Saturday, 13 July 2013

Nail Art In A Hurry #3

Aloha ladies.

It's the weeeekend!  I have been since stupidly early waiting for the postman.  Sometimes he likes to come at 7am, sometimes he likes to come after lunch.  Undoubtedly, because I got up early, he'll come after lunch, but there we go.  He has by Fragrance Direct and Nail Polish Direct orders and I neeeeed them.  And my neighbours have my Ciate order but they haven't been in when I've been to knock.  How rude of them to have lives.

Anyhoo, here's the third post in the Nail Art In A Hurry series.  This one is super super simple (I only have four steps in the picture tutorial so make it consistent with the others...).  All we're doing today is adding a stud to the base of your nail.  Yep, that simple.  Even on plain nails it just gives it that slightly more finished look - makes it look like you've spent a bit more time on your nails, when really it's probably taken you 30 seconds extra, and that's the name of the game of course :)


1. Paint your nail with your chosen colour.

2. Apply a layer of topcoat.  I normally use a cheap slow-drying one, but you can of course use your usual fast-drying one if you move quickly enough!

3. Place a stud at the base of your nail (I pick them up with a dampened cocktail stick).

4. Topcoat, and off you go!

Of course, this isn't just limited to studs.  You could use rhinestones, stickers, pearls or anything else you can fit on your nail.  And when you've got a little more time, you can use these to jazz up the plain nails when you've got busy accent nails, or to add that little something extra to a patterned manicure.  Here are a few of the ways I've used them: