Manicure Monday: 29th September 2014

Hello everyone!

Monday is upon us once again but that’s no need to be down! As always we’ve got your weekly dose of nail-art inspiration sorted!

Kicking off the manicures this week is this taped-to-perfection creation courtesy of Jillian on Instagram. She selected Monogamous and Collide for the mani and we love the colour combo together! Why not try using tape in your next manicure? As you can see, the result is super-effective!

br8kdwns monogamous collide

Mandy has gone all autumnal in her latest design and we love it! Boosh and Scarab contributed to this leafy nail-art as well as Geist, a UV glow polish. When recreating we’d suggest using a nail-art brush for precision.

boosh scarab geist

Allie used Melange as a base in her manicure and we love the way the gold glitters in the Nail Varnish compliment her choice of nail stamp. Have you tried nail stamps before? I don’t know about you but I’m certainly feeling inspired to try them after seeing Allie’s nails!

britnails.co.uk melange

A UV shade was used in this manicure by Laura! She used Ouija, a Nail Varnish that glows under UV light but is pretty bright without it too! Try recreating her zig-zag feature nails with Precision Inks in Abyss and Scribe but be sure to seal them with a Top Coat!

laublm ouija

The final manicure of the week is this cool blue camo design by Mylinh. We’d suggest recreating with the help of Cameo and Boosh. If you like the alternative take on camo print then why not try other colour combinations such as shades of purple? You could use Baptiste, Poke and Jo’mina!


So what do you think? Will you be recreating any of the above? We’d LOVE to see your versions so please share them with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #Illamasqua!

Have a fab week!



Govinder Rayt

Govinder Rayt

Writer and expert