I have never been one to experiment with nail art – for one I don’t have a very steady hand, secondly I hate waiting for nails to dry and thrice because I wouldn’t know what to do! But after having attended an event with No7 for their new nail polishes I have been inspired!
At the event we were taught by Jamie Nunn, who is a nail artist to celebrities; he does the nails for the stars of the X Factor! We were given a nail wheel, some sponges, thin nail brushes, diamantes and polishes to experiment with and were taught how to do an antique marble like effect, basic stripes, how to achieve a matt effect with a topcoat (by basically using a sponge to apply the topcoat instead of the brush!) etc.
Once home I decided to experiment with a few of the polishes and this is what I created!
I’m so proud of myself! I decided to use the polish ‘So Simple’ which is a gorgeous nude all over the nail, paint the tips in a gorgeous gold shade called ‘Hot to trot’, and then on my ring finger I painted a leopard skin design! I love the colour scheme, the nude and gold work really well together. So Simple is now my favourite nude nail polish, I’ve been wearing it non stop.
Before the event Jamie Nunn created some simple designs so we were able to see some examples of the styles and effects we could create. I photographed all of them for you guys, below!
What’s your favourite nail art to do? Have you got any tips or examples to show me?
P.S I have a massive post coming soon with swatches of some of the new No7 nail polishes, keep an eye out!