Yeahh…it’s spring. Time for brushing up and showing off some nail art designs. Without further detail, here are some scans from a Nail Art magazine from Asia. Don’t worry if you can’t read Chinese or Japanese because the tutorial is pretty straightforward.
To celebrate spring, we’ll give away 2 nail art books for 2 lucky winners. It’s easy to enter the raffle. Read the details after these photos. Note, the books are different from the magazine where these scans come from.
So what do you think? I hope you like the designs as much as I do. Please enter the raffle below.
Must be a follower of Esther’s Nail Center page or blog to win. Must be 18 years of age or older, or you must have your parent’s permission to enter. This giveaway is open internationally, and closes on 04/14/2013. The winner will have 48 hours after being contacted to claim their prize, after which a new winner will be chosen.
I know it’s been a while but I just found about this nail art technique recently (sorry for the slow update :-)): Water Marbling.
With water-marbling, you use water and some nail polish with different colors to create the tie-dyed, marble nails. Check out this blog: My Smple Little Pleasure (where the photo comes from). She makes great posts about this nail art design plus video tutorial for every design she makes. That’s why I like it.
Here are some nail art designs from a Chinese nail art magazine dated a few years ago. They may be too fancy for some of us but definitely worth looking for inspirations.
These nail art designs use a lot of nail art gems like rhinestones, beads, glitters, flat shapes, and pearls. So they are perfect for those who have shaky hands but have patience. For flowers or lace you can use nail stickers instead of painting on your own for easy application.
Once in a while we’ll post a picture of a cute, pretty, neat, beautiful nail art design from around the internet. This time is the ‘MAC Quite Cute Nail Art‘ by Silence is Loud blog. Click the link to see more photos.
I happened to visit another wonderful nail art blog called Nailside. Jane, the nail artist, is very creative in using tape to create wonderful nail art designs. On her blog you can see what she can do with tape manicure and also a few tutorial on how to do it your own.
Basically, with just regular stationery tape and creativity you can turn your nail into this:
Curious on how she did it? Visit her blog and read the tutorial (on the top menu click the tutorial tab)
Almost wedding season and I thought to post something about wedding nail art for some inspiration. I know that nails have become another important part you can’t ignore for the big day.
French manicure and classic pink or natural colors are popular choices. But if you think you want something beyond the ordinary, you may want to check some wedding nail designs below.
The nail art photos below are from an asian nail art magazine I bought last year and scanned. Click to enlarge. Just ignore the words. I don’t understand them either :-). I hope you like it as much as I do, though I won’t wear them for my wedding (I have passed that moment :-)).
So what do you think about these wedding nail art? Like it or hate it? Feel free to leave me your comment.
I just found a nail art blog that I am so sure to keep it in my bookmarks. Prettyfulz (http://prettyfulz.blogspot.com) is a very talented nail artist with beautiful nail designs. I’d like to post one of her nail art design here, the Chanel nail art design and video tutorial using Chanel logo nail decal.
I love to see this tutorial for Reverse French Manicure from The Cherry Blossom Girl blog, because it’s so classy, chic, seems easy and the photos are beautiful. So I think you should check it out. I put the final photo here so you can see what I am talking about.