Agate Nail Art Tutorial

Happy Thursday! We almost made it!!! 🙂

I’m bringing you another 2017 nail trend today!

I am LOVING all manicures that somehow relate back to nature (read: stars, galaxy, cacti, etc.) and I had to try out this agate trend. Crystals are having a major moment, and nail art is no exception here.

Agate Nail Art

This art was actually pretty simple to execute, and it really comes together once you layer the polish and seal it all in with a top coat, and add some glitter, of course.

Check out my tutorial below for the how to:

The colors I used are:

Pinky, Pointer, Thumb: OPI – Sapphire in the Snow

Middle & Ring Base – Essie Gel Couture – Turn ‘N Pose

Agate (starting from the middle & moving out):

Essie – Blanc

Essie – St Lucia Lilac

Essie – Shade On

Glitter – Amazon

Top Coat – Seche Vete

Thanks so much for reading! Stay tuned for more tutorials ❤️

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Colorblocking Trend & Nail Tutorial

Happy Monday, guys!

Yesterday, I did some research on the top nail art trends for 2017, and I’ve got to say, I’m loving what I see.

There’s colorblocking, graphic french manicures, and cuticle embellishments. Mostly, there’s minimalistic artwork, which is right up my alley!

Last week, I tried out an ombré French look (check it out here), and this week I’m trying out some colorblocking! I also just got a tripod to start taking videos of my manicures. I’m sharing a little tutorial of this look below. I love watching videos like these personally, I think they’re mesmerizing 🙂

Let me know what you think about this look & if you’re interested in seeing any other trends via video as well!

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Be sure to follow along for the latest manicures @karanailedit and for the latest food I’m making (which is a lot 😉 ) @karacrevier.

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Festive Cactus Nails

Festive Cactus Manicure

Hi guys,

I love love love celebrating holidays on my nails.

You know, I didn’t dress up for Halloween, but I painted a black cat on my nails, so I think that sufficed.

I have been busy testing out some holiday & winter & Christmas-themed nail art ideas this week. As you may know, I live in Texas, so I pretty much had to start out with a Festive Cactus manicure. I mean, if I had a yard, I would totally decorate my saguaros like this too.

Festive Cactus Nail Art

 

I was pleasantly surprised at how simple it was to paint a cactus on my nails. It just takes a steady hand, and a little patience to perfect.

Lets get into it:

FestiveCactus Manicure
I used these nail art polishes to achieve this look.
  • Draw a line where you want your cactus to be. Draw over it a few times to get the thickness that you want.

Festive Cactus Manicure

  • Add two small “swooshes” on both sides of the cactus. Try to make one arm slightly higher than the other one. See the image for an idea.

Festive Cactus Manicure

  • Draw tiny black lines in a zig-zag pattern on the main stalk of the cactus, these are the rope for the lights. Using a small dotting tool, or toothpick, add tiny dots along the “rope” to act as the lights. You can use whatever color suits your fancy here, and I definitely suggest adding some glitter for some pizzazz.

Festive Cactus Manicure

Finish your design with a topcoat to seal in the design.

Festive Cactus Manicure

 

Thank you all for checking out my post. I hope you try it out and tag my in a picture if you do at @karanailedit on Instagram! Be sure to follow along for more nail art ideas & musings.

Stay tuned for more festive art work coming very very soon…

Happy Holidays!

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