DIY: Disco Nails

imageNail art is so fun and cheers me up whenever I’m tapping away at my computer. Wah Nails up in Dalston are the queens of awesome and following them on Instagram is a great feed of colourful inspiration. This is their basketweave nail pattern which – with a steady hand – is easy and fun to DIY at home.

First paint your nails a base colour – I went for Models Own Gold Rush and let it dry properly.

Then using a nail pen – I used Models Own Nail Art Pen in Black – drawn a diagonal line across your nail. Then do one or two below it parrallel, depending on how much room you have. Then do diagonal lines in the other direction below drawing horizontal lines across the top. Here is a terrible Paint image to demonstrate.
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I think this would also look good in different colourways – maybe deep blue with white? Or navy with white stripes for a nautical look?

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Paisley nails for a 70s get together

I’m off to Wales this weekend as it’s Al’s parents ruby wedding and to mark this awesome achievement they are having a festival-esque party for the weekend.

It’s going to be so fun, and as there is a vague 70s theme going on, I decided to embrace it with paisley print nails. What do you think?

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First I painted the base white colour (Barry M) and then I drew the design with a hot pink Nail Art pen (they are available at Topshop)

My top tip is to draw the big teardrop first then do the inner teardrop and the scalloped edges after. I think it’s a summery look and I’ll def do it again in different colourways

Whatever you’re doing, have a great weekend

Queen of the Night Bus xxx