Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Nail Art Tutorial: Pink and Mint Bows

Today I thought I would show you lovely lot how to create pink and mint bows nail art, one of my favourite designs. I originally wrote this as a guest post for the lovely Bex, but after having a play around with a bit of snazzy photo editing, I thought I'd post the whole thing on my own blog. I have done a bow NOTD on my blog before, which you can check out here. I absolutely adore this pink and mint combination, Essie Mint Candy Apple has quickly become one of my favourite nail polishes. So, onto the tutorial...



You will need:

  • A White Nail Art Pen and Striper
  • A Black Nail Art Pen
  • A Pink Nail Polish (I used Models Own Pink Blush)
  • A Mint Nail Polish (I used Essie Mint Candy Apple)
  • A steady hand

Step One: After painting every other nail with your pink and mint polishes, use the striper brush on the white nail art pen to paint diagonal crosses across the top of each nail.

Step Two: Using the white nail striper, connect the cross to form a bow shape.

Step Three: Use the white nail art pen to fill in the shape. After doing this, using the nib of the pen 'blob' a circle of the white polish into the middle of the bow shape.

Step Four: (Underneath) Use the black nail art pen to outline the shape. Finish the bow's by adding two small lines on either side of the small circle in the center of the bow.

So, there you have it. The great thing about this design is that you can play around with different colours to your hearts content. I may even try painting the bows on top of stripes or leopard print one day. I hope you enjoyed this post, because I certainly enjoyed making it. Let me know if you try this out!

Have you tried this design before? Which other colour combinations do you think would look good?

30 comments:

  1. Oh wow, that's so cute, love them, may have to try this out xxx

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    1. Thanks! Do it, let me know if you do :) x

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  2. This is really sweet! I also really like them without the black lining :D
    I need Mint Candy Apple in my life, it's SO pretty!

    Love, Mollie xo

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    1. Ah thanks Mollie! Yes you definitely do, I've already used about half the bottle! xx

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  3. These look really cute! I definitely need to buy some nail arts to do copy the look. :D

    The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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    1. Thank you :D Do it, I'd love to see how it turns out :) x

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  4. Absolutely nail crush going on right now. YES CHARLOTTTTE! Gorgeous xx

    Abbbbie xxx

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    1. Oh really Abs ;) Hahaha wooo, glad you approve nail art queen! x

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  5. How cute, i adore bows and nail art :)

    Sophierosehearts x

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    1. Me too so this was perfect ;) Thank you!x

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  6. Such a cute nail design! Don't think I have the skills to pull this off though! Haha. xo

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    1. Thanks lovely. It's not too hard, just takes a little practice, i'm sure you can do it :) x

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  7. Love these nails! We're obsessed with nail art, though my pens have finally run out so need to order some more before the holidays! Great blog! We're new followers xx

    januarysublime.com

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    1. Thanks so much, ahh yes you definitely do! I checked out your blog, I'm following it's lovely :)xx

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  8. This looks so cute! Last time I tried doing bows it looked absolutely awful..I might try the black outlines next time though, hopefully it might end up looking less like a toddler painted them!
    Jo xo

    paintedglitter.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Definitely try the black outlines,it makes a huge difference! It tidies up the whole thing :) I hope it does. xx

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  9. Thank you! I so want to try this but my hands get so shaky doing the detailing :(

    Just Smile.
    xo

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    1. Do it!!!!! Practice makes perfect, let me know how you get on :) x

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  10. Aww such cute nails, wish I was as talented with a nail pen! Thank you so much for your lovely comment on my Russia post, it really is an amazing place, you should go if you get the chance! Loving reading though your blog aswell, following :) xxx

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    1. Oh thank you! Absolutely no problem, Moscow really does look like a beautiful place to visit. Thanks so much! xx

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  11. What a cute nails :)))

    Hope you'll visit me and partecipate in my giveaway :D
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    Lots of kisses, Elena

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  12. Lovely combination of colors, so cute! x

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    1. Thank you, it's one of my faves :) xo

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  13. Love this design! Nails are cuuuuuute! And the style of the pictures too ;) Need to get back into the swing of painting my nails!xxx

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    1. Thanks beautiful, miss youuuuu! Oh yes, felt like trying something new ;) Yes you do indeed. Get on it. xxx

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  14. These are so pretty, I'm useless at nail art but you've made this look quite easy haha! xx

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    1. Haha, that was my intention! Have a go :D xo

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