This weekend I had a rummage through my nail art box and remembered these little gold metal squares and knew I had to do something with them. And here are the results…
Barry M Colour Blocking Nail Art
I absolutely love colour blocking on nails, I think it’s really eye-catching but not too OTT. My work actively encourage my nail art (amazing people!) but I imagine that this mani would be appropriate for most workplaces (possibly minus the gold squares!)
I used a striping brush to paint the lines across the centre of the nails first and then filled in the gaps. I decided to use Barry M polishes: the gorgeous green polish is ‘304 Mint Green’ and the nude polish is one of their Gelly polishes in ‘Lychee’. The green needed three coats to get rid of any bald spots, but the nude was perfect in two coats.
I topped the nails with Seche Vite, waited for that to dry and then applied a dot of nail glue on the centre of the nail and carefully placed the gold squares onto the nail and arranged until I was happy with them. You can apply top coat over the appliques if the sharp edges annoy you, or if you want to make sure they last a long time, but I change my polish so often I didn’t bother!
What do you think of colour blocking on nails?