Thursday, 17 November 2011

How To: Firework Nails

I created this look a couple of week ago when I was painting my nails late at night, with fireworks in mind. I can honestly say I've never had so many questions about my nails, both in person and in comments when I showed them in a video.

Despite lots of you requesting a tutorial, creating this look is just so easy, it really didn't justify a video tutorial, but to satisfy those of you who were asking about it...

It's the combination of three nail polishes: Zoya Gem, 2True Mysterious Turquoise (Shade 3) and Barry M Once Upon a Time (210), and you can recreate it in three easy steps.

1. Paint on one coat of Zoya Gem (or any deep purple)

2. Paint 1/3 - 1/2 of the nail with small, uneven strokes using 2True Mysterious Turquoise (or any shimmery blue-green shade). This doesn't have to be neat - the more uneven, the better!

3. Finish off with a thick coat of Barry M's Once Upon a Time (make sure you shake it before you apply to disperse the glitter properly!)

...and it's as easy as that! This look really reminds me of fireworks, and the dark colours are great for winter. I'm going to be wearing lots of different variations on this look over winter!

What do you think?
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71 comments

  1. I love it!! so pretty!
    I'm going to create my own fireworks or stars
    hehehe
    nice post!
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  2. This looks so awesome! I will definitely try this sometime.

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  3. They look lovely! Perfect for going out to new years parties! I'm definitely going to pick up some of the Barry m polish.

    Joselin
    Http:// TheCosmeticCrave.blogspot.com
    Xxx

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  4. They look fab! I've never seen that Barry M nail paint before, must pick it up, as I already have Zoya Jem :)
    Max
    x

    www.beauty-tothemax.com

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  5. omg this is such a pretty look! xx

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  6. they look really cute, I'll have to dig out some of my polishes & have a go xx

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  7. So easy, yet so clever! I adore the purple shade xoxo
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  8. This looks so awesome, Fleur!!

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  9. I love this, so pretty and eye catching! I've never bought Zoya before can anyone tell me where you buy Zoya nail polishes from please? xx

    http://www.girlinapanama.com/

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  10. I'm gonna try this style! Looks very festive! ;)

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  11. Love it! Such a great and different look xo

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  12. Love it! I might pick up the barryM polish xx

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  13. They look amazing!

    Georgie <3
    http://thehandbagsnthegladrags.blogspot.com/

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  14. This has "New Years Eve" written all over it! Great post!

    http://misslaurenalicephelan.blogspot.com/

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  15. love this! so simple yet soo effective! :) xx

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  16. This looks awesome!
    -x

    http://makeupmeow.blogspot.com

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  17. amazing!!!! love your blog :)

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  18. Really cute How To... Will definitely be creating this look in different colours for New Year.
    Love
    gabriellasofia

    www.hautefuture.blogspot.com
    x

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  19. I'm completely in love with this look!

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  20. Amazing! cant wait to try this x

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  21. I love this, will have to try it, it looks gorgeous!

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  22. You have really nicely-shaped nails! They are like elongated perfectly, lol! Mine are short and stumpy :(

    x

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  23. Will defiantly be giving this a go. really pretty

    chloe
    x


    http://chloes-fashion-blog.blogspot.com/

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  24. Omg beautiful! And it's a great idea, it would look more perfec,t if instead of only aplying a blue colour in a simpliest way, you would use a sponge! ;)

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  25. Great nail design! Kinda wish fireworks night hadnt passed by now. Ohwell theres always hogmanay to try this look! :)
    xo

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  26. gorgeous!

    munchmecat.blogspot.com

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  27. Ohh i just did a similar tutorial as a guest post on missbudgetbeautys blog! I love Zoya's Gem polish, its such a lovely colour.

    http://zozeze.blogspot.com/
    xo

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  28. love the zoya polish :D

    www.missmathful.blogspot.com

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  29. Omg I love this Fleur, so so cute and unique! x

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  30. I love that Barry M polish! Must.Get. *-*

    tobequitefranki.blogspot.com

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  31. Such a pretty look, the fact that its simple to do makes it even better.
    xo

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  32. this is fantastic, I love it <3

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  33. So pretty. That Zoya polish is stunning. I'm gonna go check that out now.

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  34. nice. Love your nail posts, but my wallet unfortunately doesn't agree with me :)


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  35. I have never ever seen this Barry M glitter before!!!! Is it a recent one? :-O it it amazinggggg. Gotta be every girls dream, surely?

    http://lovelettersandsnippets.blogspot.com/

    xxxx

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  36. I love the look, I must try it out !

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  37. Love this nail look Fleur. Thank you so much for posting! :)

    xx Veronica

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  38. Love this!! Just did a review on the Once Upon A Time nail varnish on my blog too, so many people had never seen it before! I love it :D
    xxx


    http://angiebeautybelle.blogspot.com/

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  39. Great look, love it! Gonna look out for this Barry M one x

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  40. Love this idea, will try it soon :)

    isabelvelazquez.blogspot.com

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  41. Omg I love this!! Can't wait to try to do this soon!:)

    www.julianneinjune.blogspot.com

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  42. so eye catching and they are gorgeous colours together.

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  43. Now, I'm so gonna do a variation of this tutorial on my nails next!

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  44. Very cool! Definitely want to look for this Barry M polish. Definitely a unique look here :)

    http://changingtidesofsummer.blogspot.com/

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  45. wow thats really easy, simple and looks amazing xx

    my blog : http://ravingbeautyx.blogspot.com/

    RavingBeautyx

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  46. I cant find this Barry M polish anywhere :( I need it!!!

    xx

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