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20 November 2010

Dazzle Dust Nail Tutorial


I've been wanting to try out paint splattered nails for ages now, however it seems like alot of hard work and also kind of messy! 

So me being supposedly 'savvy' and all I came up with a probably just as messy idea...but slightly more fun and prettier. Also it looks alot more delicate than having a paint splattered effect and alot less nail arty and more wearable.
Now like I say... it is kind of messy so you will need at least one face wipe/baby wipe and something to do it on like the back of a magazine. Also your nail polish of choice and a pigment or dazzle dust! 


I used a Barry M Dazzle Dust in Brass (100) £4.50 and the nail polish is by Beauty UK in Smokey Lilac £1.79. 

1) Firstly you need to give your nails one coat of nail polish.
2) Once dry you can apply the second coat.
3) Next before your nails dry (so you have to be quick) you need to scoop out a small amount  of the pigment/dazzle dust (I do this with the end of a spoon) and tap the pigment below the bottom of the nail onto the skin, just below the cuticle. 
 4) You can either place the pigment on every finger all in one go or do one nail at a time. 
 5) Then you basically blow the pigment in the direction of the nail. Really simple! 
 

At this stage your nails will look something like this! 

6) Next, before cleaning everything up - I'd apply a top coat so not to remove any of the dust from the nails while removing any from the skin.

7) Once the top coat has fully dried to can then use a wipe to remove all the dust/pigment from around the cuticle or you can just wash your hands! 

Et Voila! 

I think this could look really good with a really gold pigment on black nails or gold on berry coloured nails! Really Christmassy.


28 comments:

Charlie said...

I absolutely love this. I plan to try it out for myself sometime really soon. Absolutely inspired thank you!

Caroline said...

thats such a cool idea, it looks wonderful! i'm definitely gonna try this out.

Lydia said...

ahah you got me! I've done the same with my illamasqua powder and nail varnish, only I couldn't take decent pics for showing on my blog!

Your nails look great by the way!

charmed-chick said...

might give this a go :)

ChrissyDee said...

What a wonderful idea!!! And a great way to use up pigments.

Thanks for this, your nails look beautiful!

Chrissy xx

Rachel said...

Ooh so pretty! Will be trying this out!

x

Cherry Pullinger said...

Great tip, I am soo trying this!

Hannah said...

OMG, when I do my eyes BARRY M goes everywhere! Fabulous idea. :)

LipglossAndLeopardPrint. said...

Wow that looks so cool! If I tried that it would turn out to be a mess! Yours looks perfecto :D

Sriya x

Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up said...

That is so clever!
XXX

Chloe said...

thats awesome! i love your nails, ill have to try this out! xx

dani@callitbeauty said...

absolutely gorgeous! great job :)

Amanda said...

gorgeous & creative! i LOVE this effect.. and am soo gonna try out with different colors. thanks for posting this! :)

Jadegrrrl said...

Love such a simple yet brilliant idea! :D

Madi said...

Genius! I just did this with red and gold so now I feel especially christmassy!
Keep up the amazing posts fee!
x

Sherrie said...

Love it :) x Thanks

Kim said...

That looks great! Might give this a go this week :D xxx

*Peonies and lilies* said...

That is such a clever idea, I have a few loose pigments that I never use so might give this a go, thanks for the tutorial x

Emily said...

I love the colours you used, they compliment each other so well! I just tried this out using a blue dazzle dust and a dark green nail varnish, and it look pretty good :)
You should do more nail posts, there always great.
Emily xxx

Sherrie said...

I was brave and gave this ago last night and posted about it, would love you to take a peek and tell me what you think.

http://sher821.blogspot.com/2010/12/party-nails.html

Thanks xx

Helly said...

Ah looks awesome! I have some old Miners loose eyeshadows crying out to be used for this!x

Jess said...

Genius. Looks fantastic. x

Hotchocolate & Sunshine said...

so pretty, must do this. anyways im in need of a new manicure. thanks. x

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sarah gill said...

I saw this on pinterest - fantastic idea. It's totally going on my nails.

Mateja Mateja said...

I love it, I found the post when I was looking for swatches of Dazzle Dust. :D Hope you don't mind I used it as inspiration (and I put a link to your post of course!). :)

Cristina Love said...

Oh, I think I'm just going to try this!!!

serpentsss said...

Fantastic idea! I'd suggest using a throw-away brush to apply the topcoat though, or a topcoat specifically for this project. It would suck to have powder on a manicure where I didn't want it!

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