6 September 2013

Friday Feature | Just Jess

Hello All 

. . . . .YAYYYYY it's Friday. . . . . .*whoop whoop* the weekend is almost here. I don't know about you, but I am looking forward to the 2 days to just chill and relax. Anyway Fridays mean one thing and one thing on on my blog at the moment . .Friday Feature, and today I have the lovely Jess from Just Jess guest blogging today. So here goes . . and I hope you enjoy the post.


Hello, Serenity of Beauty readers! I'm Jess and I blog over at Just Jess, but today the lovely Cas is letting me take over her blog as part of her Friday Feature series. I decided to share a nail art tutorial, so here is my guide to a rose nail art look - you could do this just on one nail like I have, as a cute accent, or on all your nails for full-on floral prettiness!
You'll need a base and top coat, plus a base colour, a green colour for leaves, and two similar colours for the roses - one needs to be darker than the other to add detail. I've gone with pink but you could use any colour you like; red, yellow, blue...

As always, start by applying a base coat to protect your nails and give your polish something to adhere to - I use OPI Nail Envy, but any decent base coat is fine!. Then, apply your chosen base colour; I used two coats of ELF's 'Mint Cream', but you can use any colour as long as you have a contrasting colour for your roses. Wait for the base colour to dry before moving onto the next step.

Next, use the lighter of your two "rose colours" and place a few random circles of polish onto your nail; how many depends on how long/wide your nails are and how big you want your roses. I used ELF's 'Berry Pink', and the circles don't need to be neat or regular. Again, you should wait for these to dry before moving onto the next step.
Using a fine nail art brush or a small nail art tool (a hair grip or toothpick would also work!) and the darker of your "rose colours", add some curved lines to the circles, to look like petals. I used 'Pomegranate' from Barry M's Gelly Hi-Shine range. Wipe your brush clean on a tissue. Finally, use your leaves colour and your brush to carefully paint on a couple of small triangle "leaves" for each rose. My "leaf colour" was 'Greenberry', also from the Gelly Hi-Shine range.
Finish the whole thing off with a coat of top coat for a smooth shiny finish and to seal your design in - I used Seche Vite as I'm impatient, but again any good top coat is fine.
I hope you've enjoyed my tutorial, I'd love to see how you get on if you decide to give it a go!
Jess xo
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  1. This looks great and really easy. It looks great on a blue background as well :)

    Water Painted Dreams

  2. Really like the nails



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