Be Pretty In Pastels
Be Pretty In Pastels
In this video, we demonstrate how to create beautiful nail art and design with NYC brand pastel nail varnish. With a huge array of colours and designs to choose from, it's absolutely stunning and easy to apply.
Today, I'll be showing you how to do some very simple nail art using NYC Expert Last nail polish in their wonderful new pastel colours. So, on the first nail, we have Lavender Cupcake which is a wonderful lilac colour already painted and what I'm going to do is use Bubblegum Pink to draw dots all around the nail. With this, you get your foil and put some of the nail varnish onto the foil, so for this, you'll just need foil and a cuticle stick.
Just dab the nail polish there in the middle. Once you've done that, grab your cuticle stick, dip it into the nail varnish and then you start at the base of the nail near the cuticle area you just put the dots right there. What's great about these pastel colours is they are long lasting, they can last up to seven days, so you know once you've done your wonderful pastel nail art that it will last a while.
So, we just follow your natural nail shape around, you can bring this closer to the edge or you can bring it farther in if you prefer and then back up the sides. Moving on the next nail, we've got Macaroon Mint on Emily's index finger already and what I'm going to do now is not nail art but a nail effect. A lot of people think that glitter is just for parties, it's not something you can wear everyday but if you're using Gramercy Glitz which is one of NYC's glitter colours, you can actually create a really nice wearable, subtle glitter effect everyday.
So, with this, we've already got Macaroon Mint painted onto the nail so all you need to do is paint the glitter varnish on top. With this, it's very subtle so I would recommend two coats. On the third finger, we've got Lavender Cupcake which is the same colour we have on Emily's thumb and we're now going to use Macaroon Mint to do an alternative French manicure.
You start with a little nail varnish on the brush, start from the left of the nail and bring the brush to the middle and bring it in from the right so that they meet. Be sure not to put too much nail varnish on the brush. You can go over it with a second coat, and it doesn't matter too much what the first coat looks like because that's your outline.
For the fourth finger, I'm going to do a very simple leopard print design, you've probably seen these everywhere and you're probably in love with leopard print, and I'm going to use City Blackout as the leopard print outline. Again, we'll use the foil to put some of the nail varnish onto, and we'll use our trusty cuticle stick. Pop that into the polish, it doesn't matter where you do any of the patterns, the great thing about leopard print is you can really mess around with this on the nail.
The key is to do simple strokes, so once you've done your black outline using City Blackout, you can then chose another pastel colour or any other colour that you think will go nicely. I'm going to choose the Macaroon Mint to basically fill out that black outline. And again, if you put the nail varnish onto the foil, this time, if you grab another cuticle stick, be sure that you don't have any of the black varnish left on it.
What I'm going to do is literally grab the cuticle stick, dip it into the nail varnish and this time, I'm going to fill in the spots. For the last nail, I'm going to do a very simple zigzag look. So, we've got Macaroon Mint painted onto the nail already and I'm going to use Pinstripe White for this look.
So, we'll start with the white, use your foil and put some of that onto the foil. With this one, you do need a bit of a steady hand, dip your cuticle stick into the nail varnish and you can choose where you want to have your zigzags. I'm going to start in the middle and just have one simple zigzag.
You can choose to have the zigzag as thin or as wide as you want. The choice is completely up to you. What you might want to do as well is do a very faint outline and then go back, which is what I'm doing here.
We've hardly got any nail varnish on the cuticle stick but this will help guide us wh