Friday, 16 January 2015

3 More Easy Striping Tape Nail Art Designs!

Hi guys!  Long time no see :)

I've been experimenting with striping tape again trying to find simple yet effective ways to make new designs.  They're perfect for beginners and don't forget that striping tape is easily found on ebay and amazon.

Striping Tape Nail Art by ArcadiaNailArt

Take a look at my new video and learn how to create each of these 3 looks at home!

Arcadia  xx

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Witch's Brew Halloween Nail Art Design

Halloween is nearly here and one of the more original designs that I've made for the season is my witch's brew tutorial, a gruesome but kinda cute potion of glitter, spiders and eyeballs that's pretty simple to create.

Witch's Potion Easy Halloween Nails on Short Nails with Eyeballs

I did this when my nails were really short, so it works for all lengths of nail. Take a look in the video tutorial below!

Arcadia  xx

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Easy Halloween Pumpkin Water Marble Nail Art on Short Nails

As Halloween is nearly here I thought I'd highlight my previous halloween nail art tutorials from the archives, starting with a water marble!

Halloween Nails, Pumpkin Water Marble on Short Nails

Don't be daunted, it's a very simple water marble that only takes a few drops of polish, finished off with an easy, evil pumpkin face.  My favourite Halloween movie is The Nightmare Before Christmas and I tried to evoke the curled hillside that Jack stands on with the curl in the water marble.  I think I nailed it on my index finger!  Fail on the other 2 tho lol.

China Glaze is always my go to water marble brand, and I used 2 of their polishes in this design. Papaya Punch, and Midnight Kiss, along with Wet n Wild Black Creme.

Learn how to create the look in the video HERE, or below!

Happy Halloween!

Arcadia  xx

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Vintage Vampire, Abstract Cobweb and Frankenstein's Monster Halloween Nail Art!

It's nearly October and you know what that means!  Yep!  Trying to invent some kind of halloween nail art that no one has ever done before.  Great.

I think that's pretty much impossible, for me anyways, so instead I did my versions of vampire, zombie/frankenstein and spider nails.  They range from easy to advanced in skill level and showcase different nail shapes too as I've been enjoying almond shaped nails recently.

Vampire Halloween Nails by ArcadiaNailArt

Frankenstein's Monster Nail Art by ArcadiaNailArt

Cobweb Spider Nails for Halloween by ArcadiaNailArt

Learn how to paint them in the video tutorial HERE, or click below.  All items used are listed in the description of the video!

Arcadia  xx

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Illamasqua Melange - Swatch and Review

It's a long time since I've done a swatch post here on my blog so when Illamasqua sent me their latest from the new 'Once' collection I couldn't resist sharing with you.
Once is a vintage inspired collection with a 'modern vital spirit' and includes a beautiful jade green polish named Melange.

Jade Green Foiled Nail Polish by Illamasqua, Melange

I would describe it as a dusky jade green filled with foiled flecks of gold and copper that shine like embers in the sunlight.

Jade Green Foiled Nail Polish by Illamasqua, Melange

Melange applies in 2 easy coats, and all the photos are without topcoat. You can find the collection at (they have free UK shipping).

Jade Green Foiled Nail Polish by Illamasqua, Melange

Thank you for stopping by,

Arcadia   xx

Illamasqua sent me the polish with no obligation to review, all the opinions are my own and this post is not sponsored.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

3 Easy Dotting Tool Nail Art Designs For Beginners

The '3 designs in 1' videos I started making a few months back have been really well received so I thought I'd try another filled with designs made with only a dotting tool.

A monochrome gradient, a dotted ombre, and simple dotted lace make up 3 easy designs that even a beginner can have a go at.

Nail Art For Beginners, Easy Dotting Tool Tutorial

All the items used are listed in the description box of the video, I hope you enjoy it.
You can watch the video HERE, or click below!

Arcadia  xx

Friday, 8 August 2014

Steampunk Nail Art! Vintage Cogs, Gears and Chains

Steampunk nails have been on my to-do list for a very long time, it's only now that I was able to come up with a design I was happy with. Sadly it was SUPER hard to capture in a photo, after 70-80 shots I gave up trying to find one that truly conveyed the final design, so to see an accurate portrayal watch the close up shot at the end of the video :)

Here are a couple of not so great photos -

Vintage Steampunk Nails

Vintage Steampunk Nails

You can watch the video HERE or click below!

Arcadia  xx