Nail Art Tutorial: Sophia Webster Nails!
up and coming shoe designer emerged on the scene debuing her first collection for SS2013 after working as design assistant to British shoe designer Nicholas Kirkwood.
Her designs are innovative, fun and funky! Everything that makes up my persona… so when I saw her shoe PARTY LIKE POLLOCK MULTI PRINTED PEEP TOE I instantly knew this would be my next nail art project!
I’d have to say… the splatter paint technique is definitely a little time consuming and a bit messy. I would recommend taping your fingers first. I taped my thumb and then used coconut oil to saturate my skin around my nails.. hoping it would deflect the polish from sticking to my fingers… That didn’t work as well as I had hoped… Some people also try using Vaseline rather than the tape.
My suggestion.. tape first makes clean up much easier.
This entire look took me about an hour and a half from start to finish…
So… without further a-do… Follow a few simple steps to get these
Trendy Sophia Webster Nails
Links to all of the products mentioned can be found at the bottom of the page.
- Paper Plate
- Nail Polish Thinner (optional)
- Q-Tips for clean up
Step 1: Start off with solid black and white nails. I used only 1 coat of polish for this.
Step 2: Dip some polish into the end of your straw… and blow out! If your polish is too thick.. use some nail polish thinner to thin it out.
There are a few different ways to do the splatter technique… I chose using a straw. Continue this method for each color and each nail.
Another way is using a striping brush and thinning out the polish and flicking it onto your nail. Check out this video by Julie Ventura
Once you’ve finished splattering… take the time to clean up your nails using a few q-tips dipped in nail polish remover. I use acetone because it cleans up quicker. If your skin starts to whiten due to the drying of the acetone… don’t fret. After applying your top coat to protect your splatter painted nails, daub some cuticle oil on your skin and massage. It’s good for your skin & keeps it hydrated.
I’ve never had to worry about my nail polish chipping if I got the oil on my nails. There’s enough polish on there for it to stick.
Step 3: Now it’s time to paint your paint brush on your accent nail. Using a striping brush paint a “C” and add a tip at the end. Do the same for both sides.
Step 4: Fill in your shape with black nail polish. Create a few straight lines and 1 curve on the side with white polish. (I used a striping brush)
Step 5: Using red polish and a striping brush paint a squiggly line… near the tip of the brush.. & finish it off with one coat of your favorite dry fast top coat!
Sophia Webster Pollack inspired nails!
Hope you enjoyed!!!
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Sophia Webster – Sophiawebster.com.uk
- OPI Nail Polish Thinner (optional) – Available at Ulta $9 , Amazon $5.66
- Short Striping Brush – Set of 3 short striping brushes. Buy It Now: Amazon.com ¢.63
- Black- Onyx by OPI – Buy It Now: Amazon.com from $5.90
- White – Alpine Snow by OPI – Buy It Now: Amazon.com from $3.75
- Red- Siren by Pure Ice – Buy it Now: Amazon $4.99
- Yellow – Darcy by Zoya Buy It Now: Zoya.com $8
- Blue – Rocky by Zoya – Buy It Now: Amazon – $5.25
- Green – Josie by Zoya – Buy It Now: Amazon – $4.90
- Nail Art Striper – White by Art Club – Buy It Now: Ebay $1.99
- Nail Art Striper – Black by Art Club – Buy It Now: Color Club $4.00
- Dry Fast Top Coat – Seche Vite – Buy It Now: Amazon.com $4.80 , Zoya.com $8
(photo credit: Shoes by Sophia Webster // Nails by Holly for The Trendy Nail)
Disclosure: I have no affiliation with the products mentioned in this article. All of the nail polish in this post was purchased by me with the exception of Zoya and Pure ICE. For further details visit my disclosure page.