DIY Dip Dye Nails

Saturday, June 09, 2012
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Dip dying has been a big trend this Spring and DIY dip dying has been pretty damn popular especially around fashion/beauty blogging world. I must admit ive been wanting to try it for myself but was a little unsure if the wash out dipped colour's would suit me so i hid away from grabbing a bottle of clothing dye and a plain white tee (my bad). 
However i am a big fan of nail polish! No matter if the latest trend doesn't suit you or your not brave enough to wear it (mainly the last one) those fashion savvy fingers wriggling at the ends of your hands can pull ANYTHING off! So i thought id put a twist on the dip dye trend and try it on my nails! 

Heres how to DIY;
You will need; 
Clear top coat
2 colours of nail varnish (I chose my favourites: BarryM Peach Melba & Gosh MissMinty)
1 cotton pad soaked in Acetone Free nail varnish
Fast drying spray (optional)

Step 1. After prepping your nails for a perfect polish and leaving them free of base coat. Add a thick coat of your starter polish on the bottom of your nail only.
Step 2. While the starter polish is still wet add the second polish starting at the tip of the nail (breaking every manicure rule) and brushing down to the middle of the nail to meet the starter polish.
Step 3. Wait around 30 second before blending both colours together by sweeping up and down the middle of the nail only.
Step 4. (An obvious one) Repeat over all the nails.
Step 5. (optional) Use fast drying spray if need be to dry quicker & finally when dry lightly swipe over the (acetone free) soaked cotton pad to again bind the colours together that little bit more and smooth out the finish. Following this add a clear top coat and your done!

And taa-dar or taa-dye! (I know, I know)
Im really please with how the nails turned out and looking forward to trying this technique out with a few more colour's. (Let me know if you try it out, would love to see photo's!)

Beki Xo
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19 comments:

  1. Been seeing this a lot recently and really want to try it out <3

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  2. these look awesome.. and so easy to do!x

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    1. May try adding some leopard print or other designs!

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  3. This looks great! Good choice of colours they work really well together!

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    1. Thankyou :) really happy with the way they turned out for my first try!!

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  4. Love this, great idea! We're new followers :)

    januarysublime.com

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  5. This looks amaze! Really want to try this! Will let you know hot it goes

    http://sophisticatexx.blogspot.co.uk/

    xoxox

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  6. I hadn't heard about Dip Dying until I saw this come across my Twitter. Will definitely be trying this out this weekend. Thanks for the piece.

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  7. They look amazing!

    Clicking follow button now! Love the blog.

    www.beautywithouthepricetag.blogspot.com

    xx

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    1. Thankyou really happy with how they turned out for my firs go! Cute blog :) x

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  8. Such a cute look, might have to give it a go!

    <3
    www.couturenoir.co.uk

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    1. Its pretty easy too! Great make-up on your blog :)x

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  9. great tutorial might have to give this a go cause it doesn't involve sponges or anything fiddly xx

    georgiasmakeupaddiction.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! Looking forward to doing more nail art posts :D x

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  10. does it matter if its Acetone Free? does it change it much if it's not?

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