Mosaic nails – take two (tutorial)

Happy Easter everyone! 😀

Remember my earlier mosaic manicure? Recently I created a guest post for the lovely Louise at Mommy Loves Nail Polish. In case you’ve missed it, click here to read the full post. Don’t forget to leave her some love! I chose re-create the mosaic design, this time with softer shades. This is the result:
mosaic1Pmosaic products usedroducts used:
medium striper;
Purity by Zoya;
Blu by Zoya;
Tart-y For The Party by China Glaze;
Keep Calm, Paint On by China Glaze;
Trout Pout by Butter London;
Jasper by Butter London.mosaic tutorialHow to:
1. Start with a white base. I used Zoya’s Purity.
2, 3, 4, 5. Create random stripes by using a medium striper and a soft green/soft yellow polish. I like to create different patterns on each nail. Make sure you’ll get 8 spaces to fill in later.
6. Fill in two random spaces with a corally pink polish.
7. Fill in two random spaces with a soft yellow polish.
8. Fill in two random spaces with a soft blue polish.
9. Fill in the last two spaces with a light purple polish, allow the design to dry completely (to prevent ‘dragging’ with top coat, and finish with your favorite top coat (Seche Vite).


Once in a while I head over to Pinterest for inspiration. You can find lots of amazing nail designs over there. A while back I came across a gorgeous geometric design that I used as my inspiration for this mani. mosaic2I started this mani with two coats of white polish (Purity by Zoya). After that was completely dry I created some geometric shapes with a thin nail art brush and a black polish (Liquid Leather by China Glaze). Then I filled in the white spaces with red, pink, yellow, blue and green polish (see below) and finished with one coat of Seche Vite. For those who would like to see a tutorial of this design: I’m waiting for a tripod to arrive so that I can (try) make a video 😀 I tried to make a photo tutorial but I’m not happy with the result.mosaic
Colors used:
Purity by Zoya (white base)
Liquid Leather by China Glaze (black)
Pool girl by ANNY (blue)
Surfing crocodile by ANNY (green)
Woman in red by ANNY (red)
The It Color by OPI (yellow)
Ate Berries In The Canaries by OPI (pink)

What do you think of this mosaic design?

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