Thursday, 29 May 2014

Peppermint Stained Glass

After a spate of floral designs, I'm back on a geometric kick again! When working on my Geometric Tips mani recently I wondered why not use that same design over the whole nail, to create a stained glass effect. 

To create this design I used three polishes; Rimmel - Nymph* and Peppermint*, Nicole by O.P.I - Yoga-Then-Yogurt* and a Barry M nail art pen. Peppermint is one of my all time fave minty shades, and the new Nymph is a slightly darker turquoise, I'm pretty sure Rimmel made them to be used in nail art together!!



This is pretty high up in my favourite nail art creations. Part of the reason I love it so much is how simple it was to create, there are really only three steps to it!

1. Apply two coats of white polish - let it dry.
2. Draw a series of triangles onto your nail in a random pattern using a nail art pen. Make sure you draw around the outer edge too.
3. Fill in a few triangles with mint and turquoise polish using a small brush.

You might want to neaten up the black lines if you've run over on any bits, and don't forget to seal it all in with top coat! I know we say things are simple all the time, but it always amazes me when I see how easy complicated designs seem when you break them down into stages. We are completely self taught, and if we can do it, so can you!!

We absolutely love seeing your nail art, especially if we've inspired you. Leave us some links or tweet us a pic @dahlia_nails

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  1. These look so cool! Love geometric nail art at the moment :) xx

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    1. Jo's a little bit obsessed with geometric prints too so expect to see more on here in the coming months. E&J.xx

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  2. This looks great! I loved the design when you did it on the tips of your nails but I love it even more on all of your nails! The turquoise nail polish you've used is such a nice colour - I definitely think I'll have to buy it! :)

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    1. We think it looks pretty good all over the nail too. It might have been a bit much using the neon all over but with the turquoise it looks classic. E&J.xx

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  3. These are gorgeous! I'm really keen to try this design! :)

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    1. You should! Let us see the results - leave a link or pic on Twitter or IG. Or leave a link back on here. We love when people try our designs. Exciting! E&J.xx

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