Sunday, 18 November 2012

CND Shellac Nail Art - Additives and WAH inspiration

Now this is my best friend Fung-ling (twitter: @fungling_y), you've yet to be introduced to her so here you go - blog readers meet Fudge! My gorgeous and oh so fashion forward friend has been the only person that I have known CND Shellac to last 4 or even 5 weeks on! But, yes, the grow out is a little extreme :)

She used to have acrylic extensions, overlays and 3D nail art but has recently been testing my nail art capabilities with Shellac. This is the first real nail art I did with her and she'd picked out a classic design by WAH nails (, twitter: @wahnails, instagram: @wahnails) - the basketcase and candy stripe manicure.

Fudge was really keen on having a pastel toned base, so I played around by mixing Cream Puff with my Cerulean Blue Additive pigment to create the pale, baby blue colour. I mixed the white and blue in a ceramic mixing palette and applied two coats, curing between each. It applied a little grainy, but once topcoat was applied later, you would never know. To create the vertical candy stripes and the basketcase pattern, I used a small striper brush and Rosebud.

I absolutely LOVE the colour combination and the design was a little painstaking but very effective once complete. Check out @wahnails on instagram for loads of exciting and inspiring designs from their Dalston and Topshop salons in London.

Disclaimer - All products used for this manicure were bought myself, for more info about myself and CND Shellac please check out my disclaimer page here. I might not be a professional, but I sure love me some Shellac nail art :)


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