Monday, 13 August 2012

Nail Art by Big Fashionista

I know, I know, I don't "DO" beauty (First one to crack a funny gets their IP address blocked innit)

But I have been working on some original nail art for quite a while now, and I thought that it was about time I shared with the world my work and give a step-by-step tutorial on how it is achieved.

I am sure that for some of you this may be slightly too difficult, it takes time and a special skill to really rock this look, sadly, I feel that for some of you, your patience will be sadly lacking.

I will try to keep it simple, if you have any questions, please feel free to comment below, I am only sorry that I don't have a Youtube channel so that you really can get the full effect. Sometimes pictures just don't do nails justice do they?

So first of all you need to paint your nails, you can use any colour for this part but I do find that a really bright base colour really does just add to the whole effect. For this example I used a bronze colour. (the rumour that it is in homage to Tom Daley is of course false)

and now for the second part, unfortunately this is the part that really does take the time, but to really achieve the look and do it well the devil truly is in the detail, now you do NOTHING.

yep nothing,

Now there are MANY dimensions to this look that I am sporting, forever to be known as the SKANK look.

As you can see I have gone for a "textured look" as well as letting the nail varnish grow out from the nail bed giving it I feel a "natural gradiated" look.

Do you need me to slow down a bit?

Let me show you a close up.

You need to really appreciate the time and the effort that has gone into perfecting this look. And although some of you may be questioning whether I have cheated and gone for a nail wrap, I can assure you that this IS all my own work.

This has taken me just a week to perfect, for the more inexperienced out there of course I expect it to take longer at first, I find that adding in a touch of stress really does help the nails to reach their full potential.

So there we go, my first attempt in the world of nail art, I WAS tempted to watermark all my pictures but then I thought what the hell, I have so much to teach you all, I want you ALL to learn from me.

But if Ciate come out with a kit in the next month, you all know who started the look right? RIGHT?

So what do we think of my first attempt at Beauty blogging?

Would you like to see more of my tutorials?

Anyone else think Ciate are going to not see the funny side?

Let me know

Big Fashionista x x


  1. Hahahahaha love this. I'm also a bit of a skank when it comes to polish so I've opted for polishes I know wont chip to try and hide my super skankiness.
    I'm not a very good beauty blogger as i can't bring myself to get that excited about nail polish. It's so much of a faff taking off I swear I'm gonna have my beauty blogger card retracted shortly!
    I love this look. I bet they will bring out a kit and ban anyone from using the terms for it. Cheeky buggers.


  2. OMG you COW!! I thought I was the only one rocking this look, you totes stole my idea!!!!!!!!!

  3. Ha ha, this really made me laugh! Now, thanks to you, I am also sporting the skank look. Although I have gone for purple instead of bronze!


  4. You are now officially my favourite beauty blogger lol x

  5. Quite literally wiping tears of mirth

  6. When The Skank (TM) polish is launched in 6 months, it will be a total coincidence.

  7. Love the crack whore look, it's about time it came back around.

  8. I'm TOTALLY doing my names like this next time! You trendsetter you! x

  9. Gorgeous! And THAT company don't see the funny side in anything. You need to trademark this :)

  10. ThatSteveBlokeWhoFanciesYou13 August 2012 at 21:39

    I only ever wear Rimmel black pearl and always think it looks better after a couple of days worth of chips and scratches.

  11. It took me far to long to work out that this was a joke...



Due to increased spam comments I am now having to moderate the comments I receive. I will do my best to get them approved quickly so please, carry on commenting as every time you comment a kitten smiles.

© Big Fashionista | All rights reserved.
Blogger Template Created by pipdig