Festival Nails Tutorials

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I've teamed up with Hannah from Midnight Violets (if you haven't seen her blog, do it now, I love reading her What's New On The Highstreet! series) to give you few make up, nails, hairstyle and beauty tips for the current festival season. Today I am tackling some nail art and tutorials to have your talons perfect and ready for partying - whether in sunshine or rain.

High street is full of fruity prints and accessories this season, so why not to commit to the trend in a cheaper way - by putting some fruits on your nails? I've chosen watermelon, because I simply love the contrast of the colours, but you can easily go for strawberry, orange or lemon. Another idea is to do one accent nail or mix them up. I used Essie Peach Daiquiri as a base, then followed up with darker and lighter greens - Barry M Spring Green and Essie The More The Merrier respectively - to draw edges. The look was completed with some black seeds using Models OWN Nail Art Pen in Black.

I think it is definitely my favourite from the bunch although you need some steady hands and precision to get ideal effect. I used new summer release from Essie - Urban Jungle as a base and then followed up with few different nail polish shades. I am loving the pastels so I've chosen Essie Lilacism and iconic Mint Candy Apple. I also used Illamasqua Swinger as a gold to add a little bit of sparkle, but you can also use some other glitter nail polish. My trusty Models OWN Nail Art Pen in Black once again came to my rescue and I used it to draw few lines and designs. 

I love the look of ombré nails, but they are quite a process to paint and perfect. Ever since I've attended Maybelline New York Nail Art Master Class, I am always using cheap eyeshadow applicators to help the process and merge the two shades together. I've read that the most popular ombré nail look at Coachella was inspired by sunset colours, so I decided to recreate something similar. I've used Essie Too Too Hot as a base and then applied Essie Sunday Funday. To add some a little bit of sparkle I used Barry M Textured Nail Effects in Lady on my tips.

Which design is your favourite?


  1. The tribal print and fruity nail art are my favourite! However, I suck at doing designs on my nails so I'm gonna have to cross my fingers for this one!

    Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - fashion, beauty + lifestyle

  2. Lovely nail art :) My favorite is the fruity nail art. xo's

    Pink Frenzy

  3. I love all the designs, but the watermelon is just SO cute!
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  4. The watermelon print is my favourite! I need to get my hands on Essie Peach Daiquiri, it's such a pretty summer shade x


  5. Your Watermelon nails are definitely my favourite!

  6. I love the tribal print! x