Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Robin Nail Art Tutorial

Firstly, I want to apologise for the lack of blog posts and for going quiet on social media recently. I've had a lot of Uni work to do, and while I often wish it was the other way round, Uni has to take precedence over blogging (soooo inconvenient!). Things have quietened down a bit now though so I can catch up! I feel awful though because I'm a finalist in The Bloggers' Lounge Blogger of the Year Awards (please vote!) and I've been such a bad blogger over the last few weeks! Anyway, for December I have planned some Christmas nail art tutorials, some swatches that I haven't managed to post yet, and I'm also going to throw in a few lifestyle posts with days out, DIY Christmas decorations, and maybe some baking. Exciting!

So, my first post for December is a nail art tutorial! This cute little Robin is fairly easy to do and only requires a few colours and tools. 

I have used all Barry M Nail Paints for this design; Coco, Copa Cabana, Matt White, and Black. I also used a small brush (or you can use a dotting tool). I think this design would look great on shorter nails! My nails are quite long so I have done the design on the lower half of them.

I did have a more complicated version of this design with wings and more details but the tutorial became too long and it was difficult to show you what I was trying to do. In January I'm going to start doing tutorial videos on YouTube so I can show you how to do more intricate designs as it will be easier for me to explain each step (I'm working on a video for the Autumn Mosaic design that a lot of you requested a tutorial for at the moment!).

I would pair this little Robin with Mustard, Chilli, Cardamom, and Coco from Barry M's AW14 Gelly range wearing a different one on each nail (a bit like this) and using the Robin as an accent nail. How would you wear it?

I hope you like the tutorial! I'd love to see your recreations so tag me in your Tweets/Instagram posts or leave me a link to your blog post below :)

Keep checking back for more Christmas nail art tutorials and if you have any requests then let me know!


  1. That is such an adorable mani! Thank you for the tutorial, I will do this on one of my nails as a statement piece while leaving the rest normal. xx

    Reflection of Sanity

    1. Thank you! I'd love to see it when you've done it :) x

  2. Ha, they look really cool. Stephen :o)

  3. Omg so creaking cute!! Congrats btw on the blogger awards!! You deserved it xx

  4. This is cute ^^