I have been so obsessed with glitter nail polish recently that I have totally neglected any sort of nail art. So I thought I would try out a simple design of crosses and dots to create some quick and easy Fair Isle print nails.
Fair Isle is actually a knitting technique from Fair Isle (a little island off Scotland) that has in recent years become very popular in fashion, in particular Christmas knitwear! This design really is a simplified version of the fair isle print though with rows of dots and little crosses.
What I used and all that stuff...
For the red base nail polish I chose my favourite red - Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Rapid Red (only £1.99 from Xtras here). I can't say I love the bottle shape at all but this is such an opaque fast-drying red, actually the fastest drying nail polish I own.
For the design I used a Sally Hansen Nail Art pen in white which I bought from Fragrance Direct for only £1.99 but sadly it is sold out and seems to be sold out everywhere at the moment - eBay, Xtras, Amazon. Though the Sally Hansen nail art pens in gold and silver can be found on eBay still. The pens really are mess free and are more like an actual pen as the formula isn't actually nail polish meaning it isn't thick and can be removed or corrected with water. This does mean you have to remember to use a top coat however to seal in the nail art!
Another range of nail art pens I recommend are the Models Own Wah Nail Art pens (you can find white, black and pink on ASOS - £6.00 here). I didn't think much of them when they came out but since then they have been re-worked and have improved so much!
What do you currently have on your nails?
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