A few weeks back Birchbox held a #BirchboxLovesWah competition on twitter where you can enter for a chance to win some WAH London nail art goodies, then if you are chosen they send you a WAH nail polish, nail art pen and a clean up brush, then you have to come up with your own nail art design to blog about.
I was so chuffed to see that I was one of the winners, I absolutely love getting creative with nails I find it quite therapeutic. I used to do it quite a bit, but it's hard for me to find the time now with two little ones totting about.
Birchbox kindly send me the WAH nail polish in the colour Private Plane, which is a gorgeous bright/pastel blue, and a nail art pen in shade 4 which is a bright/baby pink shade, as well as a handy clean up brush.
I must admit I don't usually use these kind of colours on my nails and I have been a bit boring with colour recently as I have been just sticking to nudes and reds. But I think these colours look great on and work really well together - plus they are perfect for spring/summer.
It took me a while to think of a nail design that I could only use these colours for, I wanted my design to be unique, stylish and wearable.
So I decided to give the latest 'negative space' nail art trend a go. Negative space nail art is where you leave a part of the nail completely clear of polish...I absolutely love how it looks!
For this look I popped on some Elegant Touch Stiletto nails as I thought it would add to the effect, plus I do love me some stiletto nails anyway.
How I created this look ....
Step 1 - After sticking on my nails I used a small striping brush dipped in the blue polish to draw on my lines (this takes a very steady hand, if you struggle with straight lines I recommend buying striping tape).
Step 2 - Then paint in the lines with the original brush - It should look something like this ....
Step 3 - Leave to dry, then I used striping brush of the pink nail art pen. I added random smaller stripes on each nail.
Step 4 - Clean up any messy edges with the WAH London Clean Up Brush dipped in nail polish remover.
Step 5 - Then add a topcoat to smooth it all out, seal your design to prevent chipping, and add shine.
The End Result - I was so happy with how it came out!....
I found the brushes on both the polish and nail art pen super easy to control which makes doing nail art much more precise.
I loved how the nail art pen has 2 different nibs -
One part is great for dotting ..
And this end is amazing for striping as it's really long and thin..
The colour of these are so opaque and take 2 coats maximum to get desired colour. I am really impressed with these WAH London nail products, I have used quite a few nail art tools in my time and I would say these are the best yet, as they also dry super fast which is great if you are likely to smudge them straight away.
I would love to see if you decide to re-create this look, so feel free to tag me in your photos on instagram (@zoelou_) or twitter (@classicrouge).
Nail Polish - £9
Nail Art Pen - £7
Clean Up Brush - £4
All available on the Birchbox E-Shop HERE
What do you think of this Negative Space nail art design? Have you tried WAH London nails? I would love to hear your thoughts.
Thanks for reading,
Love Zoe x