Saturday 25 July 2015

Tutorial: Summer Boho Nail Art for Barry M

Hey everyone! Today I have a step-by-step tutorial to show you. It's been such a long time since I posted one and the other day I was asked on Instagram whether I still post them and I decided it was time to start posting the tutorials I recently created for Barry M. I wasn't really sure where I was going with these I just decided to experiment and I ended up with this boho-ish design. I wasn't sure whether I liked it or not, but having not looked at it for a while I think I do!

I used the recent Speedy nail polish collection for these, plus Cotton* from the spring Gelly collection.. I never got around to posting my full review of them due to exams etc, which I still feel guilty about. But I'm doing my best to try and stay on top of reviews nowadays so I think you'll be seeing more in the future. However, these polishes really impressed me, they have a wide brush that Barry M hadn't used before spring this year and it really helps with application. They're super fast drying and there's quite a few colours across the two releases (spring, and summer) which means you've got plenty to choose from! They sell for £3.99 so if I were you I'd pop down to your local Boots/Superdrug and give them a go if you haven't already.

Step 1: Using a base of Turbo Charged* paint 2 coats of polish on your nail
Step 2: Using a striping brush and Full Throttle* paint two stripes forming a triangle on each nail
Step 3: Fill in between your stripes using On Your Marks*
Step 4: Then, using Lap of Honour* and Kiss Me quick, draw triangles to the tip of your nail
Step 5: Add a further triangle to the design using Road Rage*
Step 6: Using Supersonic* and Cotton* add additional details. I used the tip of a detail brush for the dots and a thinner striping brush to add additional highlighting lines. Then I finished it off with a coat of Barry M - Plumpy Topcoat*

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


  1. These are so pretty Alice! I love your tutorials :) your lines are so flawless!

  2. Such a cute design! I always love everything V-shaped somehow.. looks so fashionable.

  3. I love these, specially that they're freehanded. And the colours look perfect, too!

  4. LOVE the colors and the design! It's flawless, I actually thought it was nail wraps at first!! The tutorial is great, it makes it look a lot easier than the finished design :D

  5. Boho describes this perfectly! I've missed your tutorials!

  6. Omg I love this so much! Such a nice and fun nail art.

  7. I need to start doing some tutorials again too! This is such a cool design, impressive freehand!

  8. Your tutorials make it seem so easy! Love this design and the colours you've used. It's really fresh <3

  9. These are so beautiful! I adore the colors you chose for this look, they pair perfectly!


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