How to Create Summer 2012 Fashion Nails 💅☀

by Hina Ansari

Beautiful & elegant nails with a bit of sass added in.

Supplies

  • 2x coloured nail varnish
  • Clear top coat varnish
  • Nail file
  • Cellotape
  • Black nail art pen
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    I am using topshop an illamasqua nail varnish. Nail art pens are easy to get.

    Step 2

    Also get some cello tape ready.

    Step 3

    File each nail into a point. This can take a while but the results are worth it.

    Step 4

    Final result of filing. Pointed, rounded and clean!

    Step 5

    First coat of the lilac varnish. Make sure the application is thin and even.

    Step 6

    Make sure paint it to the edges an near your cuticle.

    Step 7

    Second coat of lilac. Done be scared to really slap it on.

    Step 8

    Take a piece of cells tape and stick it to your hand a few times so it looses a bit of the stick. This way it won't damage the polish underneath.

    Step 9

    Stick it on your nail leaving a third of the nail uncovered. Make sure the line is straight.

    Step 10

    All nails done and your ready to paint.

    Step 11

    Paint a good lashing of the natural varnish. Making sure to not go under the cello tape.

    Step 12

    Once completely dry carefully take off the tape.

    Step 13

    One nail done!

    Step 14

    Repeat repeat!

    Step 15

    Beaut

    Step 16

    Now for the tricky part.

    Step 17

    Draw a line in between the two colours. Make it consistent and straight

    Step 18

    Add triangles or whatever shapes/patterns!

    Step 19

    I've added dots to the other side!

    Step 20

    Almost done

    Step 21

    Give each nail a good coating of clear polish to make sure it lasts and has a lovely finish!

    Step 22

    All done! Use whatever colours or designs you want and enjoy.