Sunday, 30 June 2013

Raspberry Ripple Nails

 Today I tried a new type of nail art which was inspired by a design from The Nailasaurus. She has called this 'Sugar Spun' nail art and you can find the design and tutorial I followed on her website. 

 I gave this tutorial a go, and due to the colours I have used, I have named mine Raspberry Ripple nails:

  The polishes I used were from the Barry M Gellies collection; Pomegranate and Lychee:

Barry M: Pomegranate & Lychee
 This design didn't go as well as I had hoped, I don't think the polish was as thick as it needed to be when I dragged it across my nails. So if you decide to try this yourself, try and have a bit more patience than I did and make sure the polish is thick and forms strings as shown in the tutorial!


 I have to admit that I didn't really enjoy doing this design - it was just too messy! I will try it again though, and hopefully it will look a lot better next time. When I do try it again, I will make sure the polish is thick, and I'm also going to avoid putting polish down the sides of my nails, as the tutorial suggests, because the clean up was so difficult, and my skin was stained pink for a while!

 Anyway, enough of my nail art failure! Have you tried this design before? I'd love to see pictures if you have, and I'd also appreciate any tips you could give me for next time I try it!

 P.S. I think these would be great Halloween nails because they look a bit like a mummy (you know the type wrapped in cloth), maybe it's just me though!

1 comment:

  1. I agree on the colour combo for Halloween! I saw this on The Nailasaurus, but I thought it looked messy! I saw a great tip on Pinterest the other day, put some PVA glue around the edges of your nail before a messy design and then when it's dry with the nail polish on it you can just peel it off! Vaseline works as well - I used a load round my nails last time I did a water marble accent nail and once my design was dry I could just wipe it off!