Category Archives: Nail Art

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Cartoon Nail Art Tutorial

Hello Lacquer Lovers! Today I have a super cute nail art tutorial for you: Cartoon Nails! It is so cute and it’s the perfect way to get those cartoon inspired nails. The best part is that this look can be achieved in three painless steps! You will need some supplies before we can begin! – Base color; I… Read More »

French Tips vs Half Moon vs Ruffian

The realm of nail art terms can be intimidating, but luckily for you, we’re here to help you find your way! Today we’ll be showing you the difference between french tips, half moon and ruffian nails. French Tips A french tip (or french manicure) is where just the tips of your nails are a different colour. Traditionally, this… Read More »

Introduction to Freehand Striping

Striping is a really simple way to create an impact on your nails. All you need is a striping brush and a relatively steady hand….Simple! What tools do I use? The easiest way to paint freehand stripes is to use a striping brush, which is a paintbrush with long thin bristles. You can buy striping brushes cheaply on ebay,… Read More »

Nail Art Tutorial: Pigment Nails

“Pigment nails??” I hear you say – yes you heard right. When I say ‘pigment’, I am referring to the same loose eyeshadow pigments you use for your eye makeup. Well the buck doesn’t just stop there, it can also be used on your nails to create a very unique one-off look. You can pick up loose eyeshadow… Read More »

Aussie Nails Monday: Candy

This week for Aussie Nails Monday, some delicious-looking nails were rocked by the lovely ANM ladies. Theresa’s edible (yes, real 100s and 1000s!) freckle nails: Super cute 3D candy nails by Brie: Awesome licorice all sorts by Tracy: Yummy M&Ms by Jess: Have you ever rocked some nail art good enough to eat?!

Introduction to Dotting Tools

Whether you are new to the nail world or are a seasoned pro, if you’re interested in nail art there are several tools that are essential to have in your kit. Today I’m going to introduce you to one of the most common nail art tools, the dotting tool. What is a dotting tool? At the risk of… Read More »

Blue Nails for Autism Round Up

You might have noticed a slew of blue manicures around the internet nail world recently – this is in honour of Autism Awareness Month, which started on the first of April. 1 in 100 people suffer from some form of autism, and many around them feel its effects. As well as nail painting this month, there are nail-related… Read More »

Sponged Glitter Gradient Tutorial

Today I am going to be using 4 of my Illamasqua polishes to do a gradient with glitter tips tutorial. I learnt this off Sam who runs The Nailasaurus blog. Her nail art and tutorials are amazing, go check them out! First off we need to pick our colours! I grabbed Illamasqua ‘Throb’ a blood red, ‘Boosh’ a… Read More »

Nail art tutorial: Drag Marble

Hi! Brie here, (aka @strawbrie on Instagram). I’ve got a simple pictorial to share with you today which uses the “Drag Marbling” technique. What is drag marbling? Drag marbling is a method of dragging a pattern through polish while it’s still wet on your nails. There are many designs you can try, but today I’ll be explaining how… Read More »