a Sunday mish mash of triangles, dots, gradients and diamantes

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Morning!  Happy Sunday everyone!

After I tried out a couple of sets of checkerboard nails I decided to branch out and do a triangular design.  Basically this manicure is a mish mash of triangles, dots, gradients, diamantes.  There's not particular theme, just eye-catching patterns.  I really like this manicure, but again, it took berluddy ages!

For all the nails, I did a white basecoat, then various gradients using different mixes; grey/yellow, mint green/lilac, orange/red, pink,blue as I was itnerested to see how they'd come out, and they all work really well, so I think my technique has definitely improved here.

I then used a dotting tool to make various patterns on my nails, and then littered them with diamantes.

For the triangle pattern nails, I watied until they were completely dry and then wrapped a long piece of striping tape horizontally around and around my nail.  I then did some strips of tape diagonally at one angle, and then diagonally at the opposite angle, which formed the triangle spaces, which I then filled in using various colours and a dotting tool.

gradient nail art dotting triangle checkerboard nails

gradient nail art dotting triangle checkerboard nails

gradient nail art dotting triangle checkerboard nails

gradient nail art dotting triangle checkerboard nails

gradient nail art dotting triangle checkerboard nails

gradient nail art dotting triangle checkerboard nails

10 comments:

  1. Wow! These are amazing. I love the triangles and the orangey thumb the best.

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  2. Wow these look seriously time consuming but seriously amazing. I love that each nail is so different. Fantastic nail art :)

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  3. Omg this looks so tedious to do but SOO GORGEOUS <3

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  4. Thank you! It did take forever! But with the distraction of a few glasses of vino and the TV on in the background :partyanimal: it wasn't so bad and worth it for the results!

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  5. I LOVE them! You are mad though, I bet they took forever! :D

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    1. HOURS! And got steadily slower towards the end as I was starting to get a bit wineface-squinty :D

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  6. Oooooh I lurve this. Fistfull of gorgeous accent nails? Yes, please! I want tutorials on... well, all of them. ^^

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