Sailor Nails Tutorial

Since its all about the summer vibe now, I couldn’t help to think of the wind and beach. A great place to unwind which inspires me to create this nails. We all now how sailors are all dressed in their white uniform with blue stripes and red scarfs. Not going to babble more, please enjoy the Sailor Nails tutorial!

Sailor Nails Tutorial - What You'll Need

What you’ll need is,

  1. Top coat
  2. Base coat
  3. White nail polish
  4. Blue nail polish
  5. Shiny red and blue tape
  6. Tiny brush

Sailor Nails Tutorial - Before Applying

Before I start on the nail art, I stuck the tapes onto my cutting board and cut them into tiny stripes with my rotating cutter. If you happen to have nail striping tape like this, it would be much easier and you can skip this step.

Sailor Nails Tutorial - How To

  1. Protect your nail bed by applying base coat
  2. Apply white nail polish as a base color and allow it to dry completely
  3. Carefully using a tweezer ,  place the tape over the nail and snip off the excess.
  4. Try something fancy by drawing an anchor on one of your nails.
  5. Protect the nail art by applying a top coat, allow it to dry and DONE!

Sailor Nails Tutorial - Left Hand

I accidentally smudged on my anchor, I wasn’t aware that it was yet to dry. If you happen to cut the tape like I do, try to cut them thinly or you’ll end up like mine with limited space to place the tape.

Sailor Nails Tutorial - Right Hand

Here is my right hand where my nails are fully on stripe design. I thought these nails are simple and fancy at the same time. If you happen to try this remember to share it with me and good luck!

 

Gold Caviar Studs & Black Nails Tutorial

Commonly known in the recent years as ‘caviars’, those tiny beads for nail decoration was made popular by Ciate. In actual fact, they have been around long time ago. For this nail design, I’m not going for those typical ‘caviar’ nail design but to go for edgy stud-like nails.

Gold Caviar Studs & Black Nails - What You'll Need

What you’ll need is

  1. Base coat
  2. Black nail polish
  3. Top coat
  4. Gold Tiny Beads
  5. Tweezer

Gold Caviar Studs & Black Nails - Apply Base Coat

First and for all, apply base coat to protect your nails from discoloration  and smoother application.

Gold Caviar Studs & Black Nails - Step Two Polish It Black

Apply black nail polish and to continue the next step quickly before the black nail polish dries.

Gold Caviar Studs & Black Nails - Step Three Stud Some Caviar

Pick the ‘caviar’ with the tweezer and align them accordingly like so. This part can be tricky that you might worry that you position it wrongly. My advice is don’t put too much pressure or strength because when you do, your hand will be shaky. These ‘caviars’ are very light, just pick and place it fast. It also better to select the ‘caviar’ that is tinier or with flat back, just so they last longer on your nails.

Gold Caviar Studs & Black Nails - Step Four Nail It

Use the back of the tweezer and hit those ‘caviars’ lightly onto your nail bed. This is to allow the ‘caviar’ to bind better with the nail polish. Do allow it to dry completely before the next step, otherwise the ‘caviar’ will have high chance of moving around.

Gold Caviar Studs & Black Nails - Step Five Seal It

The final step is to seal it with the top coat. Apply it in between the ‘caviars’, it seals the black nail polish and gives another coat to adhere the ‘caviar’. I double coat it because I know these type of full rounded ‘caviars’ would fall off easily. Allow it to dry completely and done!

Gold Caviar Studs & Black Nails 2

Its a very simple, edgy, stylish, masculine and punk design.

Gold Caviar Studs & Black Nails 3

Since my ‘caviars’ is slightly bigger and rounded, they are like 3D nail designs.

Gold Caviar Studs & Black Nails 4

I know this wouldn’t last long because those ‘caviars’ could pop out of easily off my nails but I love this design so much! I couldn’t get my eyes off this design right after I got it done. Hope you have fun with this tutorial and good luck!

 

Gold Dots, Black Strips On Gray Nails

Edgy nails can be worn anytime, well at least I think it is. Even now that there’s little studs as nail decos but unfortunately, I can’t find them yet. Gray nail polishes can be one of those neutral colors that can be worn anytime and easily match any outfit. Since I do like studded items, this is where my inspiration come from and adding the edginess out of the plain old gray. To create this nail design is rather simple and here’s a step by step photo tutorial for you.

Gold Dots, Black Strips On Gray Nails - What You Need

What you’ll need is,

  1. Base coat
  2. Gray nail polish
  3. Black nail polish
  4. Metallic gold marker
  5. Top coat

Gold Dots, Black Strips On Gray Nails - Step One Apply Base Coat

Apply base coat to protect your nails from discoloration and smoother application for the next step.

Gold Dots, Black Strips On Gray Nails - Step Two Apply Gray Nail Polish

Apply an even coat of gray nail polish all over your nail bed.

Gold Dots, Black Strips On Gray Nails - Step Three Create Black Strips

To create the black strips, try to scrape the front and back of the brush at the rims of the bottle then use the side of the brush to create it. This technique can be tricky as the nail polish could get thicken easily, better get this done quickly! Draw those black strips as how you want it to be, vertical, horizontal, diagonal or mixed and match the way you like it. Add as much strips as you wish.

Gold Dots, Black Strips On Gray Nails - Step Four Dotting It Gold

For this step, I use metalic gold marker to create those tiny dots but if you have a gold nail polish, you can do the same using a dotting tool. Just lightly dot over the black strips created earlier and allow it to dry completely. To allow it to dry is really important to ensure that it doesn’t smudge on the next step.

Gold Dots, Black Strips On Gray Nails - Step Five Seal It

Finish off a top coat,  it will smoothen the design and adds so much shine to it.

Gold Dots, Black Strips On Gray Nails 2

This nail design is edgy, masculine and unique. Some of the gold dottings got smudged which is why I did remind to allow it to dry completely. My design is more simple and if you add more strips, you’ll get much more complicated design but it’s all up to you how you want to do it. Have fun and good luck!

 

Video: Back To The Basics – Applying False Lashes

There was once, a good friend of mine asked me if I know how to apply false lashes. Of course I do and I even put on false lashes for her when I did her makeup a while back. I didn’t get what’s the fear of wearing false lashes until she told me that she’s worried if she might end up jabbing it into her eyes. That sounds rather scary but trust me, applying false lashes is nothing close to that. Not at all!

I figured creating a tutorial with some basic demonstration on how to apply false lashes will help for those who has same fear as my friend or wants to try false lashes. This is just one of the ways to apply false lashes, there are a few more ways.

Back To The Basics - Applying False Lashes - Traclyn Yeoh

The false lashes that I’m wearing is from Hyakuland (located in Berjaya Times Square)for only MYR 5.00 and if you happen to be in Japan, you can find it from 100¥ store. I do like Japanese lashes because they last long, looks natural and the lash band is not too thick.

Back To The Basics - Applying False Lashes - Traclyn Yeoh 2

The false lashes that I wore here is not much of a length but voluminous and I like that it looks really natural on me. Don’t you think so?

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