Sunday, 7 August 2011

fancy tips

I am no nail art expert and rarely stretch to anything fancy on my fingers; I am a paint 'n go kinda gal, but following the No.7 nail art event I attended a few months ago, I decided to become a bit more experimental. These tips may look fancy but they were ridiculously quick and easy to execute, and almost 100% fool-proof.


GOLDEN PYRAMIDS
Base coat - Eyeko Pastel Polish
Tips - No.7 Hot to Trot



COSMIC CURVES
Base coat - Eyeko Pastel Polish
Tips - GOSH Holographic

I used the below manicure guide stickers to achieve the above looks. We received these at the event but unfortunately I am not sure exactly where they came from. However, I have investigated and if you search for 'nail guide stickers' on eBay, there are hundreds of different styles that pop up.
Simply paint your nails with your chosen base colour. Now the important part is to wait until they are completely dry before applying the stickers. If the varnish is even slightly tacky, it will come off as you remove the sticker. Equally, once you have positioned your stickers and painted the tips, ensure this layer of polish is completely dry also before peeling the sticker away, otherwise the line won't be sharp.




Providing you make sure the varnish is totally dry at both these stages - this technique is really easy, very effective and opens up endless possibilities. I am already mentally creating my next colour combination.


What do you think?
Is this something you would try?

56 comments:

Nicole - Top To Toe said...

I love the Gosh holo tips with the blue base, looks amazing, well done x

Louise said...

love the one with the gosh holo tips wish my nails were long enough to try that x

Twiggs said...

gorgeous I'm loving your nails they look fab!! xx

Faye said...

Love it xx

shanice said...

They look lovely!x

Danielle said...

Lovely! The Gosh tips look fab.

Claire said...

Gorgeous, I am definitely going to try this, although the last time I did something like this the tape ripped off the whole base colour :(.

CHUCK said...

those nails look amazing! xox

Ashley said...

Loving "Cosmic Curves"! That's gorgeous!

France baby said...

Like it :)
France baby fashion

Chuui said...

The gosh holographic looks amazing with eyeko pastel polish!:) X

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Daisy said...

Oh wow, these are so pretty!

chelsea.jade said...

Love these!! Will have to try them out! :)

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Gem said...

Wow! These look stunning! I'm definitely going to try the 2nd look tonight :)

Gem x
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Temporary:Secretary said...

So pretty xxxx

eileen said...

love this i would try it !love your blog!
made my first blog too

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Kaysbeautyblog said...

I love the holographic effect, using nail guides is so a bright idea, so simple but your nails look so polished, excuse the pun!

Natalie said...

They look really nice :o)
I love the GOSH Holographic nail polish...Its soo eye catching!

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Krissy ~ said...

aww your nails are real cute!
Krissy xoxo

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Aysh said...

These look stunning Milly! I actually have some of these & would never have thought to use them in this way so thank you so much for sharing :) Oooh I'm itching to try them now! lol! By the way, am wearing GOSH Holo at the mo too ;) Love it!

Love Aysh xoxo

Sia said...

I want this! xoxo

ChellsieB said...

omgomgomg these looks absolutly AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
so neat and professional!!!! I'm literally on ebay now hunting down some nail guide stickers!!!
xxxx

Cloie Elizabeth said...

I love the first one!! Don't think I've even seen anything like this before, definitely going to have to get something similar to these stickers and give this a go. Love the colour combo's too! xx

Charlotte Biggs said...

Love the gosh nail polish, but i can never stop mine from chipping!! x
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Miss Delirium said...

Fancy tips:) Loving that gold color:)

Gwen said...

Beautiful! xx

whatemilydidnext said...

These are amazing! I especially love the gold pyramid tips. This may be an incentive to grow my nails, so I can do something like this.

Carrie said...

I love the golden tips. So cute.
I might have to steal this idea from you! :D

:)
Carrie
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rae-kw said...

These nail combos look lovely. I'm useless when it comes to my nails but you make this sound so easy, I'll have to give it a go :) X

Emma said...

I love the gold tips, they look amazing! Definitely going to try this.

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Irishenchantment said...

these are gorgeous i love the holo!

shel xx

xiyin. said...

so gorgeous! the colour pairings are perfect.

i just found your blog btw, im hooked! you have a new follower :)

x

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LJ x said...

Love them! So pretty.xx

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LJ x said...

Love them! So pretty.xx

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MissMathful said...

i really wish i had managed to get hold of the GOSH holographic :(

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ella belle said...

gorgeous! a great bit of inspiration for me as i am growing mine xx
Ella @ Belle Vintage

Kerrymarie said...

ohh lovely :)

TheOtherSideofCool said...

the shiny tips look gorge- I will definitely be trying this out! xx

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Jennifer - NennyLou said...

I love the Eyeko Pastel Polish with the gold pyramids. I love those kinds of colours together, so beautiful! xoxo
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Claire said...

Such a fab, fun look! Love the colours together too! You promised to do mine missy... ;) xx

taffetaramblings said...

love these especially the gold tips. foolproof you say...might have to attempt it!x

FromGemWithLove said...

Love the silver, they are amazing Mills!! Thanks for the tips xx

COLORVIBE said...

Love the cosmic curves! The silver is soooo pretty!

Carly x
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a.j.b said...

These designs are absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the colours of the tips. Enjoying reading your blog as usual :)

jonesyxoxo said...

I LOVE the GOSH nail varnish, I have that and it is amazing haha. I've never thought of doing it sideways on the nail, very clever! I like the new craze of painting your ring finger and different colour, thats cool you should try it, I've done it in a recent post on my blog ! xo

Computergirl said...

These are so pretty :) Thanks for sharing, I feel inspired! Emma xx

ashleighjoan said...

hot to trot is gorgeous!

Saskia the Style Fairy said...

your nails look wicked, i am dying to try this x

Jane said...

wow, these look amazing, I love the top set especially. The colours go great together

x

Daruha said...

fantastic!

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wardrobeblock said...

I'm so getting into nail art and this is ANOTHER thing I need to try :)

Charlee said...

These are really cute looks, the colours match perfectly.

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x

Lauren said...

This looks really good but simple to do xx

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Jillian said...

cute color combinations :)
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tennille said...

ohh, lusting over the silver and blue! looks amazing xo

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