Neon nails for Cosmopolitan

Jenny Hand Painted, Press, Tutorial, Watercolour 4 Comments

I have something exciting to share with you today – I was asked as part of Cosmopolitan’s Beauty Fest to do a nail art how-to video. I went over to their offices and did two special neon designs on the lovely Penny, who happened to be wearing a necklace that matched the design rather well!

I did two designs: neon marbled nails and matte neon half moons (link to original article)

Matte neon half moon nails /  Gloss neon marbled nails

Penny and her amazing necklace to match her nails

And here are some I did earlier…

I put together a photographic tutorial of each step in the design progress. This design is quite abstract and comes out different every time and that is the great thing about this pattern: there is not much you can do to get it wrong. But do watch out for using too much water as then the paint will not stick to your nails and collect round the egde.

Step 1: Paint the slightly watered down first colour over a white nail base.

Step 2: While still wet, add the second colour in the gaps and allow the colours to blend naturally.

Step 3: Use the brush to blend as required and add more of either colour where you wish.

Step 4: When dry finish with a layer of top coat of a smooth shine.

Here are some close-ups of my nails with the marble effect on them

I hope you enjoy the video, it was my first on camera experience so I hope I was nice and clear! This marble effect is a really simple yet effective way to decorate your nails with a unique look. Also the neon half moon is a quick way to brighten a plain white nail and looks great with a gloss or matte finish.

Give them both a try and let me know how you get on!

JennyNeon nails for Cosmopolitan

Comments 4

  1. TisEms Slee

    These look so pretty & Congrats! This reminds me of the needle no water marble drag sort! But this looks so much easier and fun to do! I’ll have to try it out 😀

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