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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Cross my Nails, and Hope to Die


When I thought this look up, I just thought it was perfect - because it's so simple, but so on trend right now. I'm really into my crosses, you may have seen my favourite double finger cross ring in a lot of my posts! I thought the black and white was a brilliant classic combo, but if you wanted to make it more Spring, you could easity swap the base colour from black to a lilac, mint green, lemon...

So basically, I applied one coat of black nail varnish, I used my cheap Wilkinson's £1 nail varnish - which dries super fast but chips off even quicker :/ I then took my favie, Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in white and drew a thick line down the centre of the nail, making sure I was going over evenly so the line was really bold. I then did the same with the horizontal line to create the cross. Then, repeated on each nail.

I learnt something about the Sally Hansen pen this time round. I have often found in the past that if you do not use a top coat with these pens, your design will basically wash a way as soon as you rinse you hands. However, I now realise why! This is for the purpose of trial and error. So, if you make a mistake, you can just dab it away with a small amount of nail varnish remover on tissue/cotton pad and redo with out having to take the whole nail off and start again! Amazing!!

But when you do apply your top coat, remember to wait until the nail pen is thoroughly dry - because the clear polish can just as easily smear the design away as well!!


Btw, I've uploaded a new youtube video on how I contour and highlight! Hope it's useful!

32 comments:

  1. I love the cross, i am too obsessed at the moment. Your nails are perfect, are they real?

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    1. Thanks! Yes they're mine. Although they don't look so nice without the nail varnish!

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  2. OOOOOOOOhhhhhh I love them. Guess what I'm gonna try tonight! x x

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  3. I love them, I really want to be more creative with my nails! x

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  4. this looks great! ill have to try it :)

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  5. Love them. I really want to get into this nail art business! xx

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  6. these are really cool, my nails are yet to return after I've nibbled them off, that's one of my bad habits! and unfortunate considering the amount of Barry M nail polish I own :) they really suit you! I've just got a bubblegum pink polish at the moment until they grow!

    xoxoxox

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  7. May well just try this design, I'm scared my crosses won't look as neat though!

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    1. I thought mine would be quite shakey, so I surprised myself with how well they came out!

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  8. Hi hun,
    Wish I had lovely nails like you!
    I've nominated you for a blog award over on my blog :)

    Ax

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  9. these look really neat, will definitely be trying this x

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  10. I'm always amazed at how steady some people are with nail art! I'd never get them that even!

    Lea x

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  11. beautiful nail art - I'm always amazed at the different things people do on their nails :)
    <3 Holz oxo

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  12. OH MY GOD I LOVE THESE!! What an amazing design xx

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  13. I LOVE these nails!:) would it be okay if I included them in an 'inspiration' post at some point? I'd link it back to your blog obviously!:)xo

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    1. Awh, of course, sounds lovely! Let me know when the post is up! :)

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    2. thanks so much!:) hopefully the post will be coming soon! of course I'll let you know!:)xo

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  14. They look amazing! So simple yet look so cool!!

    fashiontatt.blogspot.com

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  15. Simple but effective! will try this out for sure!

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  16. This looks fabulous, I'd love to give it a go.

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  17. these are actually amazing, I'm definitely going to do it when my nails grow back a little they're all chipped and stumpy now aha x

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  18. I love your nails! They're so cute, perfect for st georges day!

    dp
    x

    www.inanityandthegirl.com

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  19. I'm going to attempt these!
    Ashleigh x

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  20. Oh my god they are BEAUTIFUL xxxx

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    1. haha awwh thanks! Try it yourself, its easy!

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  21. Wow these look absolutely amazing! I adore them! They are so well done, so tempted to get a nail art pen now! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. In love with these, in fact I just bought my nail art pen because of this haha! :)
    x

    www.robynchloealexa.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. wow these look amazing, you make it seem super easy!!

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