Friday, 21 March 2014

Speckled Aztec

I love the Models Own Speckled Egg collection. The colours are a beautiful mix of pastels, and the specks make your nails look like cute little mini eggs! As soon as I saw the collection I started planning nail art designs. 

I liked the idea of an all white design with peeks of colour showing through from underneath. To create this mani I started with a 'skittle mani' meaning I painted each nail a different colour. I used two coats of speckled egg on each nail to achieve a good colour density. Once this had dried I added two stripes of tape to each nail to mark out the central column. I then carefully filled each side with white polish. I used Models Own White Light Hypergel as it's quite thick so covered the black specks well. I did contemplate leaving it as it was, but couldn't resist adding a little Aztec into it to tie the two white sides together. For this I just used a nail art pen, but it wasn't behaving very well which is why the lines are irritatingly blotchy!


I'm really pleased with how this design looked once it was finished. I wasn't sure if the speckled effect would be very prominent but it really does shine through. I don't think I would have been so pleased had I just used plain polish. Another twist on this would be to create a base from sponging a few different colours together, maybe adding some brights in with the pastels.  

I love this look for summer, but it would work just as well with a black top coat, so I have a few wintery colour combos in mind too!

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  1. This looks great! I love how the speckled polish comes peeping through in the middle and how you used all different colours! Very fun :)

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    1. Thanks Robin, we thought it was perfect for a the first Friday in Spring. So glad you like it! Been looking at your blog over the last few days, love your work!! xx

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  2. These look super cute! The speckled egg collection is going on my wishlist now :)

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