Saturday, February 28, 2015

Is It Spring Yet? This Linework Nail Art Seems to Think So!

Holographic line nail art by @chalkboardnails
Spring is a lovely time, isn't it? I think it may be my favorite season. Besides the gorgeous temperatures and blooming flora, spring brings us PASTEL NAIL POLISH! Pastels are seriously my jam... I think they suit my pale skin but also bring a certain cheerfulness that nudes just can't compete with.

KBShimmer is on the same page, and is coming in strong for spring. Their newest collection includes crellies, holos, and cremes in a color palette sure to make your nails bloom.

Holographic line nail art by @chalkboardnails

Polishes used:
KBShimmer Ins and Sprouts
KBShimmer Thistle Be the Day
White polish

I began by painting my nails with two coats of Ins and Sprouts. I didn't put down a base coat, which proved to be a costly mistake, as it is definitely a stainer on its own.

Then, I used a triangle makeup wedge to sponge on a gradient of Thistle Be the Day. I did four or five rounds of sponging to achieve the opacity you see here. Something to note is that sponging these shades together actually diminished the holo effect; both polishes are ultra mega super holo in their natural state.

The final step was to add the white markings! I painted them freehand with a small nail art brush and sealed the look in with topcoat.

Holographic line nail art by @chalkboardnails

This nail art really got a lot of complements, and it was fairly quick to accomplish. The formulas on the holographic shades were easy to work with, smooth, and quick drying, though be sure you wear a base coat with Ins and Sprouts to avoid staining.

KBShimmer is available for purchase from KBShimmer.com in the US and Harlow & Co for international orders. You can also keep up with the brand on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram.
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18 comments

  1. I totally love this! Whenever I get my nails done I always get it done by a professional but maybe I will try this technique next time I paint my own nails! I will definitely remember the base coat so I do not stain anything. I as well love pastel colors for nails but I am more of a dark shade persson. As I am not as pale I love to show my dark side and get a dark blue or wine color. Do you ever get yours professionally done or do you usually do your own? They are so cute!

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  2. Oh, I love how Ins and Sprouts looks with Thistle Be the Day! I'll have to try this combo! :)

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  3. This is a very interesting and fun pattern to look at. I like this combo.

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  4. LOVE your index nail, the pattern is so so pretty!

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  5. Nail art is really too good for every girls.. it gives us more attraction and really pretty.

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  6. I always do my own! I'm very particular so I do them from my home. Everything on this blog is stuff I've done myself!

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  7. Great nails! The lines are so neat can't believe you did them free hand!

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  8. Hi Sarah, I love this look. Spring pastels have go to be my favorite color range, too! (From another pale girl...) :O

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  9. Gorgeous! Absolutely gorgeous

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  10. Sarah, these are absolutely stunning!

    I'll definitely have to try something like this soon for spring.

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  11. I love how soft it looks with the white not being 100% opaque over the holo colors. The whole thing is so pretty. I think I might actually try doing straight lines to try and replicate this.

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  12. beautiful
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