Monday, 20 October 2014

Copper tweed nails with black chevron accents

'Cause why not! Actually because Nail It! magazine put out a call for tweed nail art recently, so I gave it a go and was inspired by Karen of @sharingvu on Instagram's take on it with random black accents over the tweed. Here goes!

 
VIDEO TUTORIAL AT THE END OF THE POST!

I used my Chinese sumi brushes from @sharingvu and acrylic paint to create most of the tweed design, along with a skinny striper brush from Born Pretty Store to do the copper pieces of 'tweed' woven in the pattern. The reason why I used a regular nail art brush for the copper is because the copper is actually a nail polish, and you shouldn't use nail polish with sumi brushes because they are made of delicate bristles. Read more on that here.


Essie's 'Penny Talk'







Look, both hands! I wore this look to the office for a week and everyone loved it. Who am I kidding, no one commented, cause no one cares about my nails, but I loved it, so, yeah.


Check it out, my nails and my thesis! I was inspired by the lovely Cristina aka @crisalvarado17 to snap a pic of my #nailsandmythesis, a trending hashtag on Instagram, except that my thesis is not nearly as interesting as a peetree dish experiment... it's essentially just a 286 page book. B-O-R-I-N-G.


1MIN OR LESS VIDEO TUTORIAL:

I used 2 different brushes in this mani:
- Chinese sumi brushes from @sharingvu for use with acrylic paint only
- Skinny striper nail art brush from Born Pretty Store for use with copper nail polish

In the past I've made a tutorial on how to make fluid lines with your nail art brushes using cuticle oil, here's the video for your reference - check out the corresponding blog post here :)


Polishes used:
- Essie 'Penny talk' (copper chrome)
- Cult Nails 'Tempest' (white creme)
- Cult Nails 'Nevermore' (black creme)



3 comments:

  1. Just loved this mani. You are awesome. :-)

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  2. Awesome idea!! How do you always make it seem so easy? Great job :)

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  3. Ich habe diese Uhr für meinen Vater am Vatertag auf dieser Website gekauft. günstigste rolex Diese Uhr wurde gekauft, seit mein Vater sie getragen hat, sie lief und arbeitete sehr hart. Sie sieht so aus, günstigste rolex day-date dass sie sich nicht von echt unterscheidet und das Design perfekt ist.

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