Friday, 12 July 2013

Nonoo Resort 2014 Inspired Nail Art

Yesterday I was checking out the finalists for 2013's CDFA/Vogue Fashion Fund at Glamour.com and when I saw the lookbook image from Nonoo's Resort 2014 collection, my heart skipped a beat. As we all know, I have a weakness for stripes, gradients and anything blue so within seconds I'd decided that it was going on my nails!

Image source: Nonoo.com


I'm going to try a new way of writing out the steps I took today. I'm hoping a broken down step-by-step is going to be easier to follow than the regular massive paragraph of description!

1. I used a base of Barry M White and a coat of No7 Stay Perfect Top Coat to make it dry a bit quicker.
2. Using a pair of tweezers, I placed striping tape across all of my nails nail where I wanted the white to peek through.
3. For the gradient, I used Barry M Grape, Sally Hansen Thinking of Blue, Sally Hansen Pacific Blue and Essie Bikini So Teeny in that order from cuticle to tip.
Instead of using my normal gradient technique, I painted the colours straight on to the sponge. I then dabbed it on to a sheet of plastic to blend the colours slightly before sponging it on to my nail, one nail at a time.
4. Straight after sponging on the gradient, I peeled the tape off my nail and moved on to the next.
5. Once it was all dry, I added two coats of No7 Stay Perfect Top Coat to smooth everything over.



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25 comments :

  1. This is so pretty! I love the colors too :)

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  2. I'm impressed...how you do it so perfectly that it looks??? <3

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  3. Lovely!

    regards from argentina,
    @lauritula

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  4. Loving it! I might try your technique in pink and orange and yellow! :) no way my stripes will be as neat as yours haha

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  5. That's very nice, gorgeous combo!

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  6. I love the comnbination of stripe and gradient, really have to try this

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  7. Lovely! So nautical and fresh! :D

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  8. Striping tape AND a gradient AND blue? It's you in manicure form!

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  9. Everything about this mani is perfect!

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  10. This is AMAZING! It is so summer time. And can be done in so many different color combos. I might have to breakdown and finally buy striping tape so I can do this mani.

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  11. Very pretty and I love the outfit as well!

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  12. Love it! Excellent description.

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  13. This turned out so good! I need to get myself some of the striping tape

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  14. This is really cute! I love striping, but I am getting really sick of cutting so much tape!

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  15. Wow, this is just such a nice look and matches the outfit perfectly!

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  16. Did this manicure get really thick? It looks gorgeous, if it did get thick you managed it wonderfully! Great job.

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  17. So beautiful Sammy! I'm in love!

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  18. Gorgeous manicure! I love the selection of blue shades - they all work so well together and really pop against the white base coat. Once again, an amazing job!

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  19. love it!!! looks amazing as usual!!!

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