Product Feature: Revlon Nail Art Expressionist.

Hohoho! I’m back!

It has been 8 months since I last blogged about something, and for my “comeback”, I’ll be featuring a new product.

Been wanting your own fine tipped nail art brush, but can’t find one? I have a solution for you!

Say hello to Revlon’s Nail Art Expressionist!

It’s a nail polish that comes with a ‘skinny nail art brush’. Hence, the 2 in 1 product!

Christmas Nail Art

Side 1 consists of an ordinary nail polish brush which could be used as a base for your nail art.

Side 2  is the ‘skinny nail art brush’ side.

Revlon Nail Art Expressionist   Revlon Nail Art Expressionist

 See the difference? 🙂

If you’re curious about the price, I bought this at Duty Free Philippines for $6.50. So that’s Php284-285.

Aaaand because it’s already December, might as well make a Christmas Nail Art!

TADA!

Christmas Nail Art

Comments and suggestions are most welcome!

Thank you for reading! 🙂

Tutorial: Christmas Lights Nail Art

A few days ago, I went to Ayala Triangle Makati to witness the Musical Christmas light show. Hence, it inspired me to look for a Christmas lights nail art.

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Photo from:  Adventures Of A Lady Explorer

I chose this design by Polish and Konad since I bought a gold nail polish last week. Thank you for inspiring me. 🙂

ImageIn this tutorial, I used two nail art tools which were new to me. It’s my first time to use a nail art brush and an acrylic paint! So.. yey congratulations! If you’re ready, let’s start! 🙂

WHAT YOU NEED:

1. Glittery/Red/Green/White Nail Polish

2. Black acrylic paint

3. FIne nail art brush

4. Top Coat

5. Patience

6. Motor skills! 🙂

Nail Art materials for Christmas Nail Art

STEPS:

1. Apply your base coat with your Glittery nail polish. Two coats would do. LET IT DRY.

Caronia in Golden Sun

Caronia in Golden Sun

2. Using your fine nail art brush, dip the tip into your black acrylic paint.

Black acrylic paint for nails3. Draw lines. You could do wavy, diagonal or even straight lines. It’s better if you make them look connected to each other. This will serve as the wire of your Christmas lights. (BTW, my lines are too thick.)

Christmas lights nail art4. With the same kind of nail art brush (fine), dip it into your red nail polish. Make a circle and add a pointy part that would resemble a bulb.

Christmas lights nail art

OMG crystal sand nail polish in citrine

5. Do the same with your green nail polish (you could use orange/yellow/blue too!).

Christmas lights nail art

Caronia in Kiwi

6. Using your brush and a white anil polish, add small lines to the sides of your christmas lights to make it more realistic!

Christmas lights nail art

7. Top coat. TADA! And you’re done!

Christmas lights nail art

What do you guys think? Comments/suggestions are most welcome!

(I still need practice in using my nail art brushes! Agree?)

Dotting Tool Substitute

Yes, you read it right! There are substitutes available in your own home! You don’t need to buy a dotting tool right away, especially when you’re still a beginner (like me!).

In this post, I will be comparing and contrasting three dotting tool substitutes that you can use  on you nail art.

 

 

If you’re game, let’s start!

1. Toothpick

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If you’ve been reading my nail art tutorials, you’ll notice that I use toothpicks a lot. From drawing lines to making dots, that toothpick can do the work! So don’t underestimate that tool. 😉 It is most convenient if you cut the pointy tip. This will make your dot flatter, just like what I did on my Let it Snow Nail Art . Thus, faster for the dots to dry.

2. Hair Pin/Bobby Pin

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For most girls, this is more accessible and it’s hassle free since you don’t need to cut the tip since it’s round enough.

3. Sewing pin

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For our safety and convenience, stick it into an eraser.

Now let’s try using them!

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1. Toothpick

Toothpick as Nail Art Tool

This tool is handy and can give you a satisfactory outcome, especially if you cut the pointy part (right side sample). If the toothpick isn’t cut, it will give you smaller dots (left side sample).

2. Hair/Bobby Pin

Hair Pin as Nail Art Tool

More similar outcome with the dotting tool and it’s handy too!

3. Sewing Pin

Sewing Pin as Nail Art Tool

In this tool, you need to dip it on your nail polish every now and then. Not very convenient for me.

4. Dotting Tool

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 What do you guys think? Similar outcome right? Try it for yourselves! 🙂

(Pardon me, it’s my first time to use a dotting tool)

Christmas Dots Nail Art

(OPI for the white base and Caress in Neon Red and Green Minded for the dots)

Now you could do your own Christmas dots Nail Art! 🙂

Suggestions/Comments are most welcome! Thank you!