Tuesday 19 November 2013

Tutorial Tuesday: Bows

Hey everyone! It's 1am here in the UK, and I just got in to bed and turned out the light, only to remember that I'd completely forgotten to do a tutorial tuesday! So the light is back on and I'm going to be super quick in writing this so I can go to sleep, second time around. This week's tutorial is for these glitter bow nails, which you might remember from here. This time I used a base of the gorgeous Shimmer Polish - Kim*, which you can see swatches of below. I'm going to include the rest of the post after the jump otherwise it might be too long!

Here I used 3 thin coats of Shimmer Polish - Kim, with 2 coats of Seche Vite topcoat.

And now for the tutorial:

Step 1: Paint your nails with a glitter base coat
Step 2: Using a brush, toothpick or dotting tool, paint the shape of a bow in a corresponding crème colour. (For instance, because the glitter is blue, the bow is blue too)
Step 3: Using a dotting tool, or a cut down toothpick, paint white dots on the bow shape
Step 4: Using a Black Barry M nail art pen, outline the bow shape. Start with the centre circle and then do the edges of the bow itself.
Step 5: Using the nail art pen again, draw the creases of the bow coming out from the centre
Step 6: Finish off with a topcoat to seal in your design and you’re done!

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


  1. That is such a cute design and such a simple tutorial when you actually break it down. :)


  2. Oh these are darling! I need to try something like this!

  3. Thank you for turning the light back on for us <3 love x

  4. Kim is beautiful and the bows are too cute :)

  5. Beautiful and cute will have to give it a go :)

  6. Absolutely love this, think I'll do this with gold, silver and red for Christmas day!

  7. I can't tell you how much I love these nails!

  8. love the colors :) nice tut pinned it

  9. The glitter is stunning omg!


  10. Wow! verry pretty!
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    follow me back? xx

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  12. Love these :)
    I tried it not quite as good and didn't have room for polka dots!! But I'm pleased!



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