Tag Archive: freehand

Freehand Flowers

Painted Fingertips | Freehand flowers over a gradient

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I have really been loving gradients lately and today I have used a gradient again, as a base for some fun freehand nail art. I was inspired by this post on A Little Polish, where Stephanie stamped flowers over a gradient. I did something similar but I changed up the colours and did it freehand. (more…)

Freehand Nails using Eyeliner

Painted Fingertips | Freehand nail art using liquid eyeliner

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A while ago I was thinking about what nail art I’d like to do when an idea for an experiment hit me. A year or so ago I bought a liquid eyeliner thinking it was supposed to be better than the normal pencils but try as I might, I just couldn’t get it to work for me. It’s been sitting at the back of my cupboard – until now! (more…)

Roses and a Gradient

Painted Fingertips | Gradient with freehand roses inspired by Lucy's Stash

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Today I have another look inspired by Lucy’s Stash to share with you. She is one of my favourite bloggers, so yes, I find inspiration from her a lot! This time it was a lovely gradient topped with freehand roses that I decided to recreate – with a change or two. (more…)

Swirly Nimbus

Painted Fingertips | Swirly nimbus

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I was struggling to think of a good idea for some nail art so I decided to turn to my Pinterest inspiration board and found this fun nimbus look topped with stamped swirls by Globe & Nail. I decided I’d do something similar but I wanted to freehand the swirls rather than stamping them. The thicker lines resulted in quite a different look but I like it!  (more…)

#DTOWedding

Painted Fingertips | Plum and white bridal nails

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Today I have a special post to share with you. My fellow South African nail blogger Thea from Madness Nails is getting married today! A group of us have decided to celebrate with her by doing some bridal nails using her wedding colour. Congrats Thea and I hope you have an amazing wedding day! (more…)

Review: Born Pretty Store Spider Studs

Painted Fingertips | Spiderweb nail art

Some items in this post have been provided for review.

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Today I have some nail art to share with you using pearl and rhinestone spider studs from the Born Pretty Store. Several months ago as I was planning my Halloween nail art, I really wanted to do something with spider studs but I didn’t have any. I know it’s nowhere close to Halloween now, but I was still glad to get a chance to use some spider studs for one of the simple ideas I had. (more…)

Cute Sweeties Nail Art

Painted Fingertips | Cute sweets nail art

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A few weeks ago I saw this bright cute sweets nail art on the Dalai Lama’s Nails and I couldn’t wait to try it on my own nails. I went with a completely different colour scheme, but kept it bright, colourful, and fun and I love the outcome! (more…)

Water Marble Wednesday: Freehand Lettering

Painted Fingertips | Freehand lettering over a water marble

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First up, a warm welcome to my new blog! I’ve revamped the whole look and made it easier for you to navigate, comment and pin images – I hope you will enjoy it!

It’s Water Marble Wednesday and today I have combined a water marble with freehand art. Some days a marble just doesn’t go the way you wanted it to. It could be that the polishes don’t spread properly (in which case you should just choose different polishes!) or it could be that the colours just don’t look the way you were hoping they would. That’s what happened to me this time. I did a neon water marble a couple of weeks ago which worked amazingly and another one using only some of the colours which I loved as well. This time I tried to use a different selection of neons and it just didn’t work out. The marble constantly looked muddy and the colours were really pale. (more…)