple sided pattern, so here is the final look :

I think they look very nice (the final look, not my awfully looking hands with the tones of cuticles there). Its a very unique result, with no effort, that costs around 7€.

What do you think?

See you soon.

Lots of Love

V.