Upcoming Trend: Opal Nail Candies.

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We all know that Opal is a jewel that has an unmatchable unique characteristics of colours which can brilliantly able to bring rainbow coloured lights when the natural light hits onto it and hence, with that as an inspiration, this time I opted for a gorgeous nail polish from Sally Hansen’s Hard as Nails with shade as sheerly opal and the interesting feature of this shade is that its sheer nature which has opal as a hue that is also colour coordinated with two other undertones of pink and purple and milky white as its base. Moreover, Opal is having a ginormous amount of fashion statement at the moment whereas the colour is not only restricted to just jewels alone but also diverted to other style segments like hair and nails too.

Even though the season for pastels are officially over by now but still there exist an excuse where you can completely exchange pastel for a glossy looking opal nail candies since these nail shade adheres with the current three seasonal properties of trend, colour and statement.

Colours in a nutshell:

  • Colour in sheer opal shade
  • Several tones of underneath soft colours
  • Pearly finish
  • A perfect base shade

Application & Process:

  1. Start the procedure with a well washed, cleaned and moisturised nails.
  2. Apply a thin layer of base coat onto your nails.
  3. Apply two or three coats of Sally Hansen’s sheerly opal onto your nails.
  4. Apply a layer of top coat onto your nails.
  5. Get a clean and tidy look by strolling a cotton bud that is previously soaked with nail polish remover onto the outer perimeter of your nails.
  6. Finally, your nails are ready to show off.

Nailed it:

  1. This nail shade can be served as a quintessential base shade for an up-do glass nails.
  2. You can easily level up this nail shade by adding some confetti foils on top of this nail shade.
  3. Moreover, these glossy nail shades can be greatly used to preppy negative nails.
  4. Also, you could unbelievably able to do a metallic nail art on top of this nail shade for a complete new nail look.
  5. Or, you could ideally bring a story telling fairytale statement onto your nails by adding a blob of shimmery flakes on top of this nail shade.

Hence, sky is the limit for your imagination and you could simply able to either improvise or deconstruct your nails in an infinite number of ways to match up in consistent with the day-to-day trend sets.

I hope you had a fabulous time in reading this post and also, I would appreciate if you could drop in your valuable thoughts and views into the comment section that is right below.

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August Favourites.

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The summer month went particularly too fast this time and what an adventure I had in the beauty section! Gloriously wonderful as I tried varied range of products from drugstore to high-end products with so many variations including eyeshadow, perfume, jewellery and multi-hued nail polishes. Yes, they are simply gorgeous! Moreover, I am so happy to try the latest trend in the beauty sector such as fluid eyeshadow that is fabulously rocking at the moment and also secured a commendable place under the eye shadow section and hats off to Dior for using magnificent new technology that has been incorporated in it. So, let me jump into the beauty goodies right away.

Having used the interesting unique pieces of jewellery from Accessorize for many years, recently I fell in love with their amazing beauty collection that is pocket-friendly and also has the quality in comparison to the luxury products and the smokey eye palette from Accessorize is one among them. This eye palette is so versatile to use as it has the dual purpose that has been designed as a pocket sized and also, it has a high factor of pigmentation too. Furthermore, the texture is so feather soft and just clings onto the shading brush instantly. Then, while moving onto their jewellery department, this time I bought the latest ear styling statement, ear cuff that is so trendy to wear and also, it has a feel of light-weight character plus embossed with stone jewelled detail of flowers and leaves to it.

Now comes Dior! Dior! Dior! The name itself describes everything as this brand is accepted and celebrated from beauty lovers to celebrities and I am not in exception either. So, the first thing I want to show you is the marvellous invention of fluid eyeshadow that has the duo characteristics of liquid eyeliner and also the fluid eyeshadow and people say that beauty is an art and to master this product is definitely an art as if you want to want to use this as an eyeshadow, what you all need to do is just close your eyes and have two or three gentle strokes of fluid eyeliner onto your eyelids and let it dry for a minute and eureka! now, you have the perfect glossy mirror like eyeshadow on your eyes that are smudge-free and has an equivalent factor of long-lasting durability that is perfect to adorn your eyes for parties or any other special occasions or if you want to use this product as an eyeliner, then add a thin streak of line close to the lashes with the help of brush wand. Besides, getting the complimentary gift of the latest Dior perfume, Blooming Bouquet is an another added beauty touch where I could able to try to test the gorgeous perfume without spending a penny and while moving along to the scent, basically the fragrance is filled with floral flavours that are refreshing and rejuvenating at the same time as well.

Last but not least, nail polish hit my beauty shelves madly in August and by the way, the credit goes to the gorgeous summer we had in UK this time. Hence, I have purchased a varied coloured scheme of nail varnishes that ranged from gold to coral and from turquoise to purple and from confetti to shimmer and these nail lacquers are also from the wide selection of nail brands including Barry M Cosmetics, Rimmel London, Ciate London, Sally Hansen and Accessorize.

I hope you could also try these beauty products too.

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Sunset Palm Beach Nail Candies.

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Today’s nail art is all set for holiday theme. Moreover, two things are particularly famous in Los Angeles – one is venice beach and number two is avenue styled palm trees that runs along in line parallel to the street. Hence, with that as the inspiration, this time I will be adorning my nails with the gorgeous ombre effect setting of sunset as the background base and palm trees as the forefront runner. Doesn’t it sound wonderful? Besides too, I think there is no other better way to put altogether as a one single capsule. So, if you are in a holiday and planning to go on a holiday, then this nail art is quintessential way to interpret the holiday theme in a playful way and also, a cute way to entertain your holiday this summer. So, let’s see how to achieve this chic nail art in an easy and effective way.

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As you might have guessed, my sincere love to Barry M nail polish is continuing like a very long story and for now, I have picked three marvellous shades including deep pink, turbo charged coral shimmer, citrusy yellow and lastly, the Barry M nail art pen to create this fun full Sunset Palm Beach Nail Candies.

To get the ombre effect sunset background:

  1. Start the procedure with the freshly cleaned and washed nails.
  2. Apply a few drops of coconut oil to moisturise your cuticle.
  3. Then, apply a thin layer of base coat.
  4. Next, apply two coats of Sally Hansen’s white nail polish onto your nails as this helps to enhance the ombre effect layer at the top.
  5. After that, take a sponge and add streaks of pink, coral and yellow lines onto the sponge and dab it straight to your nails as two coats to get a nice pigmentation.
  6. Lastly, take off the excess bits by running a cotton bud that was soaked with nail polish remover along the perimeter of your nails to get a perfect tidied up look.

Note: Leave two minutes of drying each time after application.

Palm Tree Nail Art:

  1. Take the Barry M nail art pen and sketch the palm tree on top of the ombre effect nails by drawing a thin stroke of fine lines by starting from the tip of your nail and running towards the inner part of your nail.
  2. Allow the nail art to dry completely and this step is a must to get a nice smudge-free nail art look.
  3. Finally, apply a thin layer of top coat gently.

I hope you could also try this nail art at your home too.

Or, you could also have a sneak peek onto some of my nail art gallery which is right in here, here, here, here, here, here and here.

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Essie’s Aztec Printed Nail Art Candies.

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You might have seen the prominence of aztec prints in various kinds of summer clothing including crop top, baggy printed trousers, figure-hugging bodycon dresses, scarves, shorts and many more and having fancied by the intricate details of the geometrical patterns myself that includes from triangles to zig-zags and from dots to horizontal lines and from squares to vertical lines, today I will be showing you some of my clear-to-detail, eye-catching, wild card patterns where all the hues and shapes take the centerstage in bringing a new theme of nail art design. So, let me take you straight into the gorgeous nail art patterns right away.

To build up the base shade for the aztec printed nail art, I trusted on three different nail shades that are all from essie:

  1. I love pinks and corals and the recent purchase of cute as a button from essie fits as a right shade to me as the highlight the nail art pattern that I tried to interpret has the combined tints of both pink and coral in just one single bottle which could bring out the essence of softness and freshness straight away.
  2. The next interesting shade that I completely rely on is naughty nautical that has the dual tones of turquoise and aqua marine and whenever I opted to apply this shade onto my nails, it always reminds me of the coolest crystal-clear deep blue sea.
  3. Last but not least, the gorgeous shade bikini so teeny from essie is my all-time favourite as it has the combined mixture of soft blue and lilac tints and moreover, this shade always gives me the refreshing flavour of blue peonies.

Application:

  • Start with the freshly washed and cleaned nails.
  • Then, apply a thin layer of base coat and then followed by two coats of desired base shade.
  • After that, top up your nails with various themes of nail art patterns.
  • Finish off your nail art with a thin layer of top coat.
  • Finally, clear off all the bits the bobs by running a cotton bud that is soaked with nail polish remover along the perimeter of your nails.

Besides, while coming back to the creative part of the nail design, I have experimented and implemented with varied themes of playful patterns which includes triangles, tribal stripes, pastel designs and many more. Also, these nail art theme looks absolutely amazing with all kind of weekend outfits such as denims and dresses.

So, I hope you would also try this nail art deign at your home as well.

If you want to have a sneak peek on some of my other nail art look book, then you could also pop in right here, here, here, here and here.

Incase, if you want to comment in with your various thoughts and views, then you could always pop in straight into the comment section below.

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Introducing My Latest Nail Polish Collection.

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As Summer is shining radiantly outside, my strength for nail polish is getting immensely well populated than ever before and by the way, who can able to resist those gorgeous bottled gems away from our drooling eyes? Absolutely not for me as painting my nails is one of my favourite things to do in any lazy summer afternoons. Albeit this collection looks like a humongous range still my love affair to nail candies haven’t stopped and the evidential proof for this is, whenever I pop into any drugstore, I literally jump into the multi-hued nail candy aisle straight away. So, herewith, I have rounded up with some of my latest additions to my nail polish collection.

Furthermore, this collection has all the essential nail polish parameters including nail paint, top coat, confetti top, glitter top and even french manicure kit and the best highlighting part among all of these is that these nail polishes have an excellent wow factor of high durability as they are from the beauty industry’s trust worthy brands such as Barry M Cosmetics, Ciate London, Accessorize Beauty, Sally Hansen and Rimmel London.

Moreover, when it comes to application, there is no doubt that this collection could flawlessly able to make different kinds of nail candies like: from french manicure to shimmer nails and from coral nails to golden tan nails and from purple nails to emerald jewelled nails and from confetti nails to neon orange nails and from sheer nails to high gloss top coats and then, while moving onto the drying efficiency, Barry M Cosmetics’s Quick Dry nail enamels are quintessential to finish your job in tip-top condition that too with just a matter of minutes as their nail varnishes are designed especially for the busy city-living women; plus, the glitter and confetti nails works exemplarily well to get you occupied faultlessly on any kind of party or special occasion. Besides, if you have a serious addiction to french manicure just like me, then the Sally Hansen’s french manicure kit gives a perfect answer to your unassured worries as their nail polishes are so easy to stroke and also able to make a thin streak of defined lines so that it gives your french manicured nails as a salon finished look. Last but not least, I certainly need to mention about the gorgeous top coat from Ciate London which makes your life much easier as the quality of their top coat gives your nails a guaranteed hi-shine, long-lasting glossy look.

I hope you would also try some of these nail lacquers at your home too.

If you want to leave in a comment, you could always pop onto the comment section below to write down your various thoughts and views.

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Perfect Weekender – Double Dotted Hued Nail-Art.

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I love nail art and recently, I was casually thinking for a new themed nail art that could fit quintessentially for lazy weekend afternoon. Besides, what kind of theme can I look for? A geometrical or floral or fruity or chevron or zigzag or waves or polka dots or stripes or animal prints and many more. Hence, in striving to make a new attempt, this time, I opted for a much interesting double dotted hues as it is super easy to make and literally brings a burst of colour to your nail art instantly as we all know dots are the simplest form of nail art that anyone can do. Moreover, with a little addition of dot-ended mango detail along with it, this nail art immediately became one of my favourite nail art envies.

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So, let’s see how to achieve this easy peasy nail art faultlessly. Furthermore, this nail art also proves that by implementing a bit of creativity, one could able to rule the beauty world flawlessly.

  1. Start off the procedure with the freshly cleaned and washed nails.
  2. Apply a few drops of coconut oil to moisturise your nails and cuticles.
  3. Then, add a thin layer of Rimmel London’s base coat.
  4. After that, add two coats of Rimmel London’s Frankie, My dear No.135 onto your nails.
  5. Then, make a flower shaped double layered dots with one coat as white nail polish from Sally Hansen’s french manicure kit and the next layer as pink nail shade from Barry M Cosmetics pink nail paint.
  6. Now, you could also make a mango detail using Essie’s Naughty Nautical to fill up the gaps sensibly plus finishing off the mango detail with a white dotted end.
  7. Next, apply a thin coat of Ciate London’s top coat to finish off the nail art effectively.
  8. Now, take off any bits around your nails by running along the perimeter of your nails using a cotton bud that is soaked with Sally Hansen’s nail polish remover.
  9. Note: Don’t forget to allow a drying time of two minutes each time after every application of nail varnish.
  10. Finally, apply a few dabs of moisturiser onto your nails to keep it hydrated to give a long-lasting effect.

So, I hope you would also try this nail art at your home to get salon perfect results.

In any case, if you are looking for more nail art, then you could always pop onto my other nail art tutorials which is right in here, here, here and here.

Additionally, if you want, you could always pop onto the comment section below to write down your various thoughts and views.

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Striped Polka Dot Nail Candies.

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If you’ve visited my blog regularly, you might have known the fact that I am quite a nail-art addict and if you are just like me, then, what kind of nail art theme would you choose? Is it glitter or confetti or stripes or polka dot or geometrical or ombre or patterns – which one is your favourite? If you ask me, I would say, I love everything since each and every nail art expose some kind of in-depth creativeness deep under to it and that’s where, this time, I landed onto a Striped Polka Dot Nail Candies. So, let us see how to achieve it.

One another interesting point to be noted down here is, it is a great themed nail art for short nails as you must have known that short nails love vertical lines as they tend to project your nails to look longer and also, it is great for all types of nails too. Moreover, this nail art is so easy to recreate and what you all need is a perfect steady hand to keep a control on your fingers while stroking with nail varnish onto your nails. Hence, herewith, I have used three nail enamels which includes L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Addictive Plum and Essie Nail Lacquer Naughty Nautical and white nail polish from Sally Hansen French Manicure Kit. These nail shades are quintessential for this kind of manicure as their consistency is so great and brings a clean tidied streaks of line when drawn onto your nails while creating the desired look.

How to create Striped Polka Dot Nail Candies?

  1. Start the procedure with freshly cleaned and washed nails.
  2. Apply a layer of base coat onto your nails and allow it to dry.
  3. Stick the tape onto middle of your nails vertically so that it covers half of your nails effectively.
  4. Apply two coats of L’Oreal Paris Color Riche Addictive Plum onto one half of your nail and allow it to dry each time after application.
  5. Now, take off the cellotape.
  6. Then, put the cellotape to cover the painted part of your nails (Note: make sure your nails are completely dried off at this point) and then, repeat step 4 with Essie Nail Lacquer Naughty Nautical.
  7. After that, take off the cellotape.
  8. Now, apply dots onto the middle of your nails using dotting tool along with white nail polish from Sally Hansen French Manicure kit.
  9. After drying, finish off your nails by applying a layer of top coat onto your nails and allow it to dry off completely.
  10. Tips: If you are literally a steady handed person, then you don’t need to use the cellotape but instead, paint each half of your nails with two different colours.

Plus, I hope you would also try this manicure in near future at your home.

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Emerald Jewelled Nail Candies.

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Today, I am totally in a mermaid mode as I am on a journey to an imaginary land that is quite under the deep blue sea and swimming around like a mermaid and flapping my wings like a fish here and there. Oh! You must be wondering why I am screaming about mermaid tales here and the answer to this is as there is a connection and whenever I think about mermaids, three things always come straight into the picture like an instant which includes princessey feel, treasure box and glittering jewels. This time with a twist, I thought to bring that inspiration straight into my nails as well. So, let’s get directed right away.

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Albeit the nails look glittery, it doesn’t represent like a five-year-old’s confetti glitters in any way but, it sets your nails get ready enough into the party mood instead. Moreover, the theme is fun and playful and also, it is so versatile to swap around your nails either as a main shade like me or just get restricted to just one nail alone whereas the other nails can be painted as yet another summer colour. Yes girls! The decision is all up to you because you are the sole creator and sky is the limit to bring the true essence of summer into your nails.

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If you are a nail-art addict like me, then you should definitely pop into your nearest Accessorize store as they have poured in a new range of quality beauty products that is a quintessential alternative for any high-end product and each and every bit of their beauty stuffs genuinely speaks about the real quality of beauty that too at a very affordable price tag. So, recently, I have been on a cosmetic raid to Accessorize shop in Liverpool Street, London and truly, I just want to give a pat onto myself for the great work done by me in a bit of matter of waiting time just before the train arrival. Yeah! Even though, there were extensive versions of beauty goodies out there, this glittered Accessorize’s Forever Emerald No.12 nail polish caught into my drooling eyes straight at first sight. Well, I have no excuse and I took it right away to the bill counter to grab this emerald jewel as mine as this looks like a powdered emerald in a bottle. Gorgeous! I think, one can’t stay away from this amazing colour and the consistency is also so good and it glides smooth onto your nails as an another layer that glistens with glee forever.

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While coming to the application, it is pretty straight forward.

  1. Start the procedure with the freshly washed and cleaned nails.
  2. Apply one coat of Boots essentials base coat onto your nails.
  3. Then, apply one or two layers as light or thick you want on your nails (here, I applied two coats).
  4. Finish off with Boots essentials top coat.
  5. Take off any excess bits with a cotton bud that is dipped with Sally Hansen’s nail polish remover.
  6. Note: Don’t forget to allow two minutes of drying each time after application of fresh new nail enamel onto your nails.

Yes, you heard it right. It is that easy peasy. Hence, give it a go and I am sure, your summer will be as glittering as a jewel.

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Summer-hued ombre nail candies.

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I love nail art and if it has ombre effect along with it, then I am in heaven. These ombre effects are so gorgeous and eye catchy too plus the surprising fact is that it is so easy peasy to do. Moreover, as today is Friday, I think it is a quintessential time to bring some fun and playful sentiment to go on to cover the whole weekend with plentiful of colour and creativeness. Furthermore, nowadays, nail art doesn’t restrict to celebrities and A-listers alone, but instead, all the beauty lovers are willing to spend their valuable time to bring in some creativity to their nails. Hence, let us see how today’s tutorial is going to conquer the flavours of summer in our nails.

Products that are used:

  • Boots Base Coat
  • Sally Hansen French Manicure Kit (White Nail Polish)
  • Barry M Quick Dry Speedy Purple
  • Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Sugar Plum
  • Barry M Quick Dry Coral Shimmer
  • Cite London Top Coat
  • Cello tape
  • Sponge (cut a 2 inches rectangular piece)
  • Cotton buds
  • Nail Polish Remover

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How to do ombre nail effect?

  1. Start the procedure with the freshly cleaned and washed nails.
  2. Apply the base coat onto your nails first.
  3. Cover the perimeter of your nails with cellotape.
  4. Now, apply a single layer of Sally Hansen’s white nail polish onto your nails. The reason for applying white polish is to make the hues to standout sensibly.
  5. Then, take the sponge and apply three layers of nail polish one after the other by starting with Barry M’s purple nail polish first, then followed by Barry M’s sugar plum and next by Barry M’s coral shimmer. Apply the layers with liberal amount of nail polish onto the sponge so that when it is pressed onto your nails, it looks like well pigmented.
  6. Now, press the sponge firmly onto your nails.
  7. After that, apply the Ciate London’s top coat.
  8. Then, peel off the cellotape.
  9. Now, take out any spillage or wastage around the outer circumference of your nails. Well, this can be achieved by dipping the cotton bud into nail polish remover and by running the cotton bud around the perimeter of your nails.
  10. Note: Don’t forget to dry your nails for 2 minutes each time after every fresh coat of nail polish.
  11. Now, your nails are ready to show off.

These ombre effect nail candies are so easy to make and I would recommend to anyone who wants to make a stepping stone into nail art fuss-free.

Keep up the Friday feeling!

One simple step to get nail spa inspired pastel nail candies.

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So, how many variations are there to interpret nail candies? Yes, there are so many different ways including french manicure, dark shades, neon shades, pastel shades and a whole range of nail art designs. Anyways, It’s Monday today and the weather is so dull and gloomy outside and I think, it is a quintessential time to get your nails polished and lacquered with spectrum of pale enamels. As we all know, pastel shades are an exemplary way to bring back summer straight to your nails that is clean and cool in each and every way. And hence, with so many options to hunt for this season, today I will be chatting along with you by demonstrating how an addition of one single step could completely transform and bring an instant oomph to your pastel nail candies.

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Now, here comes the valuable question: Why nail salons stock up pastel shades? There are so many ways to answer this question and herewith, I will be mentioning a few of them and let us see that in detail now.

  • Pastel shades are literally defined as seasonal and in particular, these shades are quite popular during the months of Spring and Summer.
  • Pastel shades has the capacity of uplifting your style sense with a real feel of true elegance.
  • Pastel shades are so versatile and invariably very well adaptive as it is ideal to wear either for a long stroll beach walks or to bring an urban chic look while wandering around the city or to spend a day out in a country farm and whatever may be the location it fits with the locale flawlessly.
  • Pastel shades are meant to give a quick, clean and tidy look immediately and hence, it is great on its own either if you opt for a relaxed look on a lazy Sunday afternoon or for a preppy look when it is accessorised with designer outfits and accessories.
  • Pastel shades aren’t only for manicure alone but also, it is perfect to be worn as a pedicure albeit and the only thing that is to be noted down here is that you need to look for a right kind of footwear (silver stilettos and tan sandals are awesome for pastel hued pedicure) as not all the footwear can go comfortably along with these icy pedicure.

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Recently, I bought the french manicure kit by Sally Hansen and I have been waiting for so long to use it and hence, with a little bit of exploration, today I started to use the white nail polish from the french manicure kit to create the pastel nail candies and by now, you must be wondering why am I using the white nail polish? and what is the necessity of using the white nail shade when I want to recreate the pastel shade instead? And to answer this, let me explain briefly that white nail shades are similar to a foundation that stands as a base for makeup and also, white nail polish is useful to make the pastel shade to stand out well. Moreover, while the pastel shade sits on top of the white base, the hue and the texture of the nail candies are multiple times stronger and powerful and that’s the reason, why I selected white nail polish as the base shade.

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How to create a nail spa inspired pastel nail candies?

  1. Start the procedure with the freshly cleaned and moisturised nails (I used coconut oil as a natural moisturiser onto my nails).
  2. Then, apply the Boots essential base coat onto your nails to give a nice even out coverage to your nails.
  3. Now, apply the white nail polish from the french manicure kit by Sally Hansen to your nails.
  4. After that, apply two coats of pastel blue shade from the No.7 nail polish onto your nails.
  5. Then, apply the Boots essential top coat onto your nails.
  6. Now, using the cotton bud that is dipped with nail polisher remover, clean all over the outer circumference of the nails.
  7. Also, don’t forget to dry your nails each time after application of new nail shade onto your nails.
  8. Finally, the crisp pastel nail candies are ready to be shown off.

Note: If you want to know the quality of the base and top coat from the Boots essentials, then you could faultlessly catch up onto my other tutorial of creating confetti nail candies that is right here.

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