First Nail Tutorial: White Stripe Wonder

Hello there ladies!
It has been so crazy at work this weekend because of the Reading Festival. So I’m quite tired and have a 12 hour shift ahead of me tomorrow! Fun times! lol

Anyways, on to a brighter note! This post is going to be my first nail tutorial post! I think working with nails is fun and makes your nails look super cute! And this design is very easy! Hope you enjoy!

Below are the nail varnishes that I used to create this look:

Left to right:

– Rimmel London 5 in 1 Base and Top Coat (£4.59)

http://www.boots.com/en/Rimmel-5-in-1-Nail-Care_1051068/

– e.l.f Cosmetics Nail Polish in Twinkle (£2.50)
http://www.eyeslipsface.co.uk/product~prodID~62.htm

– Collection 2000 in Teeny Bikini
Couldnt find exact link but this was £1.79 from Superdrug

– Rio Nail Art Professional in White
This came in a nail design set of 8 colours. I bought this from Argos. These are good because it has double ended applicators which are a detailing pen and fine brush. You will just need the fine brush applicator for this look.
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/4420057/c_1/1%7Ccategory_root%7CHealth+and+personal+care%7C14418350/Trail/searchtext%3ERIO.htm

Let’s get started!

Firstly, you must add a base coat. This is important because it will help your nail varnish stay on longer! Give it some time to dry before heading over to step 2.

You can use any glitter nail varnish you have. Make sure to add enough coats to make the glitter stand out. I used 2 coats.

Be sure to do this step carefully. It can be quite tricky to do a side swipe with a normal brush on short nails. Be patient and start from one side, maybe start from half your nail, and swipe along to the other side of your nail.

Lastly, using the Rio Nail Art fine brush, just swipe one white line under the colour varnish. I really like the fine brush of this polish because you can do that line in one easy stroke! After this you can add a clear top coat to seal the design and add more top coat any other day to help keep the varnish on for longer.

That’s it! 🙂

Below are pictures of the final look

You are more than welcome to experiment using other colours, not just the same ones I did. If you have similiar colours, use it!

Stay Creative 🙂 x
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8 Comments

  1. Lily August 28, 2012 / 8:03 pm

    Aww thank you! 🙂
    Will defnitely check out your blog! xx

  2. AnaV August 29, 2012 / 8:04 pm

    Hei! I just found your blog and it is amazing!

    I am following your blog and I hope you will follow mine too!

    xoxo,
    Ana V

  3. Lily August 29, 2012 / 8:38 pm

    Heyy there!
    Aw thank you! Will definitely check out your blog to! 🙂 xx

  4. avecjayj September 2, 2012 / 2:45 pm

    I really love this nail look! I'm definitely going to have to try it…I'm a nail addict so it's going to have to be done!

    I do something I call 'quick nail posts' on my blog. Check it out and support…we can share our ideas 🙂

    http://www.avecjayj.blogspot.co.uk

  5. BeautyByRen September 8, 2012 / 2:34 am

    Great Post 🙂 Love seeing different nail tutorials!!!

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