Friday, June 21, 2013

Simple Summer Nail Art with MUA

Hi!

I've really been enjoying playing with the new MUA polishes I mentioned in this post. I've already shown you the blue, which I was really impressed with. Next up I have the purple (Frozen Yoghurt) and mint green (pistachio). I wanted to try these two colours together so I did some really simple nail art using a french manicure sticker, some striping tape, and a dotting tool.


I used a base coat, then painted each nail with an alternating colour. Then I added a topcoat to seal the base colour before doing any nail art.


For my index finger, I used two coats of the purple, a topcoat,  then dotted on 6 dots in a flower shape. I went over the middle dots with the purple. For my middle finger, I used two coats of the mint, a topcoat, then when it was completely dry, I put three pieces of striping tape down the length of my nail, painted purple over the whole lot, then immediately removed the tape. For my ring finger, I used a purple base and dotted on the mint. For my little finger, I used two coats of mint, then used a french manicure tip sticker across the bottom part, painted over with purple, then added purple dots. My thumb is just a copy of my little finger.


I'm really impressed with these polishes - with a topcoat, the whole mani lasted perfectly for 3 days until I wanted to change my polish. I have no doubt it would last longer if I hadn't wanted to swatch something else. The MUA polishes were opaque in two coats, and they didn't chip or wear. The picture below was taken on Day 3:


There's a minor bit of tipwear on the striped nail but nothing huge and nothing noticeable. For £1 each, I'll definitely pick up some more of this range at some point, and I'm looking forward to seeing new shades being added. You can find MUA at muastore.co.uk or in branches of Superdrug.




I bought these polishes with my own money, and did this post because I wanted to - I wasn't asked by MUA or anyone else to do it. 

28 comments:

  1. I never would have thought to combine these two colors, but they look great together. And I love the designs :-) Well done!

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  2. These 2 colours work very well together; the mani looks cute.

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  3. I am so jealous right now, i wish i had half your talent so i could do my nails like that x

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    1. I wish I'd done a tutorial because you don't need any talent at all, it's so easy, I bet you could do a great job x

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  4. These 2 colours are amazing!!! You're so neat and tidy.

    Going to have a go at these :)

    Yorkshire Pud xx

    Yorkshirepud123.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Haha I think that's the first time ever that I've been called neat! Thank you x

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    1. They're great, really impressed with the formula!

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  6. That is adorable! The flowers are so pretty xx

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  7. This is amazing!! Love the colour combo and design. You are super talented :)

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    1. Ah not really Marian but thank you for saying so xx

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  8. Wow, these are so pretty! So neat too, love it!

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  9. These are so pretty! So neat too, love it!

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  10. I have frozen yoghurt too, it's really nice with the green, so jealous of your nail art skills

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    1. Frozen yoghurt is so nice, much nicer than I thought it'd be! No skills needed at all, bit of tape and a dotting tool :)

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  11. Adorable. These two colors go great together :)

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  12. This color combo is perfection!

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  13. So cute love the poka dots! :) x

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    1. I would do polka dots on every mani if I could haha :D Thanks Hannah x

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  14. OMG these are the most amazing nails I've ever seen! Do you wanna fly out here to Toronto and do these on mine!!? :D

    www.squidgymoments.ie

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  15. So cute, the colours look gorgeous together!

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