Thursday, 29 May 2014

Contemporary Flowers in a Garden Nail Art

My latest video was inspired by some kitchen roll of all things!   It's by Plenty and has a whimsical flower design on it.  I thought it was cute and was inspired to try it out myself with a couple of changes, and I really like the modern, spring look.

Modern Flowers Spring Nail Art by ArcadiaNailArt

I used acrylic paints, a striper brush, dotting tool and detail brush.

Watch the video tutorial HERE or click the video below.

Sunday, 18 May 2014

3 Striping Tape Nail Art Designs

I've been playing around with striping tape for my latest video, making 3 designs using a cheap set I bought from Ebay.

Chic Office Friendly Striping Tape Nails

2 designs have accent nails to reduce the amount of 'tape placing' you've gotta do, and the final one is a smart look with rhinestones.

Elegant Dark Striping Tape Nails, ArcadiaNailArt

It's fiddly stuff but the crisp geometric lines it creates are awesome!

Fun Colorful Nails using Striping Tape

Learn how to create them by watching the video HERE or clicking below :)

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Piglet Nail Art

My second ever video on my nail art channel was a Winnie the Pooh collaboration with IHaveACupcake and ProfessionalDQ.  While they created Eeyore and Winnie, I made Piglet nails which filled me with dread as faces are not my strong point!

Piglet, Winnie The Pooh Nail Art

I ended up being quite proud of the end result, you can see how it all came together in the video HERE or click below.

Arcadia  xx

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Leopard Print Half Moon Nail Art

I uploaded a new video a couple of days ago showing how to combine 2 classic nail art designs, leopard print and half moon manicures.

Half Moon Leopard Print Nails

The result was chic and elegant, check it out by clicking HERE or watching the video below :)

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Quick Yellow Feather & Flakies Nails

Every springtime I get the urge to wear yellow polish, bright and cheerful and whocaresifitdoesn'tsuitmyskintoneI'mwearingitanyway  xD

I bought Barry M's Lemon Ice Cream a couple of years ago and I love the shade, it's not too chalky and is easier to wear than a lot of yellows.  However it isn't opaque enough, it takes 5 coats on it's own so I thought I'd try wearing it over a failed yellow from my collection, China Glaze Lemon Fizz.

Yellow Polish Nails Feathers Stickers BornPrettyStore

Lemon Fizz doesn't suit my skin as much and is streaky, but it's more opaque than the Barry I tried 2 coats of Lemon Fizz with 1 coat of Barry M over the top and it was okay but still a little patchy :(

It looks like next time I'll just have to try either 2 coats of Lemon Fizz then 2 of LIC, or lump it and go with the 5 coats of Barry to cover the slight patchiness I decided to add a little art.

Yellow Polish Nails Feathers Stickers BornPrettyStore

First off, some BornPrettyStore feather water decals that go really nicely with the yellow, then a layer of flakie polish from the same store (I bought both myself, this weren't provided for review).

Flakies are a hard to find but much loved effect for me so I'm in love with this polish, it's called Sweet Color Number 1 and is a multi coloured flaky, not just a red/green that other brands have made.

Yellow Polish Nails Feathers Stickers BornPrettyStore

I ended up loving this manicure, bright and fresh and perfect for the season...if only it hadn't rained the entire time I wore it :(

See ya next time

Arcadia  xx

Friday, 2 May 2014

Textured Shattered Stars Collection by Illamasqua

It's good to be doing another swatch video again, I really enjoy showing you guys some beautiful polishes!

Illamasqua Nail Varnish, Marquise, Fire Rose and Trilliant

The Shattered Stars collection by Illamasqua is the subject of my latest video, a trio of textured polishes by my favourite high end brand that don't disappoint.

They cover well in 2 coats, dry quickly, and of course you've got the fab Illamasqua brush which makes it easy to shape a nice curve at the cuticles (for me anyway).

Trilliant is a chic taupe that's very flattering.

Trilliant by Illamasqua Nail Varnish

Trilliant by Illamasqua Nail Varnish

Marquise is a vibrant orange jelly with fine glitter and is almost neon.

Marquise by Illamasqua, Shattered Stars Nail Varnish

Marquise by Illamasqua, Shattered Stars Nail Varnish

Fire Rose is a sophisticated pink with silver hexagons.

Fire Rose by Illamasqua, Shattered Stars Nail Varnish

Fire Rose by Illamasqua, Shattered Stars Nail Varnish

You can watch the video to see application and learn more HERE


Arcadia  xx

(products provided for review)