Hello dolls!! Hope you're all happy and healthy on this lovely Tuesday. It's busier than ever on my end, so to keep things flowing smoothly, I'm going to implement a new blogging schedule for this second quarter of the year. My goal is to produce two blog posts a week, one focusing on makeup looks / tutorials and the other focusing on nails and/or fashion. This new set-up should organize my content and help you keep up and tune in on a more regulated basis. Make sure to follow me on Instagram & FB for sneak peeks, teasers and other content that doesn't make it on the blog. Today's Tuesday Trend is all about Spring Nails and how to incorporate Pastels into your nail art. Shall we get started? Let's go!
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Pastel Nail Art #1: "Sprouting Mint"
This fresh pink and mint combo is one of my favorites for Spring. For the base colors, I used two polishes from Essie Spring / Printemps 2014 Collection "Fashion Playground" (mint) and "Romper Room" (pink) and hand-painted either botanical or mod geometric designs on each nail. I kept the nail shape squoval (between square & oval) to emphasize the flowing lines of the nail art.
Products Used: All polishes from HB Beauty Bar (use code MARYAMNYC for 15% OFF)
- Essie Spring / Printemps 2014 Mini Cube Collection
- Nubar Nail Art Pens in:
- Gold Frost
- Green Frost
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Pastel Nail Art #2: "Pink-n-Gilded"
This delicate design for oval nails is super chic and feminine. I used Lauren B Beauty 5-free nail polish in "City of Angels" (a gorgeous opaque pale pink) for the base color and topped the polish with simple free-hand gold strokes on the accent nail and border-liner / French tip on the rest of the nails.
- Lauren B Beauty Nail Couture Polish in "City of Angels" (discovered in March's Glossybox)
- Nubar Nail Art Pen in Gold Frost
- Inglot glitter liner polish in 66 (holo gold glitter)
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
Pastel Nail Art #3: "Nairobi Blue"
If you watched the Oscars red carpet shows this season, then you already know the inspiration behind this soft, glamorous nail design: Lupita Nyong'o and her glorious Prada gown, which she proclaimed as "Nairobi Blue". For this design, I found an old polish in my stash that came closest to the color of Lupita's dress. To replicate the flowing pleats, I painted airy, silver strokes and added accents of silver glitter to match the accents on the gown.
Pastel Nail Art #4: "Lilac Love"
You've probably already seen this design in my older blog post, but I had to include it again, since it's so quintessentially pastel and spring-appropriate. The inspiration for this nail art came from Lancome's latest Spring polish collection and the star shade, Lilac Love. I used nail polish appliqués for two accent nails and decorated them with large iridescent round glitters.
- Lancome Vernis In Love Color Booster Undercoat
- Lancome Vernis In Love "Lilac Love"
- Lancome Vernis In Love "Crystal Quartz" Top Coat
- Incoco Garden Daydreams Collection Nail Polish Appliqués in "Tea Party"
- Born Pretty Store 1.5 mm round glitters
Sneak Peek of Next Post & Look, inspired by my Minty Fresh Nail Art :)
Smooches my beauties!!!