Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Neon on Nude - Simple Office Friendly NOTD

Here we have the Neon on Nude How To, as promised over on Facebook. You'll see how absolutely simple this look is to achieve and hopefully give it a shot yourself.

Step 1: What you'll need:

  • Polishes = bronze, nude, 2 brights and a white
  • Dotting tool (a hair clip/bobby pin or opened paperclip will suffice)
  • A paperclip for larger petals (optional)
  • A matte topcoat
Step 2: Start with two coats of your base colour (Sally Hansen Café Au Lait for me)

Step 3: Using your dotting tool, place your bronze (Angelica Heirloom) flower centres on your nail beds. I went with a mixture of numbers on each to make a unique pattern. 

Step 4: Again with the cleaned dotting tool, start to place small dots around each of your green flowers (Essence Lime Up).

Step 5: Using both the dotting tool and a paper clip repeat Step 4 using your second bright colour (China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy). The paperclip creates larger petals as needed. 

Step 6: With the dotting tool place white (Seche Porcelain) dots on the outline of the flowers. This will be a random design, depending on the size of your petals but aim for curves. A swish of matte topcoat (H&M) and you're done!

As you can see from the header picture, the designs of my flowers and petals are in no way perfect and I think that adds to the charm of this mani.

Just be sure that your choice of colours are a bright contrast to your base colour and you really can't go wrong.

Think you might try them out?


Anonymous said...

So pretty, love it!

Sue Jordan said...

Aw, Thanks :)

Chris said...

I wish I had the patience for nail art. I love this look!

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