Thursday, 6 November 2014

Mosaic Nail Art

Mosaic Nail Art

This nail look is one inspired by mosaics and is much easier to recreate than one would think, being one of my the few nail art looks where I've managed to get both hands near looking enough identical! However this certainly isn't a design to attempt when in a rush, requiring a fair bit of time and patience. By using different nail paints, for example glittery polishes or different shades of the same colour, a variety of different nail looks can be created with this technique.

  • Begin with the lightest colour nail polish as the base coat. Using a base colour ensures there are no gaps in the design. I chose to use Minty Maggie from the Fearne Perfectly Polished collection as it is one of my more opaque nail polishes. This meant I was able to use only one coat which is preferable as you will be layering other polishes on top.
  • Take the next lightest polish and make a few splodges on each nail. There is no technique for this as, being a mosaic inspired look, it is better for the patches of colour to look uneven.
  • Continue splodging different coloured polishes on your nails, leaving the darker colours until last to ensure that when the colours overlap, they do not show through. The shades I used are Barry M Gelly Green Berry, Barry M Gelly Berry, Fearne Rudi Red, and Fearne Attention Seeker.
  • Using a black nail art pen (I used the Barry M Felt Tip one which I find is the easiest to use), outline the shapes you have created. I also chose to draw a border around my nails but this nail art would look good with or without it.
  • Finish with a clear topcoat to seal the design and prevent chipping but be wary that some topcoats may smear the design. I like to use the Barry M 3 in 1 Basecoat, Topcoat, and Nail Hardener.
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  1. Wow! I can't believe you had the patience to do this! It looks great. I'd never manage this around my four kids!

  2. Awesome! I would never have the patience to do this. It looks beautiful! I really love that teal color.

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  3. These are so pretty. Looks like a stained glass window. I'd mess this up/get fed up halfway through lol xx

  4. Your nails looks gorgeous , I totally suck at nail art bleh
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  5. Oooh I love this post! - Although I never have the patience for nail art and I never let it dry properly and then it all smudges haha. You got the cutest blog design too :)

  6. I'm totally boring when it comes to my nails but these look absolutely fab! Well done you for having the patience :-) Ha. They're great!

  7. You are amazing! These are so pretty. Very talented.

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  8. Your nails look amazing, it must have taken you ages! xx


  9. ooh that's so pretty! love the shades

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  10. Oh wow this looks incredible I am super impressed with your nail art xx


  11. these look amazing seem so simple too! x

  12. I'm impressed with those lines, mine would be all wobbly and smudged!


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