Monday, November 2, 2009

Moga Brook Beauty

I was flipping through my Nail Venus book and got inspired by this particular set of nail art:

Creator was listed as Moga.Brook Beauty Stuidio (not a spelling error!) hence the cute name =)

Bottles used for today's nails (left to right):
b.pretty Silver Stars (pedi),
Etude House Mini Heel Pedicure 04,
Colour Club Ruby Slippers,
and Art Club Black nail art striper.

You know what, every time I look at the Etude Mini Heel Pedicures, I'll be pretty amused and would wonder if there's a difference in polish for toes and for tips

Here's a swatch of the Etude House polish, in sunlight with camera flash.
The sun was playing hide and seek while taking pictures for this particular post,
so you'll be getting shots in all sorts of settings.

This one here is a frosted silver.
No topcoat, 2 coats.
Would do better with 3 or 4 coats if worn on its own.

I wanted to see how it would look layered, so I put it on the toes too.
Toes are 3 coats of the Etude and 1 coat of b.pretty Silver Stars.
Very much prefer it this way, even in lousy light, it looks a lot more sparkly.

and check out the prismatic glitter that is Silver Stars!


Indoors, 1st pic without flash:

2nd indoor pic with camera flash:

Got a pic of the right hand too.

Here's the picture tutorial for this set:

Step 1: Paint base coat, followed by base colour.

Step 2: Put a few drops of the contrast nail polish onto a piece of hard clear plastic.
(Hard, clear plastic is really useful as it's easy to clean with remover and tissue, reusable and I often match nail colours on it before applying on nails)

Step 3: Using a thin nail art brush (or any art brush as long as the bristles are thin),

proceed to outline the curves.

As you can see, the outlines don't have to be neat or perfect.

Step 4: Add the contrast nail colour.
(No need to use the nail art brush. Paint the same way as if you would do a normal mani)

Step 5: Using the black nail art striper, draw in the vertical lines.

Step 6: Now outline the curves.

Optional: I had a different design on the ring finger.
If you are interested, I would advise to complete all the lines first before the next step.
This way, you don't have to keep switching instruments used and would minimise chances of bashing your nails against something.

Step 7: Using a dotting tool,

add random dots on the black lines.
Step 8: Apply topcoat and wait for it to dry.

Optional: Using nail glue, add a rhinestone.

Hope you'll like this one =)


gildedangel said...

That is so pretty; I love it!

Evil Angel said...

Absolutly stunning! You are so talented!

thriszha said...

wow!! this is amzing beautiful.. im gonna do this on my nails... thanks for sharing this.. happy monday!!

chocaddict said...

Gorgeous, that's simply gorgeous. You're very cretive!
Thanks again for the tutorial :)

Berry T said...

thank you =)

*blushing* awww.... coming from you, that means alot!

I'll to see it when you try! Do post pictures k!

you're most welcome =)

Lucy said...

I love this manicure. It's really bright and pretty. Thanks for the instructions.

Berry T said...

You're most welcome dear =)

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