Barry M Colour Blocking Nail Art

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… a pretty but modern colour blocking nail art look!

colour blocking nail art

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 (because they are amazing people!) but I imagine that this mani would be appropriate for most workplaces (possibly minus the gold squares!) as you could do very subtle colours if you wanted to.

I used a striping brush to paint the lines across the centre of the nails first and then filled in the gaps just using the nail varnish brushes. 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 (my holy grail top coat) and waited for that to dry. I then applied a dot of nail glue on the centre of the nail before carefully placing the gold squares onto the nail and fiddling and arranging until I was happy with the placement. 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 nail art? Let me know if you try this look out in the comments below. You can take a look at my other nail art looks HERE.



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