Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Paul the Octopus - RIP

Paul the Octopus, who rose to prominence for his accurate predictions of Germany's matches, has died. "His success made him almost a bigger story than the World Cup". We will REMEMBER you forever.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

My Beautility Diary- How to wear a bra?

How to wear a bra?

Recently, My colleague (Anabelle) and I had a chit chat on the beauty of wearing corsets which linked it with a question on how we know that we are wearing a bra in proper method? Improper of bra can make you feel uncomfortable and tighter bra make lead to various sickness and cancer disease. Beside this, we also found that improper wearing a bra might caused your arm become fatter because our fat in between arm and breast suppose push it to breast, remain in our arm.

How to measure your bra size?

1. Undress completely on top.

2. Measure yourself around your torso below your bust. Add five onto the measurement to get your bra size (in inches). If the number it's  an odd number, round it to higher even number. Eg. 33 become 34. This is because bra size do not have odd number.

3. Measure for cup size, you direct measure your bust across your chest. To find a cup size use the chart below.

Tips : You won't know until you try it on your own. Each women have different that's why we have to try before buying any bra. Always remember, the bra size will change along your weight, age, menstrual cycle, pregnancy, etc. So it's a good idea to change your bra as soon as you realize that the bra is too tight or too loose.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

My Beautility Diary - How to use olive oil as your hair treatment?

I just had my hair cut from long hair to short hair on last Saturday. I really wanted to perm and dye my long hair but I facing very serious hair fall and dandruff problem and ended up have to cut it to short hair. According to my hair stylish, my hair fall problem might be because of stress and doesn't have proper sleeping and eating time.. Sigh.

With a few research about hair treatment, I discovered that olive oil is great not only for dry hair, it also make hair smooth, silky and shinny. With a regular use (once a week), you may see the significant results.

There are many ways on how to apply olive oil into your hair.

1. Olive oil with eggs

First, mix olive oil with egg yolk.
After mixing it, apply it onto your scalp and hair
Soak it for a while, at least 30 minutes and rinse well.

2. Olive oil with avocado

- 1 avocado (1/2 for short hair) - save the peel to use in another beauty formula
-  1 egg yolk
- 1/2 teaspoon olive oil

First mash avocado and mix with other ingredients, stirring thoroughly to combine.
Apply mixture to hair and allow it to remain for 30 minutes or longer
rinse it.


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

My Legs Attack By Fish

Fish Spa - Yes, it's fish spa. You may feel so ticklish and very irritating but always interesting. The fish competed each other for bits of loose skin, dead skin or choice of leg hairs.

My sister and I experienced it as one of our first trial facial session in Herbaline. We are sitting at the edge of the pool with our legs dangling in the water with thousand of fishes nibbling our legs. I'm wondering if they would eat me if I fell asleep, LOL, I had watched Piranha movie recently and can imagine back how the Piranhas attacked people in the movie same as how this little fishes attacked my legs once I put it into the pool.

So Do Fish Spa's Work?

Undoubtedly, The fish spa is fun. One of place we can meet our friends and experience unusual and relaxing chit-chat with our friends instead of meet in cafe. My skin definitely look and feel better after the ex-foliating efforts of Garra Rufa or "doctor fish".

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Beauty & Cosmetic Products I bought in Beauty & Cosmetics Mid Year Sales

I still remember, it was a first day of the Beauty & Cosmetics Mid Year Sales which was fall on 26 until 27 June 2010. The organizer arranged this same sales every year in the same place and it was my second time to gave a try since the first time I went and failed to bought anything because out of most of the stocks. This year, my colleagues and I decided went there earlier to avoid the same mistake again.

Here were the products I bought :

SK II - Makeup Box (RM 18)

Product review : I'm using this box to put all my make over products. It's very useful and looks elegant but white color very difficult to take care.

SKII Facial Treatment Essence 30ml (RM 52)

Product review : I love this products, you can feel your skin turn soft after using it. :)

SK II Facial Treatment Clear Lotion 40ml (RM 22)

Product review : I'm using this product to help clean and clear my face before applied Facial Treatment Essence.

BB Cream Multi One Stop
Product review : Now i can save my time during make over and even i get protected from UV.

SK II Facial Treatment Solution 30ml (RM 36)
Product review : Now i can save my time during make over and even i get protected from UV.

Shiseido Purifying Mask (RM 18)

Product review : I used it once after came back from work, I can see my face turn from tiring face to glow and more refresh.

Clinique Mirror (RM 9)

Product review : It's a magnifier mirror. I can look my face and all the pores. It's help me to view very clear during remove blackhead session.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

My Beautility Diary - DIY Pinky Purple White Dot Nail Design

My Beautility Diary - DIY Pinky Purple White Dot Nail Design

Step 1: Prepare all the tools such as air brush, dot brush, base coat and top coat. This time, I will design with the purple Nail Polish with the red (code: 230) and white (code: 710) acrylic color

Step 2: As usual, buffed nails and paint a layer of base coat. After base coat dry, paint a layer of purple color nail polish. While waiting it dry, mix the red and white acrylic color in a piece of board. Once the purple nail polish dry, use the air brush, with lightly touch the mixture of the red and white acrylic color. After that, use the air brush to paint it as half of your nail.

Step 3: Once the pinky and purple nail polish dry, use the dot brush to paint the white dot in between of pink and purple nail polish. Once completed, the final step will be using the top coat to paint it as upper layer to make the design more lasting and shining

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

My Beautility Diary - DIY Lady Bird Nail Polish Design

My Beautility Diary - DIY Lady Bird Nail Polish Design

After my previous design "DIY Snow Flakes Design", I have bought more different type of Nail Art Brush and acrylic color as my design tools and I can explore more design without any limitation of nail polish color.

Step 1: As usual step, buffed nails and paint a layer of base coat.

Step 2: After the base coat dry, paint a layer of black color of nail polish.

Step 3: While waiting the layer of black color nail polish dry. Try to mix the chili red color acrylic (code: 230) and white acrylic color (code: 710). After that applied in to the half nails as shown above picture with the fan type nail art brush. You will see different tone of color.

Step 4: Once the acrylic color dry, you may use the round type nail art brush of dip into the white acrylic color (code: 710) and make a dot as above. You may use your creativity to design it. I have chosen yellow acrylic color (code:100) for my right leg and white acrylic color (code:710) for my left leg 

Step 5: Final step, applied a layer of top coat once the design dry.

Tips:  Applying top coat every 3 days able to make your design more lasting and shinny.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

My Beautility Diary - DIY Snow Flakes Nail Design

Just bought a new tools (Nail Art Brush) for nail design. My design - snow flakes nail design.

My tools - Base Coat, Red nail polish color, Green nail polish color, White nail polish color, Shiny nail polish color, Buff and Nail Art Brush.

Step 1: Buffed nails. Paint a layer of base coat. After the base coat dried, paint a layer of shiny nail polish color.

Step 2: Use nail art brush to draw the red thin line using the red color nail polish. After completed the red thin line dried, continue the same step for the white thin line.

Step 3: Continue the same design on my right hand with green and white nail polish color. This nail design show the different color and same nail design with both hands.

Tips: You may try with each of nails with same design but different nail polish color. It depends on you that how you are going to design... design makes fun and trendy.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Beautility Diary - DIY Pink Leopard Nail Design

My previous blog has shown the DIY Polka Dot Nail Polish Design. Today, we will going try another popular design. We quite often saw the Mannequin wearing the leopard design at the department store window. How about we paint the leopard design on our nail? How? Let's do it NOW ....

Step 1: Choose your favorite nail polish color and the base coat. 

Step 2: Buffed nails. Paint a layer of base coat.

Step 3: Use a darker pink nail polish and paint random dots on your nails.

Step 4: After that, use dark brown / black nail polish paint draw a thin lines / strokes over a dots.

Step 5: DONE !!!

Tips : Add some crystal if you likes.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

My Beautility Diary - DIY Polka Dot Nail Polish Design

It's all about trend, design and product that able to change an outlook of individual no matter who we are !!!

After reading Cheeserland's blogs. This is my test  .... of the DIY of Polka Dot Nail Design

Step 1 : Choose your favorite nail polish color. I will choose the blood red color and pearl white color.

Step 2 : After use my clean buffered nails, paint a layer with the red nail polish. After that wait for few minutes till it's dry. After that, use the pearl white nail polish to paint random dots on your nails.

Step 3 :  DONE... 

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

How to Do Nail Art

Looking for a beautiful way to spice up your look? Nail art can complement your outfit for a special event or add a unique flair to your appearance every day. While very detailed nail art is best left to professionals, there are a number of techniques that you can do in your own home. With a little practice and a lot of patience, you, too, can create beautiful, unique designs to brighten up your nails.

  1. Make sure your nails are in good shape,not bitten. If they aren't, check out the related wiki Hows for tips to keep your nails healthy and beautiful. You don't need a manicure to start creating nail art, but you do need to make sure that your nails are clean and shaped well enough that they look even. Also make sure that your cuticles are nice and healthy. (See wikiHow articles about cuticle care.)

  2. Choose the right products. There are a multitude of different paints and polishes available for nail art, and your choice of products is completely up to you. Experiment with a few different brands and types of polish or paint to see which you like best, and don’t forget to give acrylic craft paints a try—these work great and are a whole lot cheaper than nail paints or polish. You’ll also be able to choose from a variety of implements to help you apply your paint. You can buy professional-grade nail art kits that include all the brushes, strippers, and marbling tools you’ll need, or you can improvise. A toothpick or bobby pin, for example, can help you apply dots and swirl colors with precision, and thin-tipped detail brushes available at your local arts or hobby store can work just as well as special nail art brushes. In addition, remember that you can create art on your natural nails or on artificial tips never over do painted french tips though, silly goose., and the variety of artificial nails is truly dizzying. Perhaps most importantly, though, make sure you have pure acetone for quickly removing mistakes, and have a small brush and / or Q-Tips available solely for applying the acetone.

  3. Look for ideas and techniques. This article is a good primer, but if you have trouble coming up with ideas after a while, or if you want to get more in-depth information about techniques, consider taking a class at your local nail salon. Just a few hours with a professional teacher can advance your skills like years of practice. There are also a number of books on nail art; you may be able to find one in your local library or bookstore, but if not you buy them online. Finally, the web is a great resource, especially if you’re just looking for new ideas. There are several sites on which people post their latest creations, and you can also find a few forums frequented by beginners and pros alike.

  4. Get your materials ready. While nail art requires a lot of patience, you’re also constantly working against the clock when you’re creating it, since the paints and polishes dry fairly quickly. Before you begin, make sure you have everything you need ready and accessible, especially acetone for quickly removing mistakes.

  5. Give your nails a base coat. Before you begin your nail art you need to create your canvas. Depending on the look you’re going for, you can paint your nails a neutral color, such as clear, white, pale beige or pink, or you can paint them any other color you desire. You may also wish to divide the nail into two or three different colors. Do two coats, as it strengthens the nail and gives a better finish. Make sure your “canvas” is neat and even, and allow it to dry thoroughly before proceeding.

  6. Create your nail art on top of the base coat. Roll your brush or other tool in one color of paint to make sure the paint adequately and evenly covers it. If your brush has globs, excess paint, or not enough paint, you’re going to have trouble painting. Keep your art simple. There’s plenty of room for creativity—you can create pictures, abstract designs, etc. to your heart’s content—but don’t make your nails look too “busy.” Simple designs are often the most beautiful, and if you’re a beginner your chances of success are far greater the simpler your art is.

  7. Apply a top coat. Once all your nail art is dry, paint over it with a clear protective acrylic top coat to seal and protect your nail and your hard work.

  8. Care for your art. Reapply a clear top coat every two or three days to protect your art and to keep your nails looking shiny, and apply cuticle oil daily. Treat your nails with care—wear gloves when gardening or doing other “doing work,” and exercise caution when performing tasks, such as opening soda cans, that may damage your nails.

Paint Simple Objects and Designs

  1. Draw designs or objects. Use a brush with a very thin tip to paint an outline of the object or design you’re painting. A nail art pen will work well for this too.

  2. Fill it in your outline. You can use the same brush or a slightly thicker one to fill in your outline, either with the same color or with a new one. Apply one color at a time, and if your outline is a different color than the fill, allow the outline to dry first. Reapply paint to the brush as needed, and let each color dry before adding a new one.Add other colors to make new designs or add highlights. Once your first color is dry, you can add other colors either on top of the first or in other places on the nail.

    • Dip a striper brush, toothpick, or pin into the desired color. You can create dots of varying sizes by using thinner- or thicker-tipped implements. Lightly touch the implement to the nail.

  3. Manipulate dots as desired. You can use dots to make abstract designs or any pictures you would like to add. To make trailing dots, dip the implement in the paint once and apply several dots with it without reapplying paint. The dots will get smaller with each dot since less paint will remain on the implement. To make a simple flower, arrange five dots of one color in a circle with a dot of another color in the center. You can add a stem by painting a thin, curved, green line leading to the flower. You can also use your fine-tipped implement to drag the paint out from the wet dot to create rays, swirls, and other designs. You can also create your own designs to your fashion. All designs look great!

  4. A great tool to use is a tip of a bobby-pin. Bend it and you have a priceless tool that is almost just like the ones that they use in the nail shops.

Blend Colors on the Nail

  1. Apply a dot of one color.

  2. Use a clean toothpick to apply a dot of another color on top of the first dot while the first dot is still wet.

  3. Use a clean toothpick, stripier brush, or other implement to drag the colors outward together, or to swirl the dots together. You can also create a marble effect by randomly placing several dots of one color on the nail, then placing several dots of another color around and on top of the first set of dots, and finally swirling the dots around and together by moving your implement in a criss-cross, S-shaped, or figure 8 pattern.

Water Marbling

  1. Fill a shallow, wide-mouthed cup or bowl about 90% full with water.

  2. Add desired colors of paint to the water. Have your paints open and ready to go, as they will harden quickly on the surface of the water. Drop a drop or two of the colors you want to use on top of the water. A high-quality nail polish works best for this method.

  3. Create the marbled design in the water. Repeatedly drag a pin or toothpick through the the surface.

  4. Use a cotton swab to remove the excess polish from the surface while your nail is still submerged in the water.

  5. Remove nail from water and use a cotton swab (with acetone if necessary), to clean up the edges and remove polish from the finger.

Apply Jewels or Stickers

  1. Use tweezers or a special applicator to dip small jewel or sticker into a drop of nail gel or nail glue. You can buy specially-made jewels and stickers from nail art supply stores, or you can use your own—just make sure they are small and have flat bottoms.

  2. Place jewel or sticker flat onto nail. Press down gently and allow to dry.

  3. Cover nail (and jewel or sticker) with clear gloss top coat.

Apply Glitter (3 methods)

  1. Mix glitter with nail gel or paint. Dip brush into mixture and brush the mixture onto the nail in desired shape or pattern. Let dry and apply top coat.

  2. Apply nail gel on nail only where you want to apply glitter. Dust the nail with glitter and lightly shake to remove excess. Allow the gel and glitter to dry, and use a small implement to remove any glitter that you don’t want. Apply top coat.

  3. Cover entire nail with nail gel or polish. Dust with glitter. Allow to dry and apply top coat.
To make leaves or flowers, take a tiny 'square' tipped brush and dip one corner into..for example.. dark green, and the other corner of the brush into a lighter green, make a nike swish like stroke onto the nail. You will see that it makes what resembles leaves. Depending on how you angle the brush. Practice it on a piece of paper. If you use other colors, it will make what looks like flower petals. Practice so you know how to do it. Try changing the angle you hold the brush. You can get the 'feel' for it this way. Just make a small quick stroke with the two colors loaded onto the brush. Then you can use a tiny pointy tipped brush to add the division between leaves or outline of a flower.


  • You can make a more intricate flower by making larger dots with the bobby pin and using a toothpick to drag the dots into the center.
  • If you want a design or picture that’s more intricate than what you can do on your own, but you don’t want to pay a professional to do your nail art, you can buy stickers or pre-printed artificial nails.
  • You can also airbrush your nails and use stencils or masks to create designs.
  • Add gems to the edge of your French manicure or paint your team's flag in the corner. Also, white flowers on any color is a classic look.
  • Start with something simple. Don’t try painting a miniature copy of the Mona Lisa on your first try: you’ll only mess up and get put off! Try flowers and letters, and build up gradually to complex designs.
  • Make sure each color of nail art is completely dry before starting another color (unless you’re trying to blend them); if the first color is still wet it will smudge and ruin your art.
  • Use different implements for different colors, or clean your brush or tool between each color, just as you would clean a paintbrush when you change colors

Things You'll Need

  • Toothpick (or nail 'dotter', stylus pen, or thin-tipped brushes
  • Nail polish or acrylic paints (several colors)
  • Acetone (nail polish remover)


  • Some people may be allergic to some nail products. If you experience an adverse reaction to a product, thoroughly wash your hands, use acetone to remove it, if necessary, and discontinue using the product.
  • Acetone and many nail polishes give off fumes and / or are flammable. Use in a well-ventilated area, and avoid fire, sparks, or smoking around these products or while they are wet on your nails.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Things you need for amazing nail art

A fine paintbrush is one of the first things you need!! You can buy these from your local art shop; just select a very thin artists paintbrush, but make sure you can use it with acrylics. These brushes should not cost much either Or you can browse on the internet for nail art brushes.

A good set of acrylic paints are essential for nail art. You can use nail varnish to paint on your deigns, but they can muck up your brushes, take a while to dry and are thicker therefore are harder to paint on. Acrylics are nice and light and flow onto the nail! 
I get mine from http://www.nailartshopuk.com but I have used artists acrylics in the past, making sure I applied base coats to the nails before painting to prevent staining.

A collection of odds-and-ends is ideal for a nail artist. Rhinestones and glitters are favourites, and are easy to get hold of. Try http://www.allthingsnails.co.uk , http://www.nailartshopuk.com or even try http://www.ebay.com because there are always auctions for rhinestones and bullion and glitters there. I use chains from broken necklaces etc to fix onto my nails for a different look, also I love nail art jewellery. Anything you see that would look good on nails, keep and save it for your nail art.

I use nail varnishes for my base coats, aswell as painting my designs with them. Make sure you have a good range of different colours. Any make will do, but a lot of technicians favour the polishes by Creative Nail Design, Toma, OPI etc.

A good topcoat is a MUST for nail art because you need to make sure your design is sealed.
If you do not want to practise on your own nails, try this idea: Buy a pack of false tips - I get mine from Claires Accessories, they are roughly about £2.50-£3 for a pack of 20. Get some blue tack and stick it on the end of a cocktail stick, or an orange stick. Then stick this to the back of the nail. You can hold the stick while you paint on the nail!
First Step
You cant grab the brush, dip it in paint and expect to be the nail artist equivalent to Monet! Nail art takes time and practise, to settle into your own style. Begin with practising simple shapes, like stripes, dots etc. This will allow you to become adjusted to your brush, and youll become comfortable with using it and angling it.
You do not need to pile paint onto the brush. Simply wet the brush at the tip, lightly dip it into the paint, so that the tip is coated with a thin layer of it. Of course, if you want to do a design where it requires heavy hand painting, ie painting large dots, then pile away! Most nail artists tend to use a less amount though.
Try resting your arm on a table if your hand is a little shaky. Take your time, do not rush yourself.

Becoming More Acquainted With Nail Art

Once your comfortable, and confident that you can paint the basics, try notching your creative side up. Flowers, hearts etc are easy to do, and look eye-catching and pretty too!
To do flowers

1. Paint on a base coat colour. Any colour you wish!

2. Carefully dip your brush into acrylic paint, any colour, but if your base colour is light, try a dark colour, ie blue, and if its dark, try a light paint colour, ie white! Take your brush and gently paint a little line, imitating a petal. If you want it to be easier, load your brush a little heavy, then place your tip down, flat on the nail, so the imprint of the brush shape is left. Do this 5 times, for 5 petals.

3. Paint a dot in the centre on the petals, acting as the middle of the flower.

4. Paint more over the nails in the same fashion, or just leave it as one. Remember to seal with topcoat!!

You can always expand on this design! Instead of painting the middle, try using a rhinestone! Sparkly and pretty! Just dab some topcoat or just clear varnish over the flower, wet the end of a cocktail/orange stick. Place the tip of the stick onto a rhinestone so that it is picked up. Carry it over to the flower and place it in the centre. You may want to push it down with the end of the stick, so it sticks into place better! DO NOT FORGET TO SEAL IT!! flower2.jpg

Another idea you could do is adding flashes of colour onto the petals. After painting the petals in one colour, take your brush, wet the tip and dip it carefully into a darker or lighter colour. Very slowly and gently, starting from the centre of the flower, slide the brush tip down the side of the petal, stopping about halfway. You should be creating a thin line of colour. Repeat until thin lines have been created across the whole petal, it usually takes about 3-4 lines for me.
To do a heart

1. Apply a base colour.

2. Paint on 2 quite large dots, next to each other.

3. From the outside of each dot, draw a diagonal line, so youre forming a V shape, with the 2 dots at the top.

4. Fill in the space inside the V. Then, with a light amount of paint on your brush, fill in the outsides, forming a more curved and fuller heart shape. Then add topcoat.

Practising with basic shapes like these will build up your ability. Try placing the designs together, having hearts and flowers in one design. Experiment with different colours too. Add rhinestones and glitter And most of all, have fun while youre experimenting.

A Lil Bit Harder

After youve dabbled with the basic forms of nail art, its time to get your fingers doing some more complex artwork. Your imagination is your only limit, so you can do whatever you want on a nail!

Here are instructions for creating a beach scene. Its a more simple version, but after you have mastered this, you can adapt it to your own scene!

1. Paint the bottom half of the nail a darkish blue colour to represent the sea, then paint the rest a lighter blue, for the sky. Take a light blue paint (remember, you can mix your paints! Dab some blue onto a palette and mix in white paint!!), and using paint little stripes across, to show the reflection on the water.

2. Paint an island! It might help to paint it in white acrylic paint first, then paint on yellow once its dry. This acts as a base coat, so none of the blue varnish underneath will show through.

3. Paint the palm tree trunk! Take a brown colour paint, and paint a stripe, but, try to curve it, and make it a bit thick, as in the picture.

4. The leaves. Using curved stripes again, in green paint. You can add an more realistic touch, by adding a lighter green colour on them, using the same technique as I explained with the flower petals.

5. Paint a white circle and fill it in. Once its dried, colour it with yellow. Once that has dried, paint one half orange. Once the design has dried, topcoat it!

Leopard Print

This is more easier, but is very eye-catching!

1. Paint on a gold-ish base colour.

2. Taking a slightly darker gold/brown/yellow colour, paint on large spots, but make them jagged looking.

3. Taking a dark brown colour, paint on an outline for each dot. I usually paint this outline in 3 pieces, so that there are chunks or darkness around the spots. Add random dots of dark colour around the shapes. Finish with topcoat.

You can use many different colours for this design!! Pink and white looks very funky and blue and pink is a nice variation too!! Let your imagination run wild!
The Butterfly design is quite hard to masterbut plenty of practise and youll get it in no time!!

1. Paint on a light base coat colour. In the centre, paint 3 dots, one big, for the head, and 2 smaller ones for the body.

2. Loading a very small amount of black/white paint on the 
very tip of your brush, carefully and lightly paint a line, starting from the head. Curve it into the shape of a wing and end it back to the body. Repeat for the other side.

3. Do the same for the smaller wings, on both sides.

4. Decorate your butterfly! You can do this anyway you want to, using any colours or patterns. Then finish by adding 2 thin swooping lines for the antennae! Topcoat the design. You could always use rhinestones for the body, instead of paint, or you could put rhinestones on the wings!!
Moving On
Ok, so youve seen how a few harder designs are done. Now lets do some even harder ones!!

The Playboy Bunny.

This is quite hard to do, it took me several attempts to get this right!

1. Paint on a base coat colour. Using a fine amount of black paint, draw a circle with the very tip of your brush. Using curved lines, draw the right ear.

2. For the next ear, draw a slightly curved line, starting from the base of the other ear, and stretching out to the left. Using a more curved line, start at the base again, curve the line and join it to the other line you just painted.
At the bottom of the head, draw a line going down, the another from the end of it, slanting back up. Next to that, draw another going down, then at the back of the shape, where the circle curves, draw another line going down. Join these 2 lines with a curved line. This is the neck and bow-tie of the bunny!

3. Fill in the shape with paint. Adjust the shape of the bunny, so make the front of the head less curved by taking a brush, dipping it in the base colour, and painting over it. Fill in the ears a bit, making them a little thicker, if needed. Basically, just adjust the proportion until it looks ok to you.

4. Then, taking the base coat colour, paint on a dot for the eye, or use a rhinestone! Take the colour of the bunny, and carefully paint the bow-tie, which is basically 2 triangles, on their sides, joined together. Paint a line under the neck for the collar. Topcoat it!

The idea with abstract is that the design is made from different shapes to form a pattern. You can do whatever you want when doing abstract! But heres an idea to get you started

1. Start with a natural base, so either use a clear basecoat, or paint the nail in a natural colour, like a manicure pink. Paint 2 curved chunks of colour on each side, leave a space between them.

2. Outline the right one in a darker colour, and inside the chunk, paint 2 lines, then another cutting through them both.

3. On the left chunk, take a light colour and paint a spiral, copying the shape of the chunk.

4. Take a very dark colour, and paint a curved, thick line, swooping from the top to the bottom. Paint on white dots from the bottom of it, crossing over the line to the top. Make sure the spots start off small then get bigger. Do another line of dots at the bottom.

5. In the top right corner, take a colour, then just paint 3 lines. Topcoat the design. Add rhinestones if you wish, or add your own shapes. :*)
Writing On The Nail

This takes a very steady hand and a lot of patience!

1. Paint on a light base colour.

2. Dip ever so lightly into black acrylic paint and write on the nail. Treat it is as if you were holding a pen and writing on paper. You may want to practise using your brush and painting small scale onto a scrap of paper. Use simple lines and curves to create a simple font type.

3. Repeat the text all over the nail, or just leave it as one word etc. Topcoat it.


Youre probably getting the hang of this nail art malarkey by now!! So just to end, Ill go through 3 techniques you may wish to introduce into your art.

Water Marbling Technique

You will need:

2-3 different colour polishes - glitters and frosted varnishes will not work. Just use normal.

Cup/jar/glass of cold/room temp water

A few cocktail sticks



Cotton Buds / cocktail or orange stick with cotton wool wrapped at one end

Nail Varnish Remover

Base & Topcoat

1. Lay newspaper down on a table or flat surface, and set the glass of water on top.

2. Paint the nails to be marbled WHITE with white nail enamel, don't forget to apply base coat

3. Taking your first desired colour, drip a drop of enamel onto the surface of the water in the glass. Wait for it to spread out across the water, then add the 2nd colour onto the middle of the first colour. Wait for the colour to spread out, and drip the 3rd colour in.

4. Taking a cocktail stick, gently swirl the polishes to make patterns. Swirl slowly and gently.

5. Dip your nail/fingertip into the area of polish you desire, take the cocktail stick, swoosh the polish on the water to one side, and remove your finger.

6. Clean off polish from the cocktail stick with the tissue, and remove ALL traces of polish from the water.

7. Repeat steps 3-6 for each nail.

8. Take a cotton bud or cotton wool ended stick, dip in nail varnish remover and remove all traces of polish from the skin.

9. Apply topcoat.

Sponging Technique

You will need:

Sponge cut up into smaller pieces

Nail varnishes

Base & Topcoat


1. Apply basecoat to all nails.

2. Take a dark colour, i.e. a hot pink colour, and drip some drops onto the palette. Take the sponge, dab it into the paint, and sponge onto the tips of the nails.

3. Take a lighter colour, i.e., baby pink, and again, drip onto the palette. Using a new sponge piece or the other side to the one previously used, sponge on under the hot pink as well as slightly overlapping the 2 colours.

4. Take a white enamel, drip onto the palette. Lightly dab a new sponge into the white and gently sponge right at the bottom of the nail (the cuticle base). Slightly overly the baby pink, and slightly overlap where the hot and baby pink meet.

5. Apply topcoat for the colours to blend more and to make the varnish longer lasting.

Adding rhinestones, bullion, etc
You will need:

Rhinestones, bullion etc
Base & Topcoat
Cocktail stick

1. Apply base coat, wet the end of a cocktail stick.

2. Place the wet end of the stick onto a rhinestone or whatever you want to place on the nail. Carry it over to where you want it on the nail and place down. Press the end of the stick onto hard.

3. Repeat if you want more rhinestones etc.

4. Apply 2 coats of Topcoat.
Thats basically it!!! I shall be working on another help sheet soon, with more techniques and art to try. Meanwhile, try getting hold of some nail art books, try http://thecreativenailplace.co.uk which sell a large range of nail books. I highly recommend Nail Artistry, by The Untouchables, its full of colour photos, ideas and step-by-steps for beginners and professional nail artists.