Friday, 2 October 2015

Colourful Chinese Lantern Nail Art

Hello!! I had this really nice image of lantern nails in my head and my actual design didn't turn out the way I wanted at all. I combined my image with one on Google images and I'm really not happy with this design, I prefer as an abstract thing rather than lanterns. I want to do lantern nails again and actually do something nice haha.

I liked the gradient but then it went wrong. It was just meant to be much prettier and while right now I can't pinpoint what exactly went wrong, it's just a bit flat and clumsy. The sad thing it took ages and looks meh. There were little colourful flowers on the lanterns but it's just a mess. Not the worst thing I've ever done but it's bad.

I did the gradient with a sponge then did blobs of white. I did the petals one colour at a time with toothpicks then added the black and silver. Took so long and was so unsuccessful.

Base: Kiko - 265, Barry M - Guava and OPI - Last Friday Night
Black: Lovely Me:Ex - Black
White: Barry M - Cotton
Silver: w7 - Silver Mirror
Petal colours (from the beginning of the rainbow): M&S - Poppy, Models Own - Beach Party, American Apparel - Neon Yellow, China Glaze - I'm With The Lifeguard, Essie - Bikini So Teeny, H&M - Blue My Mind, Barry M - Prickly Pear, Orly - Frolic, Barry M - Dragon Fruit and OPI - Charged Up Cherry

Thank you for reading and I hope you have a very nice day!! :)


  1. I beg to differ. I love your background! OPI Last Friday Night added the necessary flecks for a beautiful night scene! The lanterns are not bad too. Probably missing their strings underneath. Overall, I think the flowers you added with the silver gives them a really unique look :) Looking at the big picture, I do love the whole look of this mani! ^_^

    A week late, but Happy Mid Autumn Festival! :D ♥

    1. Awk thank you!! I do love a bit of glitter to look like stars. That could've been the key, I'm so glad you think so!! You too, I hope you had good celebrations cause very litter (to nothing) happened here haha :) Also I'm so happy to hear from you again!! :)