Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Bestie twin nails: Colourful ikat chevron

Fun freehand nail art today! I never do many freehand nails, so today is a much needed break from my usual order of gradients, nail vinyls, and striping tape (check out my Gradient Guide for more on that!). I teamed up with Nia of @trendynailzofficial on Instagram and we were inspired by this very retro-feel ikat chevron (is that what this is called anyway?) pattern Nia found while browsing the net. Pretty neat indeed and super colourful!

 
VIDEO TUTORIAL AT THE END OF THE POST!

Here's our twin mani! Nia is only 13 years old and everything from her nail arts to her photography and hand posing evidence amazing growth over the past few months - what she has picked up and integrated into her work at such a young age and in such a small timeframe is astonishing! Check it out on her Instagram page as well as her Facebook page.








1MIN VIDEO TUTORIAL OR LESS:
(see also 15sec version on Instagram)


As you can see, I didn't use any guides here, just went rogue with a small nail art brush from my Winstonia Store 'something blue 15-piece set. In between colours I clean my nail art brush with nail brush cleaner from my local Sally's beauty store. This is a solution of acetone but not 100% pure acetone, so it specifically formulated to be a bit easier on your brush bristles. I simply dip my brush in, then wipe it on a paper towel, and repeat that 3-4 times until the brush is clean. Then onto the next colour! 

After I'm done, I condition my brush to preserve the softness of its bristles using my oil trick - watch it here!

Polishes used:
- Nails Inc. 'Kensington' (dark green crelly)
- Quo by Orly 'Mesmerizing waterfall' (teal crelly)
- Gosh 'Venus' (dark mint creme)
- Essie 'Mint candy apple' (light blue-green creme)
- Essie 'Meet me at sunset' (orange crelly)
- Essie 'The more the merrier' (chartreuse green creme)
- Maybelline Color Show 'Lime accent' (light neon green creme)
- Cult Nails 'Tempest' (white creme)



*Nail art brush used in this post provided by Winstonia Store for my impartial review.

3 comments:

  1. Awesome color combo! Love your free handed look :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi Guys! This is me: Archana kumari and I'm once more present with the latest information in connection with your deep interest in call girls. As always I've brought new team of teenager call girls ready to satiate your hunger of female companionship. Just click the links for guidance.

    Mumbai call girls
    Call girls in Mumbai
    Thane Escorts

    kolkata escort
    call girls in park street
    escorts in park street

    mumbai call girl
    russian escorts in mumbai
    Escorts in Chembur
    -----------------------------------------------------------------

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi friends ! I'm Rani Priya. I like to have bed relationship with different persons rather than with a single man for the whole of life. Not only is this my notion , but also is this fact that the secret organs are made for enjoyment. Please follow me on the links given bellow.

    Escort service in Jaipur
    Escort service in Jaipur
    Escort service in Jaipur

    Escort service in Jaipur
    Escort service in Mumbai
    Escort service in Bangalore

    Mumbai call girls
    Puri call girls
    Cuttack call girls

    If you are interested in me and my ideology ,then you are invited to my bed. Just go ahead !

    ReplyDelete