Hey buddies! Today's post is a guest post by Setu from NailartandBeauty.com. She is one of my closest blogging buddies and the only one I have met in person. I love her nail art. She does amazing free hand and stamping too. I had recreated one of her floral designs.
Me and Setu have a special bond. Like typical nail art addict gals we have done some massive hauls together :) We also refrain each other from compulsive buys. There is so much more to say but this is it for now. Here is our pic.
Over to Setu now.
Hi Girls! I am Setu Rohini from NailartandBeauty.com. I am a blogger by passion and Business Analyst by Profession. I am truly, madly, deeply and irrevocably in love with polish and nail art. My Blog is the instrument to vent out this craziness :)
This is my first guest post around here and I am very excited.However, this was done at a short notice so I have not come with my best.I hope you like it.
These days I am taken away by prints and patterns and they can be quite an inspiration for nail art too.The color combination for this nail art is an inspiration from my bedsheet. I always wanted to try coral, offwhite and navy blue in a nail art ever since I saw the bedsheet.
I followed this method to achieve this look, you may chose to do something else.
1. Apply off white color on your nails. I used Models Own Coconut Cream.
2. Either do a rough calculation or use a scotch tape to corner off 1/4th of your nails. This is the portion where you will be stamping. I used Konad special blue and Bundle Monster CYO 2013 for stamping.
3. I did not use a scotch tape, I just did a rough estimate and stamped on 1/4th of my nails.It was not accurate and at places was more than 1/4th, but it would anyways be covered with coral nail polish so I did not bother much. And frankly I could not wait for ages for the polish to dry to use the scotch tape.
4. I painted 3/4th of the remaining nails with Tip Top Coral Reef.
5. Since it was free hand the borders were not perfect. I tried to even them and applied loose glitters of blue color across the border. I did not use any nail glue, just applied them on wet nail polish.
6. Finally, I finished them with top coat :)
I am kinda happy with the nail art. They turned out well but the borders are not as sharp as I wanted them to be.But there is always a next time :).
If you use a scotch tape and are comfortable with tapes, my guess is results would be neater. But I have never been excellent with them so I skip them.
The loose glitters that are usually available are not superb quality ones, so the colors may tend to bleed.So be very quick in applying top coat.
The glitters I use also have bleeding tendency so I was careful. I am very fond of these loose glitters these days and may use more of them in coming days.
I hope you liked my nail art , you can see more of my work onhttp://nailartandbeauty.com/.
Thanks for doing this guest post Setu. I loved this design especially the color combination, it is so nice and unique.