I haven’t posted some fun nail art since Easter! Which is a tad crazy, but let me fill you in on WHY before I get into how to do this wonderful summertime nail art.
For the past little bit, my nails have been awful. Peeling, brittle, and just not growing. Even if they did grow, they broke very easily. It was quite awful, especially considering how much I love nail art. The good news is that my nails are back on track! I essentially just stopped painting them 3 times a week, and I’ve been using the Sally Hansen Diamond Strength as a base. That stuff is seriously amazing. Makes my nails SO strong. I’m very excited that my nails are back to normal, and that I can now start posting more nail art (just less frequently so I don’t destroy them again haha).
Back to this manicure…
If you read my blog at all, you know that my favourite Konad plate is m57. Between the leopard print and the lace, this plate gets used probably 80% of the time I do my nails. Of course, this means that my nail art gets a little boring so I try to find new ways to use this plate. I decided to only do two accent nails with the leopard print, and make it a little summer-y.
The pink polish is Butter London Primrose Hill Picnic, and the mint is Essie Mint Candy Apple. Once completely dry I applied the leopard print stamp using Konad black stamping polish. Then I filled in a few of the spots with a white and pink striper.
It’s that easy folks.
The weatherman was calling for over 10cm of snow last weekend, and thankfully we didn’t see a single flake! To celebrate I decided to do a VERY bright manicure!
To get this look I painted each nail a different bright colour. For reference I used these China Glaze polishes:
- Pink: Shocking Pink
- Orange/Yellow: Sun Worshipper
- Green: Celtic Sun
- White: White on White
- Purple: Spontaneous
Once that was dry I used my favourite Konad image plate – m57! I randomly filled in the leopard spots using a white, pink and purple striper. It takes some patience to do this on your non-dominant hand. I tend to do this hand first when I have the most patience!
Finish it off with your favourite top coat and you’re all ready for Summer to get here!
I had originally seen part of this look on Pinterest – and immediately needed it on my nails!
The version on Pinterest uses the lace design on plate m57 (which is my all time favourite Konad plate. If you ever want to give Konad a try I recommend picking up this plate first!). You’ll notice that one nail has a larger lace design, they just stamped the lace pattern twice!
I wanted something just a little different…
I painted my nails with Essie Peach Daiquiri, and once dry I stamped the lace design on a little bit of an angle across 8 of my nails. For my last 2 nails I used the leopard and lace design from plate m50. Very simple, yet elegant!
This is another fun gradient design I whipped up last week! It works just like the Multicoloured Leopard Print Nail Art I showed you, except you’re going vertically across your nail instead of diagonally.
For this look I used:
Once your nails are perfectly dry, you’re going to use the Konad m67 plate (if you haven’t noticed this is one of my favourites!), and your black stamping polish to stamp on the tiger print. Finish it off with your favourite top coat (or even a gold glitter top coat) and you’re done!
Today I’m going to share one of my favourite nail art designs!
To create this look you’re going to paint your nails 4 different colours. For the above look I used:
Then you will use Konad plate m57, and stamp with black stamping polish. Finish with a top coat and your done!
If you’d like a step by step tutorial, Say Anything Brooke has a great one on her YouTube Channel.