DIY:: Leopard Spotted Gold Nails

As promised, here is the tutorial for leopard spotted nail art as previously mentioned here. I love the gold base and it pairs perfectly with jewel toned clothing like burgundy and emerald greens. I’ve already gotten so many compliments on this manicure and I’m sure you will too!

Supplies:

  • Base coat (Deborah Lippmann – Turn back the Time)
  • Gold nail polish (Simons – Khaki Gold)
  • Black nail polish (InstaDri – Night Flight)
  • Pearly grey colour (the one in the picture I didn’t actually use because I couldn’t get the top off, I ended up using Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear in 11 – Lavender Envy)
  • Top coat
  • Dotting tool or toothpick

 

 

 

 

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Steps:

  1. Paint a base coat to protect your nails
  2. Apply two coats of gold nail polish
  3. Let the base colour dry a bit before continuing to the next step
  4. Take black nail polish and a dotting tool (toothpicks work as well) and draw leopard spots on your index, middle and pinky fingernails
  5. Take a pearly nude/gray colour and dot it in the centre of each leopard spot
  6. Let nails fully dry before putting on a top coat.

See my other nail art tutorials here! Let me know what kind of nail art tutorials you guys like and would like to see more of πŸ™‚

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Nail Inspiration :: Spot on Metallics

Two of my favourite trends for fall are metallics and jewel tones. Lets talk metallics, mixed metals are extrememly popular to accentuate an outfit, rose gold, gold, silver, gun metal, you name it! All stacked together or worn seperatly it adds a little glitz and glam to an outfit. So why not outfit your nails with some leopard spotted gold. I’m a huge sucker for leopard spotted accessories, it just scream fierce!

Nail art tutorial coming soon!

Image from Nail ’em Pretty

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NAILS | BURBERRY PLAID

Burberry is extremly well known for their iconic plaid pattern. Its a lovely design that’s been applied to bags, coats, and umbrellas, so why not your nails? I’ve done the Burberry pattern on my nails before but I though I’d put a twist on it this time. Usually I paint the lines directly onto my nails, with a lot of practice and patience I can say that I’m ambidextrious when it comes to nail art. But this time around, inspired by nail art stickers I thought, why not make nail art decals and apply it to the nails? Its an easy way to create your own nail strips and no worries if you mess up, just paint another!

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DIY Tutorial :: Metal Multistrand Bracelet

I haven’t put up a DIY tutorial in a while, so it felt like a good time to introduce to you the metal mutlistrand bracelet. Super quick to make, and depending on the materials you use it can be the perfect piece for summer or fall. For the summer bracelet I went with waxed cotton cord in a nice turquoise colour and for the fall, I switched it up with leather.

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Me and My Pink Hair!

First off, sorry for not blogging lately! Work got really hectic and now onto the rest:

No, I didn’t dye my hair.

It’s done with chalk pastels!

I’m in love with the ombre hair and dip dye trend. Its so pretty! But I’m very hesitant about dying my hair, especially since it’s so dark! I have jet black hair, as black as it can go! And while I love my black hair, sometimes I wish I had blonde hair, it would be so much easier to do semi-permanent dye jobs.

Hair chalking became really popular after Lauren Conrad posted a tutorial of it on her blog site. It’s a great and easy way to add a pop of colour in your hair for a day or two. Most people think it’s not possible to hair chalk dark hair, but it works, and quite well! Hair chalking will last until you wash it out. You can pick up chalk pastels at your local craft store in a variety of colours. I chose pink, purple and blue to create a ombre magenta effect and I LOVE IT! It’s so much fun!!! Perfect for summer and its perfect for a party I have tonight. I can’t wait to try this in a turquoise/blue/green colour palette.

Cheers,
Charlie

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NAILS | CONFETTI & BIRTHDAY PARTIES

Got a hot date or party this weekend? Confetti nail art is a good choice for fun and summery nails.

Nail art is the perfect accessory for your finger tips. It can add a bit of an edge, a pop of colour or just give your nails a little deserved attention.

This confetti nail art is super easy and all you need are an assortment of colourful nail polishes, dotting tool (you could just stick a pin into the back of a pencil, works the same), base coat and top coat. Super easy, just follow the steps after the break!

Cheers,
Charlie

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