I saw these nails on wah's instagram and have been meaning to try them for ages. I recently broke a few of my nails and this is a design that doesn't require super long talons and it's great for disguising uneven nails.. phew!



start off with a white base coat, I've used models own coconut cream* which is a gorgeous off white shade and smells like coconut (wowzers!!)


grab a few bright colours from your nail polish collection- I've used primary shades for mine. 

next use the nail polish brush to gently stroke on a sweep of colour, you want rough edges to emphasize the brush strokes which is easiest to achieve if your brush is slightly dry- don't load it up with colour or you'll end up with a big round blob!


once this is all dried you finish off with random black uneven brush strokes, I've used the striping brush from my rio pens* so I could emphasise the rough edges. I've used these pens for a few years now and really recommend them, this neon set is available here and you get six pens in various shades which is a great set for anyone starting out in nail art! the other set I own is the classic set which has been a favourite also due to the colour selection.


once your black polish had dried seal everything with topcoat! 

this is a really easy nail art as there's no real rules you can add as much or as little as you fancy!

do you like it?

caroline x


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48 comments

  1. These look amazing Caroline. Definitely need to try these out to disguise my poor broken nails. Decorating and moving house does not agree with a beautiful manicure!

    Jegz xo http://jegz-loves-tea.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. oh moving house trashed my poor nails- feel your pain haha!! :) xx

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  2. The best nail art I've seen in so long! Will have to try these. x

    Danielle
    danielletc.com

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  3. These look fun, I like that you can be a bit messy with them and care free :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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    1. yes- messy is good- makes a nice change haha :) x

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  4. I absolutely love this! Definitely the next design I'm painting on my nails.

    LIVE . IN . LOVE

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  5. Oh wow, these just look stunning x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. Dear, your blog is amazing! i’m impressed by your design & photos!
    and you outfits deserve separate attention!
    everything is magnificent!

    would you like to follow each other?

    will be happy to see you in my blog)
    www.dianacloudlet.com

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  7. These look ah mah zingggggg!! Will have to try it out!

    Charlotte // www.thegoodowl.co.uk

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  8. Looks awesome! I definitely need to try this nail art

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  9. I like it! Such a simple manicure but looks so chic.

    xx
    http://felishmichelle.blogspot.com

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  10. wow these look so cute! and they sound so simple to do as well defo going to give this a go xx

    ~ VISUALCANDY INC.

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  11. This is so cool! I'll definitely have to give it a go. xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. thanks celina- tag me if you put them up- would love to see them :) xx

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  12. This looks so simple that I think even I can do it! Love your nail tutorials!
    Sophie
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    1. score! thanks so much sophie!! :) xx

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  13. Love this! So simple and chic. Definitely going to try it out for my weekend nails :) xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle & Fashion

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  14. Great post! Really nice effect! :)

    Style Sunrise

    :)
    x

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  15. Love this- might give it a go with pastel shades since I am loving them everywhere except my clothing! even me, cack handed Chloe should be able to manage this!

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  16. This is such a great idea! I may have to give it a go :)

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  17. This looks so awesome! I'm so bad at nail art, mine would not turn out as well as yours!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. haha you can't go wrong I promise ;) xx

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  18. i LOVE these! definitely giving them a go!

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  19. I love love love these, nail art I can do!

    Maria xxx

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    1. haha so glad to hear that rascal :) xx

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  20. Ohhhhhhh dear! These are such lovely nail art designs! I would love to try them and keep them in one collection so I could check on them back when I want too. Please dear, please allow me to include them on my Pinterest board for nail designs. :) <3 Loving them much :D Actually until now I am just still trying the basic nail art and I find people like you so talented to be able to do wonderful stuffs like this :) cheeeeeers!! xoxo!
    http://meowchie.snydle.com/nail-art-designs.html

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    1. ah thanks you- you can pin them from here if you like! :) xx

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  21. Such a good idea, this has def inspired me for my saturday mani xxx

    abambilegsblog.blogspot.co.uk

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