Seventeen Pastel Gradient Nail Art Seventeen Pastel Gradient Nail Art

Seventeen Pastel Gradient Nail Art

These were done using Seventeen Lasting Fix polishes in ‘Woo Me’ (lilac) and ‘Fairy Cake’ (baby pink). I love doing gradients, they are so fun. You can treat yourself to some Seventeen nail polishes HERE.

Plus, I am LOVING my new shape. My nails are making me so happy at the moment (I am sad, I know. Don’t mock me).

I did a tutorial for a gradient nail art manicure, which you can find HERE.

Lex

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OPI Be A Dahlia Won't You Nail Art OPI Be A Dahlia Won't You Nail Art OPI Be A Dahlia Won't You Nail Art

OPI ‘Be A Dahlia Won’t You’ Nail Art

I got a few OPI polishes free when I subscribed to a magazine and they arrived on Friday (this may or may not have been what finally swayed me to subscribe…). One is ‘Suzy Says Feng Shui’ – which I already owned – and the other is the pink used in this mani – ‘Be A Dahlia Won’t You’.

This is a vibrant bright pink polish with glass flecked glitter. This only took two thin coats for full coverage, although it did take quite a long time to dry even with Seiche Vite which is unusual for OPI polishes.

Unfortunately I am just not in love with this polish. I like pink but this is just TOO pink for me. The full, one-colour manicure of this nail polish was not doing it for me, so I decided to liven it up a bit with some nail art.

I painted half the nails white (using a Natural Collection polish – my top tip for an opaque, affordable white polish) and used a black nail art pen to do the tribals, leopard print, triangles and stripes. I did the reverse on the other hand (white detail on black background) but my hands are super shaky today (I’m dying of a hangover!) and I just wasn’t happy with the right hand so I’m hiding that picture!

I really like this mani and am definitely going to try it with some other colours.

Jan ’16 EDIT: I think this polish is now discontinued, but there’s a similar colour HERE.

Lex

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