Sunday, 8 June 2014

Sunday Nails - Dark Tropics

Apart from the usual spring summer trends like pastels and pretty florals there is a new standout trend this season: tropics. Tropical prints are everywhere on the high street this season and while it is unlikely that you will see my sporting the trend through my clothes (colourful clothes aren't typically my thing) I will be working the trend through this bright nail art! 

For a nail art like this to work you need to take your time building up layers of colour using acrylic paints. To create depth in the flowers with every layer of paint use a slighter colour, and strategically place it too create shadows and highlights. While the sounds complicated and time consuming, you don't need to worry about being neat a precise saving a lot of time.

What's your favourite SS14 trend?

Eleanor xx


  1. This design is absolutely gorgeous. It sounds like a lot of effort and patience so well done! Rock the tropics trend xx

  2. Looks so pretty! Wish i had the patience to re create the design!


  3. Reminds me of Van Gogh :) xo

  4. Amazing! You should do nail art tips/how to posts :-) Rebeka x

    Rebeka Taylor

  5. this is amazing! I thought it was one of those nail sticker things! I can't believe you actually painted it! Love it!!

  6. Your nails look amazing! I wish I could do nail art like that! So cute! x

    The Velvet Black // UK Style, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

  7. This is such a lovely design! I adore the depth you've created :) x

  8. This is awesome! I'm on a mission for awesome nail art now.


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  10. Love them ! Your super creative !

    1. Wow. That's just so pretty! I love it. :)


  11. I really love these nails, they remind me of Miami! I think pastels are still my fave trend but I keep buying lots of turquoise... <3

    Tara x


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