This Spring 2013, black and white is in! All over the catwalks and high streets, monochrome is the trend of the season so I thought I would carry the trend onto my nails.
I had a lot of fun doing these nails as I used a lot of new tools I haven't used before!
I used Barry M white and black polish for the base and also used the Barry M white and black crackle polish for my index fingers.
|Barry M crackle paints and Barry M nail colours|
For my dotty thumbs I used the thin nib on the model's own nail art pens, and the thin striper end for the french tip on my 'ring' fingers. I used some nail tape for the first time on my little fingers to create the straight stripes. I had a bit of trouble using it so filled in any problems with the little nib.
|Nail tape and model's own nail art pens|
Finally, my zebra print middle fingers were done using my new MoYou stamper set which I purchased at the Beauty Show a few weeks back. The kit included a black nail paint, the stamper, and 3 metal discs with a variety of patterns on them. This took a few goes and even then I am still not perfect at it, but it looks really cool and is something I want to practice! My kit is quite a high end one and I paid £22 for it and that was a bargain! I know that Claire's accessories do similar kits with one disc and the stamper for £9 so may be worth a purchase.
I used my Leighton Denney 'One For All' as my base and top coat, and finished with my Mavala quick dry oil.
*everything in this post I bought myself. The MoYou set, oil seal drier and Leighton Denney one for all polish, were at a discounted price due to the beauty show I attended.