Monday, 28 July 2014

Wallpaper Nails

Essie's Cocktail Bling is one of my favourite grey polishes. The formula is gorgeous and the curved polish brush makes it so easy to apply. I've used it so much I'm almost out, which is difficult to do when you have as many polishes as we do!

I've seen this traditional pattern used in nail art quite a few times on Instagram - although I can't remember who the artists were any more sorry. I created the pattern using a dotting tool. The white shapes are just four large interconnected dots. Using a dotting tool helps to get them evenly sized and shaped, but you could do it by hand if you prefer. I then added the same shape inside the first ones, using a smaller dotting tool. I used grey for four nails and then chose Maybelline - Electric Yellow for an accent nail. Yellow and grey are beautiful together, I almost regret not using yellow centres on every nail!

I topped this design with Essie - Matte About You top coat to give it a smooth matte finish. I don't know about you, but the matte finish makes it look a little bit like wallpaper to me!

This pattern translates perfectly into nail art and is remarkably simple to achieve, although you do need some patience - lots of dotting! This design is really wearable and slightly more sophisticated than some of our other manis, even though it does look a little like wallpaper!



  1. These are fab! So do you dot the four white dots to create the shape then dot four grey ones on the top to just create the outline?


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