Personal nail art challenge - August 2016

Last month I decided to challenge myself a little more with nail art as I've become super lazy and my Instagram feed was looking a little .. boring. Swatches are great, but when you have so many polishes that you want to make the most out of it's good to mix things up a little. So I begun to stalk some of my favourite nail artists to see if there were any designs that I could try and replicate, in my own little way haha! 

This was quite hard! These ladies really are so talented, and finding 'simpler' designs was a challenge in itself. The first design I was drawn to was by Faye, @littlef218 Using red, white & blue to create a very sailor inspired nautical look with a little charm for the anchor. I knew I had a similar charm myself sent to me very kindly by Steph, @shopstephyclaws so figured I should just jump straight in and give it a go. The finished result is nowhere near as good as Faye's, but I still liked it and considered it Instagram worthy! 

The next design that inspired me is by Chrissie @plus10kapow another very talented lady, and she had used gold glitter, blue polish, stamping and charms to create the most wonderful beach nails I ever did see! I had to try it! I didn't have a stamping plate that could pass off as waves, so I had to improvise and use acrylic paint and a brush instead. The results weren't too bad, not great, but not bad haha!

The third and last design I have to show you was inspired by the lovely @nails_byannmarie her nail art skills are just amazing, and looking through her page made me so envious! Scrolling away I managed to find something I thought I could have a bash at, a very pretty, summery and sparkly look. The flowers and dots are hand painted, my hands were shaking like mad as I tried to draw them on!

What do you think? Is there a design that you'd like to try yourself? I'd love to see if you do, just tag me in your posts, and the original artists too! I'm going to try and do more nail art rather than just swatches, its good to challenge yourself sometimes! Who knows, maybe one day I'll be a pro too! For now I'll keep things quite simple, why not join me HERE on Instagram to follow my journey.

Thanks for reading!

Love, Leanne Xx