Today is a very special day! It’s International Nail Art Tuesday.
Since I’ve started started my nail art obsession, I’ve been lucky enough to become part of a truly inspiring nail art community that lives its life through social media. Pictures get shared, featured, and commented on, bringing joy and success to all those who take part in the nailart community. There are so many interesting and talented artists to meet all over the world (the advantages of modern technology and social media) I wanted to highlight their talent and introduce them to you.
Today is the first day of nailthataccent’s International Nail Art Tuesday where I bring to you a guest blog post and some incredible nail art from nail artists and bloggers from around the world. Being Canadian, the first month of features for December will be CANADA where each week (two this week, since I missed last week) Tuesday will feature an incredibly talented nail artist from Canada. Next month will feature another country, and so on.
Without further ado, I bring to you Kristin. I’ve followed her blog and instagram for while and have always been in awe of her gorgeous long and perfect nails and her incredible photography skills at capturing her nail art. It goes without saying that her talent is beyond amazing. Over to you Kristin.
My name is Kristin, and I am the nail artist and writer of the blog Lacquerstyle. I was so excited when Lindsay asked me to write a guest blog post; I’m still fairly new to blogging, and this is my first ever guest post!
Lindsay mentioned that she wanted the theme of the post to be about my “favorites”, so immediately I thought holographic, but then I figured I might as well go all out and add one of my favorite techniques, gradients!
With the two combined, I ended up with this really eye-catching gradient using three Color Clubs, which are some of my favorite holographic polishes in my collection. The price point is great, and they have a strong linear holographic effect.
Color Club Miss Bliss, Eternal Beauty, and Over the Moon
I started with one coat of Color Club Miss Bliss as my base. To create the gradient, I painted Miss Bliss, Eternal Beauty, and Over the Moon directly onto a cosmetic sponge, and sponged lightly. Gradients are always so elegant and beautiful to look at, but with the addition of holographic polishes the effect is just amazing!
For my accent nail, I used another technique I love, plastic wrap “sponging” (I actually have a few tutorials for this technique on YouTube). With the same base (Color Club Miss Bliss), I “sponged” on Eternal Beauty with the plastic wrap, then again with Over the Moon. You get a cool sort of tie-dyed effect, and it adds a bit of interest when a holo can be kind of boring in dull lighting.
I hope you all enjoyed this look, and thank you for reading! 🙂
Thanks Kristin! This look is gorgeous, I’m definitely going to have to try it. Something tells me that it’s not going to look quite so gorgeous on my nubs!
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