Monday, 28 September 2015

Mani Monday Barry M nail art

Those who have been following my blog from near the start, will remember I used to do blog posts featuring free nail art ideas. A couple of examples include nail art using sponges and nail art using feathers! My inspiration comes from my childhood, using sponges to paint pictures and using glue and feathers to create art as a child.

Barry M nail art

Another thing I did as a child was using paint with straws to create some fun patterns. I wondered if this would work on my nails, so I gave it a go! I got a normal drinking straw and cut it into 5. You will want small straw pieces which are about 2-3 inches in length. you will also need some newspaper or paper you do not mind being ruined, this will catch any nail varnish that misses your nails.

You will also need sellotape or vaseline. I used sellotape and cut 3 pieces off for each nail, the tape will stop nail varnish going around your nail for a cleaner finish. Vaseline can also be used, apply a generous layer around the nail, then any nail varnish can be removed easily with cotton pads.

Barry M nail paint

I am a big fan of Barry M as my collection may show, I always stock up when they have an offer on! I used the shades (left to right) matt white, bright red, spring green, yellow, blue grape and chameleon lilac to create this nail art, these are shown below.

Barry M nail paint

Firstly you will need to prepare your nails as normal, and apply a clear base coat. I decided to use a white background for my nails but you can use any colour, you will need to apply 2 thin layers, allowing time to dry. Once your nails are dry, you will need to put down paper that will protect your surfaces from the nail varnish. After this, you will need to use sellotape or vaseline around the nails, do all of your nails in one go. I would also recommend loosening the lids of the nail varnishes you will be using, I found it difficult to open the lids with wet nails I did not want to smudge!

Barry M nail art

Now all the preparation is done, it is time for the fun and very messy part! Use a nail varnish of your choice and coat one end of the straw. You then blow through the other end of the straw aiming for your nail, which should be placed over the paper. Keep going until you are happy with all of your nails, it does take a little bit of practise, but once you get the hang of it, it is a really fun way of making nail art!

Will you be trying this nail art? Let me know if you like it below!

8 comments:

  1. Love the design, barry m has to be my favourite =]

    emyii90.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I love Baryy M too! Thank you for reading! x

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  2. I lobe this - also love Barry M. The colours and texture of the polish are great for nail art! I've got all but 2 of the polishes you blogged about ahha:)
    http://spontaneousnails.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Oh really? How strange we have so many nail varnishes in common! x

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  3. This looks really pretty and original!

    Rachel | Beauty and the Bird

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  4. What a cool idea! I have not heard about this painting method, this weekend I will definitely try it out!

    Z ♥
    http://beautybyz.blogspot.se/

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