Sunday, 18 June 2017

Father's Day Nail Art

Hey,

It's Father's Day today here in the UK.  I was unlucky and lost my Dad when I was 8, which was devastating at the time, and I still remember it like it was yesterday.  There isn't a day when I don't think about him, especially when things happen in my life that I would want him to see and be proud of, like when I got married.  I do however, have the best Step-Dad who really looks after me, and treats me like I am his own, which I am so so grateful for.

So I created this manicure in memory of my Dad and in celebration of my amazing Step-Dad.  What a better design to do than ties, which most men wear to work (beside's my hubby who is lucky enough to wear what he likes to work!)

I only painted this design on one of my hands, which is very unusual for me, because I wasn't too pleased with how it turned out, so I didn't see the point on doing it on the other hand too.  Let me know your thoughts.

I hope you spoiled your Dad or Step-Dad too!!
Dee .x.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Scalloped French Manicure

Hey,

So it's that time again when I bring you another amazing collab.  This time I teamed up with @paintedbybrooklyn, who is an amazing nail artist, and like me, does it as a hobby, not as a job.  I knew when I found Brooklyn on Instagram that I would definitely want to collab with her, as I think her style of painting is similar to mine.  We both came across this design by a lady on YouTube whose channel I will link here https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjUDefAB0n55AQwk5UtQIlg  We're both a fan of hers as her nail art is amazing.  Go and check them both out.

I love how perfect this design is for summer, and it's really elegant, and subtle, and would be perfect for a summer wedding.  This is a really nice and interesting take on a basic French Manicure design, and I suppose it could be done with other flowers, or different colour roses too.
Dee .x.

Tropical Nail Art

Hello there!

Thanks for stopping by to check out my new post.  Here is this weeks design of a tropical inspired design of palm leaves and flowers.  I have wanted to do a design like this for a while, but was waiting for the weather to get warmer as this is a real summer design.  It's finally warming up in the UK (or as much as the UK does - it was 25 degrees today, which was bliss - but not so much to work in.) 

I used a pale baby blue base for this design, unfortunately, as always, the camera doesn't show up pastel colours too much.  But you can imagine what it's meant to look like.

I have created another tutorial for this design, so please check my Instagram out to see this, and don't forget to give it a like.  I hope this design puts you in a summery mood, like it has to me!!
Dee .x.

Arrowhead Nail Art

Hey,

Here is last weeks design which I have called 'arrowhead' as I wasn't really sure what else to call it.  I asked my amazing mum, (who always has the right answer) and she said arrowhead, and sent me a picture of a pattern which is virtually the same.  So thanks mum, as always :)

This design was inspired by @25sweetpeas, who created the design in the same colours (But I think used neon green instead of yellow.)  I love this design, it looks so complicated, however it wasn't too tricky to create.  I've actually started creating GIF tutorials for my designs, however I am unable to post them on my blog for some reason, so please go and check them out on my Instagram @naildeesignz and let me know what you think of them.  

I hope you love this design as much as I do, and recreate it using different colour combinations.  Don't forget to send them to me or use the #naildeesignz.

Dee .x.

Monday, 5 June 2017

Blue Rose Nail Art & Collab

Hey,

I bring you yet another collab!! This one was with the amazingly talented Sarah @25sweetpeas.  Her nail art is simply amazing.  When we decided to collab together, we had to choose what collab to do.  We both settled with doing a mani swap.  This is where she chooses one of my designs to recreate and I choose one of hers.  I've never been great at making decisions, but oh my, this was so tricky.  Her designs are all incredible, and I wanted to recreate all of them!!  I did however finally decide on the blue roses, and I am so so happy with them.  Sarah chose to recreate my purple daisies, which I actually did for my previous collab, so go and check that out.

Don't forget to check Sarah out too. Her website is linked below and you can find her on facebook, instagram and twitter by searching @25sweetpeas
Dee .x.

Sunday, 28 May 2017

Spring Daisies Collab

Hey,

As mentioned in my previous post, I teamed up with Henna on Instagram @h3nna.does.nails to create a spring nail collab.  We both decided that daisies would be good for spring, and why not do something different by using purple.  So that's what we did.  I created this design first, then was unhappy with it, so created the smaller daisies.  When Henna showed me her design I realised that this design actually looks much better, and less of a contrast.  Please go over to Instagram and show myself and Henna some love.  Her designs are so creative.
Dee .x.

Dry Brush Cheetah Nail Art

Hey,

It's been a while since I created a dry brush design, and I just love this technique.  It's so easy, yet looks so complicated.  My students at school this week just couldn't get their heads around it, and were convinced that I had used a stencil to create them.  This is one of my favourite designs i've created, but somehow received the least likes on facebook and instagram. Maybe I see something different!!  I hope you like the design as much as I do.
Dee .x.