Here's the tutorial for the hodge splodge nail art I posted earlier in the week. It had a great response and 5 of you guessed my tool correctly - it was a toothbrush! Angie D, TheNailNut, Caitlin, TheBeauBow and Lisa all got it right... give yourselves a high five from me!
This is my entry to Money Supermarket's Money Smart Nail Art competition. I don't make any secret of the fact that I am a stingy SOB and I like to think myself a thrifty, bargain sniffing miss. For this criteria, I really wanted to create a tutorial for a nail art look that only used nail polish and tools that you would already have around the house, or that cost literally pennies to buy. It really doesn't get much more money smart than an 18p pack of toothbrushes. That's a quarter to my American friends.
The colours I'm using here are (l-r) China Glaze Sunday Funday, Barry M Greenberry, Barry M Blueberry and China Glaze Pink-ie Promise.
I got these toothbrushes from Tesco and for 18p! You can but cheap toothbrushes pretty much anywhere that sells toothbrushes but try to make sure you get ones where the bristles are all the same length.
Step 3. Carefully dab the brush down on to your nails to create your first splodges. Wait for them to dry before moving on.
Step 4. Apply more colours in the same way until you're happy with the look. Between each colour, you'll need to clean the toothbrush and wait for each layer to dry. You can clean the toothbrush by wiping it with a tissue or dipping it in to nail polish remover/acetone and drying on a cotton pad.
Step 5: The finished result might be a bit bumpy so apply a thick layer of your top coat.
Step 6: Finally, use a small paintbrush dipped in acetone or polish remover to clean up any of the bits that got around your nail and you're done!