Saturday, 19 October 2013

Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend

I have tried diamonds a few times since I had one in my first WAH Nails mani. However, I've never been very successful. The shape is so simple, so I couldn't understand why I was struggling so much.

My first WAH mani

I decided to give it a go with a silver filling, hoping this would make the diamond stand out a little more. I painted on the silver in a rough diamond shape using a small brush. Once this was dry I drew the detailing on with a black nail art pen. As I did this freehand the lines are a bit wobbly. You could get neater lines with a striper brush, but I was keen to keep them as thin as possible as this diamond is quite small due to my short little nails. 

To keep with the glitzy theme I added a second accent nail with a hint of Barry M - Amethyst, which is a gorgeous purply-silver glitter. I framed this in black vertical lines, and added horizontal lines in a fish bone effect. 

Due to the rather sparkly accent nails I stuck to a soft base colour for this mani, Barry M - Cappuccino which we have swatched here

Now I've conquered my diamond demons expect to see a few more popping up on here! How do you incorporate diamonds into your designs?



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