Thursday, June 30, 2016

TUTORIAL: Mandala nail art and knuckle tattoos

More and more I see cool ladies wearing knuckle tattoos and other amazing henna inspired art. But since I can't commit to real tattoos I decided to show you how to make some nail art that compliments some faux finger tattoos.


For this manicure I used a base pink polish since I knew that the glitter I choose has a slight pink base. The chosen base is Catrice Crush on matt. The glitters are by China glaze Point me to the party. I choose this glitter since Summer is time for neons and glitter instantly gives you a fun base to work with. Then I choose MoYou London Mandala 4 plate that has a few similar designs as the ones I wanted to create on my fingers. The stamping polish I used is Essence Stamp me! Black. And for the finger art I used Catrice Zensibility Eyeliner art pen.


I got this fancy eyeliner pen from the recent Catrice Zensibility collection. It is made in such a way that it creates different sized dots. And it is meant as a eyeliner. But I know most of you don't have such things laying around the home. So you can use any type of eyeliner, or maybe just apply the eyeliner liquid to a dotting tool to make the dots. But if you want a more permanent decor use henna colors or any alcohol based pen. And if you are a temporary tattoo fan use those as decor, you can get them just about anywhere now a days. Especially the metallic kind that look amazing on anyone.


Step 1: Apply base nail polish. Make sure it matches the glitter that comes next if it has a sheer jelly base like mine.
Step 2: Apply glitter polish. Use as much coats as you like. 
Step 3: Apply nail stamps. They are optional since you can use any other nail art technique you feel comfortable with.
Step 4: Clean up time!
Step 5: Create finger art. I made 3 dotts on each finger that correspond with the mandala pattern on the nails. I had to make a couple of layers of it due to the formula of the eyeliner tool. 



Here is the finished result. And I admit I fell in love with it. They seem so happy and full of positive vibes. Perfect for any Summer festival.


I relay want to know what you think about this look! I would love to see if any of you wear such nail art.


If you are looking for more classical nail art looks visit Glam express. Don't forget to also check out some of the make up looks that the other talented ladies post online.



xoxo
Gin

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