Looks

Samantha’s Mid-Week Nail Inspiration: Bold Patterns and Textures

You may have seen on today’s email that I created two brand new nail art looks around the theme of bold patterns and textures. The first look I created features an ombre effect on the base, with Swarm over the top to add texture to the nail. The second look is a monochrome bold pattern with a black glitter varnish on the base and fine white swirl detailing.

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As always, I have put together a step-by-step guide as to how I created these looks and what products I used, so if you want to find out – keep reading!

ombre

ombre 2

 Step 1: Paint all nails in two coats of Nail Varnish in Loella and leave to dry completely.

Step 2: Using Nail Varnish in Lament , brush onto a small sponge and create an ombre effect over each nail.

Step 3: Next take Nail Varnish in Swarm and layer this evenly over each nail.

Step 4: Finally paint all nails in a layer of Top Coat and leave to dry completely.

ombre Textured

swirl

swirl 2

 Step 1: Paint all nails in two coats of Nail Varnish in Creator and leave to dry.

Step 2: Using Precision Ink in Scribe, create swirls on the tip of the index & ring fingers. Also add swirls all over the three other nails.

Step 3: Again using Precision Ink in Scribe, add small dots where there are any gaps on the nail.

Step 4: Finally paint all nails in a layer of Top Coat and leave to dry completely.

swirls

I hope you have enjoyed these mini nail art tutorials! Let me know what you think of the two looks I created!  I would also love to see if you recreate these looks, or any other nail art yourselves! Share your images and thoughts with me through #Illamasqua on Instagram, @Illamasqua on Twitter or post on our Facebook Wall.

Happy Nail Art-ing!

Sam x



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Govinder Rayt

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