HOW TO: Messy Marble Nails

This is one of my favourite nail posts, since my geometric one. I love finding new easy ways of different designs, that saves a heck of a lot of time. So marble, it’s a blogger/interior designers’ best friend because it just looks so modern and quirky. I always wondered an easy way of doing it on my nails and now I’ve figured it.

You don’t need anything more than a couple of different grey/black shades, 2 or 3 ear buds and a peel off base coat might help for taking it off, but it isn’t essential. Try not to make all the colours too dark, vary them so you get the contrast.

You should probably make sure you have some energy in you, that’s pretty important for this.

– Simply, paint all of your nails white to begin with.

– Begin with the darker colour, so Black if you have that.

– Chop both of the fluffy ends off of the ear buds, try not to cut them too short because you don’t want to be eating the nail polish.. I don’t suppose it tastes very good.

– Paint the top of the ear bud and blow through the other side onto your nail. It should splatter out if you blow hard enough. You may have to do this a couple of times to get the coverage you want.

– Do the same working your way through the shades until it looks a little something like this.

There you have, a messy marble nail design. Simple, right?!

PS: another couple of ear buds might be essential to helping you get off any excess which completely missed your nail.

With Love,

C x

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HOW TO: Ice-Cream Nails ♡

WARNING: IF YOU EAT A LOT OF ICE CREAM… THEN THIS POST IS FOR YOU! (Even though you can’t actually eat this)

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♡ The inspiration for this post was literally so random. I woke up on Monday morning & my first thought was “I’m so weird, I’m actually craving ice cream at 10 o’clock in the morning”, clearly I’m not going to have ice cream for breakfast because that isn’t quite acceptable. So I decided to paint nails instead:

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♡ I used my nail fingers to make these pictures a little clearer and quicker. So starting off, choose a background colour.. I chose a pretty neutral Pink colour because in my head it’s supposed to resemble strawberry ice cream.

♡ Pick 4 other colours which you want to resemble your ‘ice cream sauces’.. I tried to stick with pastels because they looked most realistic. Literally start with a thin brush (you don’t even have to this makes it a little easier) and do a rough outline, quite squiggly as if it were like dripping sauce. Any rough lines don’t matter you’re going to paint over them afterwards, it’s just to get a rough shape of what you’ll fill in without going overboard.

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♡ Then grab the actual nail polish brush of the colour you’ve chosen and just fill in that space. Most polishes have reasonably tidy and thin brushes so it should be fine!

♡ Then comes the colourful & creative part. If you, like me have a colourful sort of mixed up nail polish i.e. Confetti by Barry M. Then that’ll make it a lot quicker.. not necessarily easier. If not you can just either pick a bunch of colours that would look like sprinkles and use a thin brush or cocktail stick (if you’re not a nail art tool hoarder like me) to make little tiny tiny streaks. If you have some different coloured nail pens, that will make life 10x easier.. but it is still possible without them.

♡ Voilaaaa, you have a set of ice cream themed nails.

I hope this made it somewhat easier… isn’t as complicated as it looks!

Until next time,

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