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nail art: sweet florals

Nails for this week is this sweet candylicious floral look from Chalkboard Nails. I really liked the colours and design for this so I copied that look and made a tutorial for you guys :D 

I used a soft metallic pink - it actually looks silver with a tiny hint of pink, pretty pretty - a light pink for the floral base, a darker/hot pink for the floral outline, dark mint green (instead of light mint green as used by chalkboard nails), yellow and black. 


So, paint your nails two or three coats of the metallic pink for the base colour. You can use a light beige, nude or light grey too. Those would be nice as well.Then, use your light pink polish to make irregular circles for the flowers. Concentrate them towards the sides of your nail rather than in the center. Using your red/dark pink polish and toothpick, make some outlines for the flower. I did three strokes for the outer petals and two or three smaller strokes for the inner petals. The strokes do not need to be neat and straight, in fact…

nail art: sweet bits ice cream drip nails

I've always wanted to try out this drip nail art thing because they look so fun and yummy. But they look a tad bit hard because to make it nice, you really have to know how to draw that drip part nicely. I still need a bit of practice, as you can see. 


I used a blue nail polish with confetti from etude house. It's part of some ice cream series I guess since the bottle is shaped like one. It's cute, but it's actually not very nice to use because the colour pigments don't spread well. Otherwise, it dries pretty fast. As for the brown, choose something dark that looks like chocolate sauce, if you are aiming for this look. Other colours are fine too. There are some pretty cool combinations if you google them. I had to do 2 - 3 coats of base colour to hide the streaking and ensure that the colour was more opaque.For beginners, I suggest starting with a line of brown (I think I'm gonna call it chocolate sauce instead). It doesn't have to be straight. Then, make a …

diy: aztec tribal phone cover

I've always wanted to do aztec design for my nails, but it's quite hard to do those fine details with a nail polish brush. I knew you could use permanent marker but that is sort of cheating eh? Anyway, I was supposed to make Chen Xin a case for her future iphone 5, so I asked her what design she wanted and it was between aztec and chevron. I've seen a nice aztec design using sharpie markers here, but that required a little too many markers. I'm on a budget heh. So I bought these four colours, aqua, peach, turquoise (looks more blue to me) and plum from Times bookshop at Plaza Singapura for $1.30 each. The rest of the colours are nail polish, except for the black which is also a marker. As you can see, I used a lot of lines of varying thickness, intersected with some zig zags, triangles or circles. The patterns create a break between the solid colours and that is the trick.

I used a glossy cover but I think you're better off using a matte cover where the ink can clin…