Today I am excited to introduce Alice who is a long time friend of mine. I don’t quite remember how we met but it feels like I’ve known Alice for ages! She’s of course the blogger behind the British nail blog One Nail To Rule Them All, which I am sure you are all very familiar with. She’s guest posted for me before, two years ago already. Alice has incredible freehand skills and does super detailed work on her adorable shorties, proving that you don’t need long nails to have pretty nail art! Let’s take a look at what she came up with for you guys!
It’s such an honour to be on Emily’s blog today! I’ve done a couple of guest posts before for Emily, and vice versa and it’s always lovely to do. As Emily is going away on holiday, sunning herself in the south of France, I wanted to pick a design that was bright and cheerful. I don’t often use neon shades in my designs, not because I don’t like them but because I really don’t own very many, perhaps two or three at most. They always make a design seem so fun though, and I wanted to combine that with one of my favourite designs to do: tribal. I also really like accent nails, I haven’t quite mastered the art of the skittle or accents like Emily has, but I like how they make a design pop. I’ve included a tutorial so you can create these yourself too if you want!
I used Barry M – On Your Marks for the yellow, and Barry M – Miami for the pink. Then I used acrylic paint for the black and white along with the smaller Winstonia brush in this collection. Finished with a coat of Seche Vite.
Step 1: Paint your nails with your base colours, you can do all your nails the same if you want but I like the contrasting colours
Step 2: Using a striping brush draw two triangles coming from your cuticle
Step 3: Repeat this step with a smaller triangle
Step 4: Using the tip of your brush draw tiny triangles around the lines you’ve just drawn
Step 5: Fill in alternate lines with white
Step 6: Add detailing to the white part and finish off with a topcoat to seal in your design
I’d love to know what you think, and I’d love to see pictures if you recreate them! You can tweet me @onenailtorule or send me a picture on instagram @onenailtorulethemall
Thanks again to Emily for having me!
Woah! Thank you so much Alice for these stunning tribal nails! And for generously including a tutorial! I always adore your tutorials because they are so clear and easy to follow. If only I could paint such perfectly straight thin lines like you can! These are so utterly perfect! Make sure to head on over to Alice’s blog for more stunning nail art like this and follow her on social media! Show this talented lady some love!