Friday, 29 March 2013

Tutorial: Textured nails

Hi,
Textured nails, matte glittered nails, sand nails - or however you like to call them - are definitely a trend this season. From all the collections on the market, Zoya's Pixie Dust collection is my favourite. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to put your hands on it if you live in a country as mine. But that shouldn't prevent you from wearing the latest trend on your nails. In this post, I'll show you how!

If you don't know what I'm talking about, below is the picture of Dahlia, my favourite from this collection. The picture near it is my fake Dahlia nail art. 

It is very easy to create your own textured nails if you follow the steps bellow. Firstly, paint your nails a coat of matte nail polish. The one I used is Illamasqua -Scorn. Then take your glitter and a fan brush (if you don't have one, any other brush will work; you can even pour the glitter directly from the box. While the polish is still wet, stick the glitter on it, whichever method of those mentioned above you use. Finally, clean your cuticles and the all the mess on your skin. It is important that you don't apply a shiny top coat, or else you won't get the matte-glitter effect. You get a perfect dupe for Zoya Dahlia.

You can do this using any colour of nail polish and its glitter corespondent. If you don't have any matte nail polish colour, just apply a matte top coat when everything's done. The glitter I used in this tutorial is this Acrylic Glitter Powder from Born Pretty. What do you think?

28 comments:

Kate said...

Lovely! Excellent adaptation and tutorial for a trend that some people cannot get their hands on. I loved that you linked the glitter to make it easy to find/buy. Thanks love!

Indian Lacquerade said...

Superb idea! Zoya's not available in my country so this is one must-try DIY for me, thanks!

Paint Those Piggies! said...

Looks very similar, great job!

Anca said...

Sincer si mie mi se cam lunea gatul dupa oje de genu, din pacate nu am nici una asa ca o sa incerc cu siguranta metoda da ;)

http://o-fata-simpla.blogspot.ro/

Ana from SimpleNailArtTips.com said...

Genius! I love creative people! This is such a great idea and my fans will love it! Pinning!
~Ana from NailCareHQ.com and SimpleNailArtTips.com

Amalia J said...

Me too no texture polish near me either! But I think I have this glitter powder ;) yay!

Aby said...

uu arata foarte bine, foarte similara! Sa stii ca in curand vor fi disponibile la beauty in the bottle ;)Dar varianta ta e chiar super si cred ca si mai ieftina :D

Anatasia Kamelia said...

Great Idea, I'll try this! Thanks for sharing.

Lou is Perfectly Polished said...

Very clever :)

Leslie @ work / play / polish said...

Very clever! Looks just like the original!

Claudia C. said...

Vai, cat de frumos arata :)

Lisa Robinson said...

Your nails look beautiful. I always like black glitter nails.

Allesandra said...

Ce bine arata :)

Shannara said...

Did this, works just fine...I just used a other technique

madziamadzia said...

Amazing DIY!

Ela's Dreams said...

foarte util tutorialul tau cu DIY,parca e oja Zoya reala :)

-Diana- said...

Great idea.

Ljubica Tošić said...

Love the idea, it looks amazing.

Melanie Snyder said...

you can also use regular table salt to get a textured look. I've done this without any problems. I want to try sand sometime as well.

K. said...

It looks amazing ! I looked through your blog earlier and I can't believe I overlooked it ;)

Precious Pearl said...

This is a lovely idea! love the post :)

Redda M said...

This tutorial is really beautiful!

Prerna Sinha said...

Awesome tutorial!

Rei Chan said...

Easy tutorial, thanks =D I'll try it, but first I need some glitters!!

Carla Allio said...

Great idea! Those polishes are difficult to get :(

livingbelowtheclouds said...

this is great for this holiday season

Nico said...

Foarte interesant tutorialul.

gemma said...

Love the idea, thanks for sharing! So elegant!

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