Tuesday 8 October 2013

Tutorial Tuesday: Geometric Colour

Hey everyone! I'm back for another Tutorial Tuesday, although it's now technically Wednesday in the UK as it's 1am, it's still Tuesday in many other parts of the world, so hopefully it still counts! I'm so glad you all liked last week's tutorial so much, starting this off as a weekly thing seems to have been a good idea so far! Don't forget to check out my Tutorial tab to see all of my past tutorials and keep up to date. Anyway, today's tutorial is based on this design, which seemed to be a popular choice for tutorials. I've made the triangles a bit more centralised in this design, but the principle is the same and hopefully you will be able to translate it to look more like the original if you wish!

For these nails I used 3 coats of Shimmer Polish - Karen as a base, and then 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat. Unfortunately I can't seem to find Karen in the Shimmer Polish shop, but there are plenty of other fantastic glitters for you to have a nosy at!

Now for the tutorial! (Aka the reason you're all here)

You will need:
- A glitter base colour
- A small brush
- Top coat
- A multitude of different colours, I used:
·    Barry M – Blueberry
·    Barry M – Passion Fruit
·     Barry M – Mango
·    Barry M – Key Lime
·     Barry M – Prickly Pear
·     Barry M - Peach Melba
·    NYC - Lexington Yellow 

Step 1: Paint your nails with a glitter base colour. When that is dry use a topcoat to smoothen out the surface for the next steps
Step 2: Using a thin brush (see previous picture) draw the outline of where you want your shapes to be, it’s best to do this colour by colour
Step 3: Fill in the gaps from the previous step
Step 4: Repeat the previous steps with each individual colour; be careful to leave a gap in-between each triangle so that your glitter base is still visible.
Step 5: Finish off with fast drying top coat to smoothen your design and to speed up drying time, and then you’re done!

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!


  1. I love this design (wish Shimmer polish was easily available in the UK...). I think 'Step 2' might be a bit of a blip, though - it's exactly the same as step 1. (Also, I don't think you've mentioned what the peachy polish is.)

    My main point is still that these nails are super cute!

    1. Sorted! Thanks for letting me know, I'm so tired haha, I knew I was bound to make some kind of mistake. And thankyou :D

  2. I love this design! Definitely going to feature on my nails (and my blog!) at some point in the future!

  3. This is fantastic. I don't think my freehand is that precise though, your edges are so perfect and clean.

  4. this design looks totally amazing! Adore it! You are so precisious :)

  5. I love this desing! I will try to make it, but I won't use the shimmer like base coat..I will use it after making triangles...

  6. They look amazing! So bright and colourful :) xxx

    -Sarah Speaks

  7. I love this!! Aqasome desing

  8. This is AMAZING! Such a cool design :) I wonder if you could get the same effect with striping tape :)

    www.gingerbreadsmiles.blogspot.co.uk x

  9. This looks soooo striking! I love it! X

  10. Flip, this looks so precise I automatically assumed you'd used striping tape! I love how wonderfully colourful this is - definitely going to have to give it a go. :)

  11. wow that's beautiful! great tutorial!

  12. Wow this looks incredible! Your nail arts skills are so good! I might actually give this one a go.


  13. I love this. Where did you get that brush?

  14. This is so cute! Your lines are so straight! I would probably "cheat" and use striping tape for this :D

  15. I really love these! This is an awesome tutorial.

  16. this is soooo cute! omg! saw this in pinterest and I really really like it!!


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