Friday, 20 April 2012

Retro Nail Art Design

Here is another really easy nail art design that adds a little 'Funk' to your everyday look. Follow the tutorial video by Indigonova1 below.

What you will need: A base coat, Any colour polish as your base colour, black nail polish/acrylic paint, White nail polish/acrylic paint, A dotting tool, Striper brush/polish and A top coat. 

Dotting Tool: If you do not have a dotting tool you can make your own. Visit my Minnie Mouse nail art post and view the dotting tool tutorial by 'Cutepolish' there.

Nail Art Stripers: I have a nail art brush set so i didnt need to go find stripers. I was, however, very excited to see a whole range of Art Deco Stripers by L.A.Colors at Dischem. They are only R29.99 a bottle and they are an absolute must in any nail polish collection, especially the glittered ones! Here is a picture of what the stand looks like so pop into your nearest Dischem to find them.
L.A.Colors Nail Art Deco by Dischem

This is what i used:

The look on my nails:
Tutorial by Indigonova1 on YouTube

You can mix and match different colours to suit your style. You can even do your lines and dots different colours. Just be careful with this design when it comes to drying time. If you don't let the layers dry properly before you apply the next one it will smudge and crease. I prefer using acrylic paints because they dry way faster than nail polish. You can find Reeves acrylic paints at C.N.A or any craft shop for about R85-R90 for a tray of small tubes.

If you would like to get the same blue as in the video then i would suggest using Tip Top's Astronaut. Its almost the same blue. 

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Miss Claira-Bella

Xoxo