I was playing around a few days ago, doodling away and ended up with a mix & match design. I couldn’t decide on a theme or one colour scheme so I just sat playing.
I did a simple bow design with a little gem in the middle as I think the bows always look quite sweet. I really liked the marble design I did a week ago so I did one nail the same and instead of three colours I used two different shades of pink.
To get the marble effect you do the base colour really thick and when wet blob a large amount of the contrasting colour and drag them through each other with a tooth pick or think brush.
Instead of ditsy flowers I went for a more 70’s style of flower for the middle finger. I did the petals more bubble shaped and kept them very rounded. I did this using a large dotting tool.
I like glitter fades so I did a very light purple base colour and added a much darker mixed blue and purple glitter to make it stand out more against the pale lilac base.
The thumb I did some cute ‘geek’ glasses on a bright candy pink background. I used a nail art pen for this and just drew the outline.
On my right hand thumb I did a cute dandelion design I saw online. It looks detailed but actually very easy to do. It’s made up mostly of little strokes and flicks.
I love pastel tie-dye colours which was the original design on this nail by sponging layers of pastels over a white background until I was happy with the overlapping colours. I then went back to this nail at the end as I wanted to add something and then the peace sign popped into my head as peace symbol + tie-dye = the ultimate hippy match. I used a very thin striper to draw the center lines and outlined with a circle afterwards.
As it’s summer I went for a cute cartoon strawberry on my middle finger. This also looks really good on all nails.
I love the clouds design. It’s such an eye catching print and just looks so adorable. White fat fluffy clouds on a bright blue background immediately takes me away into summer day dreams. It’s so so simple to do just using a large dotting tool.
I like polka dot designs a lot They are fast and super easy to do and always look so nice. I changed it a little by using a white background and adding small mixed pastel colour polka dots around one edge of the nail. I liked how it turned out. You only need a small sized dotting tool.
I change my nails so often and I decided I liked the cloud design so much for this time of year. I then went for that design yesterday on all nails for a change as I only usually do it on one.
Check out my instagram ‘gillianleerose’ for all my latest nail designs. If there are any you are interested in a tutorial on I can do a quick version on Vine (gillianleerose) or on Keek for a more in depth tutorial. I can also do a blog post or a personal email to you with a description of how to achieve certain designs if you would like.
I need to do my nails for the Company Magazine Blogger Awards and I can’t think of what design to go for, any ideas? Let me know!