As Nail That Accent works our way across the globe, we’ve met some pretty incredibly talented artists, wouldn’t you agree? International Nail Artist Feature has been a real hit, so we will continue to bring you weekly features from across the globe.
Today’s feature is an extremely talented and lovely young beauty from Germany – Alina. Alina has a way of working with simple colors (pinks, nudes, whites and golds) and creating something so chic and fashion-forward that she’s been featured all over social media by major fashion accounts. There’s a real talent in taking the simplicity out of extremely complex nail art and creating something that is so eye catching and trendy. Every time I see her designs, I always think A) how is this girl so young? and B) why didn’t I think of that? Alina’s designs have been re-created many, many and many more times. Over to you Alina 🙂
Hello lovely people!
I felt so honored when Nail That Accent asked me to write a guest post as a German expert (I don’t consider myself an expert though).
My name is Alina, I’m 19 years old and I’m living in Hanover, Germany. I have to admit, I have always loved nail polish. When I was in the fifth grade, I got my first bottle of polish. It was a light grey with a silver glitter and the sparkles just amazed me!
I was a little girl back then, so my mom told me that I was too young to wear nail polish on all my fingers, so I only painted my pinky on the left hand. I made sure the pinky made a statement, so It was always colorful and usually had glitter all over it. (I know it sounds weird, but I found it so pretty back then!)
As I grew older, I got into plain nails and (yes…) acrylics for years. In January 2012, I discovered the nail art community on Instagram and followed some amazingly talented artists and was in awe of their beautiful creations.
I thought to myself “hey girl, you can do this too!”
After a few months of experimentation I discovered my own “style” of nail art. I fell in love with all things pastel, pale, mostly pink and nudes. Still to this day though, I can never go without a glittery accent nail!
For nailthataccent.com I wanted to do a manicure which says “yep, this is Alina.” and because Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, I designed some Valentine’s Day nails:
I always prefer simple and elegant manis for myself, I just can’t go with something too spectacular even though I love it on other girls! This design is inspired by a Burberry blouse I saw on Victoria Beckham.
My favorite nail polish brand is OPI – the formula is fantastic, the brushes are perfect for an easy application and they last so long!
For this design, I used “my vampire is buff” (an incredibly gorgeous nude) and “my favorite ornament” (the name says it all!) on my accent nail.
For the little hearts I used a wet n wild polish called “french white creme”.
I used a dotting tool to place two dots side by side and took a thin brush to draw the point to create the hearts.
I finished it all with the HK girl top coat by glisten and glow.
Finally I wanted to share with you my favorite quote from Audrey Hepburn (this could have come from me as well).
Wow!!! I’m speechless Alina. As usual, such an amazing design, and learning about how you grew to love polish and only wore it on your pinky?! Hilarious. Thank you so much for your beautiful Valentine’s nails. These are just so stunning, as are you!
You can find Alina on Instagram to see her other infamous designs.
Until next time,