Manicure Monday: 16th March

Mani Monday

Our TOP nail picks this week…

Happy Monday!

We are starting off with these gorgeous spring nails by Margaret, to create this simple but colourful mani start by painting nails with our UV glow nail varnish in Seance. Margaret used white acrylic paint for her petals, for the same detail use a dotting tool for this and finish by adding dots of nail varnishes in Gamma and Rare for the centres.



Sticking to the floral theme, Charlie painted this beautiful pastel manicure and opted for a matte finish which looks great! To recreate start by painting nails with nail varnish in Milf before adding the white petals, for this you could use our Precision Ink in Scribe for accurate detailing! Next, take nail varnish in Rare with a dotting tool or tooth pick for the centre of the nails and finally finish with a layer of Matte Top Coat for a smooth gloss-free finish!

Looking for some St Patrick’s Day nail inspiration? We have it covered! Amy created this green mani using UV glow nail varnish in Omen. To recreate a similar look try using our speckled nail varnish in Mottle (which is also our product of the month, learn more about them here) for a textured base coat and then using a thin brush such as our Fine Liner Brush paint down the centre of each nail using Omen.

The wonderful Mandy created this patterned mani by hand, as she does all her designs! Using nail varnish in Noble and a white varnish, begin to paint layers and plotting patterns using just the two colours with a dotting tool. Look how intricate layering varnishes can appear!

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Claire created this vibrant look using a range of our colours. Begin by painting a rainbow gradient, some of the colours Claire used for this look include: Collide (bright neon pink), Rare (bright neon yellow) and Prosperity (rich purple) along with some now discontinued shades. Claire used a stamp for the black detail over the top, alternatively you could try using our Precision Ink in Abyss to draw your own pattern.
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I hope you’ve enjoyed this weeks Mani Monday post! Please send us in your pictures as always using #illamasqua on Twitter and Instagram or send to us on Facebook.

Have a great week!



Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

Writer and expert