Thursday, 15 March 2012

Marine Glam Nails

Here is my newest nail design! This one I actually did myself, the gems took a while to apply but I am extremely happy with the final result. I am now going to talk you through how i did it.

  • Nail varnish (I used Topshop nail varnish in shade Marine Scene)
  • Tweezers
  • Adhesive (I used one by RIO)
  • Gems (approx 100 for this design)

Step 1:
Paint nails & apply another coat if required. (With the Topshop nail varnish I only had to apply one coat as it is high in pigment and is quite thick).

Step 2: 
When the varnish is completely dry, apply a thin layer of adhesive. This is not as strong as nail glue and gives a sticky texture. I am sure regular nail glue works just the same; however it tends to dry the nail which does not give the same glossy finish.

Step 3:
Using a pair of tweezers apply the gems to the nail wherever you want them. When all of the gems are in place, apply a layer of the adhesive over the top (It dry’s clear).

Step 4:
Ensure that the glue is completely dry and that you can no longer see the white glue colouring. When this is done, apply a clear top coat…wait to dry…AND YOU ARE DONE!  

If you have any further questions feel free to ask!


  1. they look fab! x

  2. These look dead cute, very glam!

    Love nails. Love Obsessionlacquer.


  3. Ahh wow these look incredible! :) xxx

  4. I love reading this blog! I've recently started doing some of my own nail art tutorials alongside my usual fashion posts! I'm following you also!

    check it out here..

    1. Aww thank you so much! I will definitely check out your blog, always interested to see what other people are doing x