Monday, 4 August 2014

Summer Nail Art

Today I'd like to show you how to create this summer nail art. I'm really sorry that I completely forgot to take a picture of the finished design with a topcoat to blur the change of colour and to even out the surface.

What I used:
Base coat: Dikla express nail strengthener
Base colour: Maybelline super stay 7 days gel nail colour in "hot salsa"
Additional colours: Misslyn 674 and essence multi dimension without a name or number, duh…
top coat: maybelline super stay etc. in "crystal clear"
…a nail art brush or a toothpick
…and a sponge

mixing the colour

Step 1: Prep your nails as always and add a base coat. Apply the base colour you chose, in my case "hot salsa". This is a great summer colour and I love the formula of these maybelline nail polishes. 

Step 2: Choose a colour you like or mix some nail polishes together as I did for the actual design. Start off with drawing a spiral a tad left from the centre of the nail you want the design on. I used my nail art brush but it works with a toothpick too. Then add the "sunrays"by painting a gently curved line with another tiny spiral at the end. Make sure every sunray faces the same direction. I tried to add dimension to the "sun" by outlining the inner part of the sunray with the glittery white from essence. On the other side of each sunray I added 3-4 dots.

Step 3: If you're patient enough you can do the design on each nail. My patience is very limited so I decided to do an ombré design on the rest of my nails. If you don't know how to do that, check out this tutorial. The first colour I used was the one I mixed before, later on I added some of the Misslyn 674.

Step 4: Apply a topcoat and you're good to go.

I hope you like this easy nail design and let me know if you've seen a nail design you'd like a tutorial on. I'd do my best to recreate it. 



  1. So pretty Cheryl! The nail art is v pretty but honestly Hot Salsa looks gorgeous on your nails even all on its own! :) I don't think I'm patient enough to even do this much lol.

    1. Thank you Dee! Hot salsa is definitely a keeper, I would highly recommend the maybelline gel nail color range if you haven't tried it yet ;-)

  2. Very pretty! You did a great job.

  3. That nail art is super pretty.. i have never been into nail art but offlate i am trying it

    1. Thanks! It's way easier than it looks, just take your time and I'm sure the results will be great :-) Thank you for leaving the link, I'll gladly cheek out your website :)

  4. Oh this is so nice. Your so talented!

    1. Thank you :) I'm sure you can do that as well!

  5. This looks great, will have to try that:)

    1. Thanks! I would love to see a picture :-)

  6. This looks super bright and hot.. Good job! :)


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