Monday, 10 November 2014

Going Retro

This awesome retro look was inspired by @mireieta_nails on Instagram, this is such a cute nail account and she deserves way more followers! I made a few adjustments to the design but the credit really belongs to Mireia. 

I fell in love with this 80's look as soon as I saw it and knew I would have to recreate. My version uses Models Own - Misty Grey as a base, with highlights of Models Own - Shades and Barry M - Bikini*. I almost went full neon with the highlights but decided to tone it down a little, it is winter now after all. I love how well Bikini* and Shades work together and really complement the grey base. 

To create the design I used my white Barry M nail art pen to draw on thick, angled, stripes across the nail. I also added the dots at this stage. I then used a small brush to add colour onto the white stripes, leaving alternate edges white to give the shadow effect, Lastly I added a matte top coat. I actually think this design would have looked better with a gloss top coat but didn't want to battle with the glare of using inside lighting!

This is such a cool design, I really hope one of my friends takes a fancy to it so I have an excuse to try it again, hint hint...


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