Friday, 21 February 2014

LFW Inspired Nail Art: Louise Alsop

Louise Alsop is a designer that's pretty new to the scene and she had a slot at London Fashion Week in the Fashion East show. A few of her designs caught my eye as being perfect for a nail art adaptation. I really loved the effect of the grungy black and white, geometric patterns contrasted with the floaty mint green pieces.

I used Barry M Meadow for the glimmery mint and set down Barry M White as the base for the nail art.

To create the tiled effect, I placed striping tape where I wanted the white lines to show through.

Using a nail art brush, I mixed Barry M White, Rimmel Grey Matter and W7 Black in varying quantities to create all the different shades of grey one shade at a time. I then used the nail art brush to paint each shade on to my nails, staying in the lines!

As soon as I was done, I peeled off the tape to reveal the perfectly crisp lines underneath.

It's all finished with two coats of Glisten and Glow HK Girl.

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  1. Great inspiration! It translated so well on your nails :)

  2. Really nice job with the inspiration!

  3. MISSION: Must buy Barry M. I think one of my friends is in the UK so I hope she can bring some back... I quite like the finish on these and you've featured them a few times! They look like they would feel soft and cashmere-y haha

  4. I love this one! Beautiful combination of grey colors! :)

  5. What a nice idea! I love the pattern and the greys and mint together too :)

  6. I love how you take inspiration from fashion and translate it to a mani. Plus that Barry M color is fabulous. Great as always!

  7. Very nice nails! I love it! If you think visit my blog because I'm making nails, too. I would like to know your opinion! ^^ Have a nice day!
    Salut, Kera

  8. That's a great look Sammy! And your tape is soooo neat!

  9. hi I love your work , and your nails always look amazing =)
    can you please tell me what photoshop do you use to make watermark round your nail?
    thank you <3

  10. These design is great! I love the contrast between the mint and the greys! :)

  11. I love it! And I love how you are constantly drawing inspiration from fashion.

  12. Love it so much! I love the mint with the greys; so pretty together!

  13. Hi again! Well, let me say to you that I really love your blog! I don't know how i meet it, but was a good discover! I'm getting starting in the nails blog's world and you give me too much help. I saw your first post only for curiosity and i don't believe it, your nails were like the mines! I have a little blog, but I started it only a week ago and I haven any follower yet but... I had read what you say about the starters blogs and bloggers and you really encourage me!
    In other kind of thinks... I really like your jobs with your nails ^w^ Thanks for this brilliant blog!

    By the by, i'm spanish girl, sorry if my english is not good enought .



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