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Two Spring Nail Ideas

Now, if you know me well, you will know that I love to paint my nails. I have over a 100 different nail polishes in multitudes of colours, shades and brands.

I quite often watch nail design tutorials and if I was a more talented nail artist I would have a go at my own tutorials, who knows maybe I will be brave and have a go in the near future.

As a happy medium, I thought I would share two similiar spring nail looks that I have been rocking recently.

I decided to paint each finger of one hand a different colour, I went with what I would call “Brights”, I picked out 5 very different colours as I wanted each nail to be obviously different. Each colour is a shade from Models Own, the website is currently down and has been since February but you can still buy them in Superdrugs and Bottleshops across the country. I hope they will be relaunching the website soon as I feel there are a few colours I am still to own.

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From left to right, the shades I used are: Festival – Green Fields, HyperGel – Loganberry, Sarong Wrap, Turquoise Sea, HyperGel – Pitch Purple. Sarong Wrap is a particularly gorgeous yellow that I adore. After prepping my nails, I used two coats of each colour. I decided to do two nails at a time, there was less of a chance of me making a massive mess this way.

After I did each pair of nails, I cleaned up my fingers (I have a tendency to paint quite alot of my finger). To clean, I use an old eyeliner brush that I dip in nail polish remover. This makes for pretty precise, easy clean up.

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For a really, really simple nail look to achieve, I think these look really effective. If like me, you don’t have the steadiest hands, this might be a good option for you!

So, you may have noticed that my second look is pretty similiar, it’s basically the first look, but with pastels!

As with the first look, I prepped my nails first and then painted each colour in pairs, cleaning as I went.

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The colours I used (again, all Models Own) from left to right are: Lilac Dream, Mint Icing, Peach Icing, Turquoise Sea and Pink Icing. You may have noticed that I used Turquoise Dream twice, unfortunately, I don’t actually own a blue pastel shade of nail polish (See, I told you I needed more nail polish!!), so I had to make do with the lightest blue I had. It doesn’t quite work as it is a little too deep, but it looks pretty good nonetheless.

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I used a 2 in 1 base and top coat by Collection 2000 which I love, it’s cheap and super versatile, I’ve used it on it’s own before and itIMG_0186 gives a nice, long-lasting shine.

Now that I’ve stuck my big toe in the cold water, with these two looks, I certainly might be diving into the nail design how-to-guide pool in the near future.

I think both of these looks are perfect for Spring and by using 5 different colours, who cares if your outfit doesn’t match!

Models Own polishes are lovely to use, they go on so smoothly, last pretty well and generally only ever need two coats for nice coverage.

Would you try out either of these nail looks? Let me know below!

 

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8 thoughts on “Two Spring Nail Ideas

  1. I absolutely love this post 🙂 I’ve been looking for some awesome Spring nail ideas and these two looks are so pretty! Wow! I wish I had a collection of 100 nail polishes! Those ‘brights’ are my favourite; I just love how vibrant the colours are! I’ve been wanting a nice yellow nail polish for ages, I hope I can find this one in my local stores! Ooo those pastel colours are really lovely 🙂 I pretty much now want every nail polish you’d featured on your post! haha thankyou for the tip about using an eyeliner brush to remove nail polish, it’s such a good idea. I’m so messy when I’m applying it 😀

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    1. Thank you! It took me ages to find a yellow that really smacked you in the face! Rimmel also do a nice bright yellow – check Boots out! I’m glad you liked my eyeliner brush tip! It is my saviour, I usually paint more of my finger than my nail!! X

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