Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Dreamy Pastel Nails





The above photos don't do these nails justice! They are beautifully dreamy, pastel-soft feminine creations and are so easy to do. Start with a white base, I used OPI's Alpine Snow (two coats.) Using pieces of sponge, dab on a pale pink/lilac shade, I used Model Own's Utopia. Cover about two thirds of your nail. I then lightly sponged on a purple shade I bought from Claire's and added a touch of Pale Blue by Barry M to the tips.

When sponging, paint the tip of your sponge with the nail polish, then dab lightly on to a piece of paper to remove excess polish. Use pale pastel shades to achieve this look - or bright acid shades for a bold design. 
Finish off with a clear top coat while the polish is still a little wet, this will blend the colours together and leave a high shine finish. I used OPI's Nail Envy which means my polish will last much longer without chipping. 

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12 comments

  1. Really lovely nails! I'd love to be able to do that, they're so unique!

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  2. Such a lovely look, and it sounds so easy too! I might have to try it out xxx

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  3. Waa these look amazing Gwen! Definitely going to give these a whirl when I have some time (:

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  4. Love it!

    http://ladybug4sunflower.blogspot.com/

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  5. Oooh, love these pastel nails! I'm definitely trying these this weekend :)
    Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.trendyteal.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks for the great nail design! I'll need to try these ASAP!

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  7. Love these! I'm in love with all things pastel at the moment <3
    Following! :)

    Ellen xx

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  8. I love your pictures! What camera and lens are you using? I'm using Canon eos 600d and 50 mm lens. :)

    If you like fashion and DIY'S check my DIY Jeffrey Campbell's "Tick" stutted wedges tutorial

    Here:
    http://searchingforlbd.blogspot.com/2012/02/diy-jeffrey-campbell-tick-studded.html

    xx Heidi

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    1. I'm using a Nikon D3000 with a standard 18-55mm lens here. But I've recently fallen in love with a 50mm lens!

      Your diy wedges are amazing!
      xx

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