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Tuesday, 16 February 2016

The Digit-al Dozen Does Nail Heroes - Day 2 - Flickanail

Hi everyone! It's Day 2 of Nail Heroes week with The Digit-al Dozen! I really admire a lot of Japanese nail artists on Instagram and love seeing their style of nail art. What I seem to be drawn to most is the cute and well thought out skittlette manis that seem to be popular. I'm not a huge skittlette fan in general but I LOVE how many Japanese artists I follow seem to have such a knack for creating them! 

Saori Nakagawa aka Flickanail is one of my favourites! Her designs range from simple to intricate and are so recogniseable on my IG feed! 

I recently saw a purple and silver skittlette with a stunning marble type design and art deco feel to it at the same time and knew I wanted to recreate it. 

I think that Flickanail works with gel but this is my regular polish version! 

The Digit-al Dozen does Nail Heroes - Day 2 - Flickanail - Purple & Silver Skittlette

I started out by using 2 coats of The Knight Bus from Paint Box Polish for the purple nails. I then used black acrylic paint to freehand the scale design then went over it with China Glaze Icicle and a small dotting tool. 

I used two coats of Icicle on my middle fingernail. For my ring finger I started out with a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls to give me an off white/grey base for the marble gradient swirl design (can you tell I'm not really sure what to call it?). I then used a fan brush and black and white acrylic paint to create a gradient in a sweeping motion across the nail and finished with topcoat. 

The Digit-al Dozen does Nail Heroes - Day 2 - Flickanail - Purple & Silver Skittlette

Overall I like how this turned out. I'll definitely be trying the sweeping gradient again. It is easily my favourite part of this mani! What do you think of it? I highly suggest you check out Flickanail on Instagram. She is awesome! 

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5 comments:

  1. This looks good. I like the design on the purple nail the most.

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  2. This is a really pretty look! The sweeping gradient is a really interesting technique!

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  3. Amazing nails! Each of them is fabulous! Grey and purple is a great color combination, as for me. I'm so inspired by your manicure now, that all I can think about is only nail nail nail!

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