Monday, 24 June 2013

Black and gold tutorials

Below are the tutorials for each of the black and gold looks from the Black and Gold post: http://prettifulblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/black-and-gold.html 

They are all really easy to do and don't take very long.


I haven't put the finished looks individually on this tutorial, as they are on the Black and Gold post here: http://prettifulblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/black-and-gold.html 


Step one for all nails is a base coat, and then the gold polish.


Your nails now look like this. You can decide to do one design on all your nails, or like me do different ones on each. 


Fanning:
This is the first time I have tried fanning. I used the black polish by Essence, and put a bit on a piece of foil. I then rubbed my fan brush in it, and then brushed it across my nails. I think with this look it is best to fan on more than one colour. Remember to seal your look with a top coat!

Will try it in the future and keep you posted :)




Sponging: 
This look is so easy to do and looks stunning in any colour combination. Different sponges give a different type of look. The sponge I used is part of an Essence kit. A denser foundation or make up sponge will give you less of a dotty look.

Use your nail polish brush, and paint a line of polish on the edge of your sponge as seen in the picture below. Start at the top of your nail and dab the painted end of the sponge gently onto your nail. Remember you want a fading look, so dab less and less toward your cuticle. Rather start with less colour, and you can always build it up.

Remember your top coat!




Caviar:
This caviar look is really easy to do, and because the beads are random, you don't have to worry about being precise. Paint your nail in black, and while your polish is still wet, dip half your nail into the tub of caviar beads. Then take a finger from your other hand and press it into the tub to pick up a few beads, press these onto the rest of your nail to give a fading look. Remember you have to be fairly quick, else the polish will dry and your beads wont stick very well.

You can gently press the beads to make them stick a little more. 

Remember this look doesn't need a top coat!




Below is a picture of my caviar nail when the beads fell off. I have done a post on how to do this.




Nail striping:
There are two ways to use striping tape, I will show you both ways in this tutorial.

The first way is to use the tape as the design. 

Select the colour of  the striping tape that you would like to use, in this case I chose the black. Cut strips of the tape and place them in any design on your nail. I did a fan type of look, but anything will work. Once you have completed your look, snip the edges to size, a nail clipper or cuticle cutter works best, as you can get close to the nail. The tape sticks quite nicely, but it is very important to put a top coat to seal it.

This look is very simple. Remember to let your nails dry completely before applying the tape. And if you misplace the tape on your nail, you can always peel it off and re-stick it.




Nail striping two:

This is the second way to use nail striping, by painting over the tape. 

In this case the colour of the tape doesn't matter as you are going to paint over it. Cut the striping tape and place them in any design on your dry nail. If you misplace the tape on your nail, you can always peel it off and re-stick it.Cut the tape longer than you need it, as you will have to peel it off later. Make sure the tape is completely  stuck down, and no polish will be able to seep under.

Next paint the black polish over the tape. Wait until this is completely dry, and then peel the tape off slowly, one stripe at a time. You need to start with the top tape, and work down in layers.

This look is very simple, but remember to let your nails dry completely before applying the tape and removing the tape. 

Finish off with a top coat!




Hope you enjoyed this 5 in 1 tutorial! 

Thanks for reading!

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2 Comments:

At 25 June 2013 at 18:28 , Blogger kristina elaine said...

I love the look of black and gold Caviar. I did it as an accent nail on NYE!

xx http://enzaessentials.wordpress.com

 
At 25 June 2013 at 20:27 , Blogger Prettiful said...

I love it too for a once off event, it never lasts very long though! :(

 

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Black and gold tutorials

Below are the tutorials for each of the black and gold looks from the Black and Gold post: http://prettifulblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/black-and-gold.html 

They are all really easy to do and don't take very long.


I haven't put the finished looks individually on this tutorial, as they are on the Black and Gold post here: http://prettifulblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/black-and-gold.html 


Step one for all nails is a base coat, and then the gold polish.


Your nails now look like this. You can decide to do one design on all your nails, or like me do different ones on each. 


Fanning:
This is the first time I have tried fanning. I used the black polish by Essence, and put a bit on a piece of foil. I then rubbed my fan brush in it, and then brushed it across my nails. I think with this look it is best to fan on more than one colour. Remember to seal your look with a top coat!

Will try it in the future and keep you posted :)




Sponging: 
This look is so easy to do and looks stunning in any colour combination. Different sponges give a different type of look. The sponge I used is part of an Essence kit. A denser foundation or make up sponge will give you less of a dotty look.

Use your nail polish brush, and paint a line of polish on the edge of your sponge as seen in the picture below. Start at the top of your nail and dab the painted end of the sponge gently onto your nail. Remember you want a fading look, so dab less and less toward your cuticle. Rather start with less colour, and you can always build it up.

Remember your top coat!




Caviar:
This caviar look is really easy to do, and because the beads are random, you don't have to worry about being precise. Paint your nail in black, and while your polish is still wet, dip half your nail into the tub of caviar beads. Then take a finger from your other hand and press it into the tub to pick up a few beads, press these onto the rest of your nail to give a fading look. Remember you have to be fairly quick, else the polish will dry and your beads wont stick very well.

You can gently press the beads to make them stick a little more. 

Remember this look doesn't need a top coat!




Below is a picture of my caviar nail when the beads fell off. I have done a post on how to do this.




Nail striping:
There are two ways to use striping tape, I will show you both ways in this tutorial.

The first way is to use the tape as the design. 

Select the colour of  the striping tape that you would like to use, in this case I chose the black. Cut strips of the tape and place them in any design on your nail. I did a fan type of look, but anything will work. Once you have completed your look, snip the edges to size, a nail clipper or cuticle cutter works best, as you can get close to the nail. The tape sticks quite nicely, but it is very important to put a top coat to seal it.

This look is very simple. Remember to let your nails dry completely before applying the tape. And if you misplace the tape on your nail, you can always peel it off and re-stick it.




Nail striping two:

This is the second way to use nail striping, by painting over the tape. 

In this case the colour of the tape doesn't matter as you are going to paint over it. Cut the striping tape and place them in any design on your dry nail. If you misplace the tape on your nail, you can always peel it off and re-stick it.Cut the tape longer than you need it, as you will have to peel it off later. Make sure the tape is completely  stuck down, and no polish will be able to seep under.

Next paint the black polish over the tape. Wait until this is completely dry, and then peel the tape off slowly, one stripe at a time. You need to start with the top tape, and work down in layers.

This look is very simple, but remember to let your nails dry completely before applying the tape and removing the tape. 

Finish off with a top coat!




Hope you enjoyed this 5 in 1 tutorial! 

Thanks for reading!

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