Hello lovelies :)
I hope you all had a good start to the week. We still have lovely weather here, although I do wish sunshine didn't have to come hand in hand with high pollen counts. I've scratched my eyes so much today I'm amazed I even have eyelids left...
Anyhoo, today I have the first in a short series of posts of Nail Art In A Hurry. Countless times I've heard people say "when I'm in a rush I just put on some polish and a glitter topper". Well, if you've got time to do that, you've got time to do these things too!
I have four short tutorials for you this week (unless I think of anymore...), and these are just simple, and most importantly quick, ways of making your manicure a little more interesting when you just don't have the time to do something more complicated.
Nothing here is ground-breaking, but hopefully it may be inspiration for you to give your nails that little bit more love next time you're in a rush.
So, first up, the reverse glitter gradient. This is one of my favourite fall back manicures. And if you've got time to apply polish and glitter topper, you've definitely got time to do this, because it's basically the same thing!
1. Prepare the nail and apply your base colour.
2. Apply your glitter over the bottom two-thirds of your nail. Fairly dense glitters work best for this, but not full coverage ones!
3. Now apply your glitter over the bottom third of your nail.
4. Topcoat, and you're done!
Here are a few more ideas for colour combinations, and don't forget you can use any shape glitter for this, why not give the feather/confetti ones a go? And if you've got a little more time on your hands, glitter gradients make a great choice for skittle manicures.
As always, if you have any requests for tutorials, or suggestions for nail art, please let me know in the comments!