3.08.2013

How To: Burberry-Inspired Nails


Happy weekend to us! What are your plans? I'm currently battling a nasty cold that sneaked up on me--I took an entire day (aka two weeks in Blog Years) off from the blog and all forms of social media. That's how you know it's serious! But while I'm resting, I hope you like my Burberry-Inspired Nails. This tutorial brings back memories of my first trip to Europe and it was the first "fancy" nail art design I ever tried back in '05. Enjoy!


T O O L S
Nail polish in nude, red, black, white--I used striper polishes purchased for $1 at the dollar store
or
Striper brush--you can purchase or make your own
Top coat

M E T H O D




Paint a coat or two of the nude polish and allow to dry.


Paint two white stripes as shown and allow to dry fully.


Paint thin black stripes as shown and allow to dry.


Paint thin red stripes and allow to dry. Add top coat.

T I P S
  • Make sure there is barely any polish on the brush.
  • Move your finger instead while keeping the brush still.
  • Use the very tip of the striper brush, with little pressure for thin lines.
  • Practice makes perfect! I tried this on paper before moving onto my nail.
  • If this seems too time-consuming, try an accent nail instead, and paint the other nails nude or black.
  • To help ease the polish cleanup, I rub Vaseline or Chapstick around my nails.
Have a great weekend! Be safe, behave, and be well. Love, Elle

PS: Next week I'm answering YOUR beauty/hair questions!

56 comments:

  1. Me and my friend were going absolutely nuts over these burberry nails a week or more ago when we saw it on pinterest! I don't have stripers and I don't want to purchase 'em so I probably would come up with a different technique once I'm done with my mids! :) You've done a great job! Nice that you've included tips! ;)
    Jasmine Catches Butterflies ʚϊɞ

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  2. Very creative nail design indeed;)
    Have a fun weekend too!

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  3. I LOVE this! I totally need to dig through my colors and see if I have ones that'll work to try it out! (:

    Hope you feel better soon <3

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  4. Super cute! Great helpful photos:)

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  5. Girl you do fantastic nails! You need to open up your own nail salon.

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  6. Girl, this looks amazing! I'm so impressed by how good you are at all of this :)

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  7. This is such a good idea! You did a great tutorial!

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  8. I loved this! I saw a different version a while back, but have not had the courage to try it. You did an amazing job. xx Hope you feel better soon. /Madison :)

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  9. This is perfect!! I'm always trying to figure out how in the world I can add plaid to my nails. Definitely giving this a try next chance I get. Thanks for the tutorial! :)

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  10. Those are so cool! Can't wait to try these out :)

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  11. Cool nail design, and I hope you feel better soon! I'm battling a cold, too, right now. Ugh!

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  12. These nails are too cute, Elle:)

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  13. So cool!!!! Now if I could only hold my hand steady to paint the first coat of nude polish! I'm the worse when it comes to painting my own nails.

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  14. Great job!!! I suck at just painting my nails NORMAL ha!

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  15. Love it!! You picked the perfect pattern for your nails and I absolutely love the colors. :)

    xx
    Heel in Mint

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  16. What a cute design! I wanna try this.

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  17. Oh, I love these! Burberry is my favorite. Your nails are always so cute. :)

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  18. Very cute!

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  19. This is one of my favourite nail designs you have done, its Brit chic and so adorable!

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  20. I live this sophisticated nail art Elle! You sure have a steady hand!! Love, Coco

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  21. Hi dear, nice post! DO you want to follow eachother?
    I wait for you for a NEW VERY GOURMAND POST!!
    Kiss Kiss
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  22. No way! Love the Burberry design. Now your nails are designer too :O)

    Vaseline on the cuticles - why didn't I think of that?

    Girlie Blog Seattle | Casual Chic Fashion

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  23. Cool photo! Lovely post!
    Do you like to follow each other?
    Let me know...
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  24. Great tips
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  25. GASP - I LOVE them!!! I don't know if I have the patience to do this myself, but boy those look AWESOME.

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  26. those are cute.
    Our hail didnt last too long, today is sunny but real windy.
    Hope you have a Blessed Sunday

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  27. OMG... Gorgeous manicure dear:LOVE IT!!!
    Great post!!!

    *See you soon on my blog.
    ABSOkisses!!!
    Fanny J. ABSOmarilyn | The Marilyn Monroe of the 21st century

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  28. Hope you feel better soon! Those are really cute nails!

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  29. I love this tutorial! Burberry has such a nice colored logo! I am also battling cold at the moment, hope you feel better soon! <33

    XO,
    http://www.rosychicc.com

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  30. This is super cute, I definitely want to give this a try.
    And thanks for the follow, I'm following you as well via GFC.
    Hope you have a lovely day!
    Danielle
    http://kalamityjanekosmetics.blogspot.com

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  31. Hello. these are pretty. I have a scarf to match these set of nails.
    Thanks for sharing and now following you!

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  32. Your nails look amazing. I wish when I painted my nails they looked this good.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

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  33. Amazing blog!! I really like your post :)
    So useful!!
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  34. amazing! i don't think id be able to do this! you're so talented!

    xx.M
    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  35. i am so impressed! i love them!!

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  36. I really love the nude color you used. But, that's to be expected, isn't it?

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  37. Wow! This is so unique. I love it! Nails like that are a definite conversation piece.

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  38. Elle this is so cool and so Burberry. Love it. Thank you for visiting my blog and for the sweet thoughts.

    xo
    Sam
    http://fabulouspetite.blogspot.com

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  39. These look really great- such a cute design!

    star-crossed smile

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  40. Great post thank you for following me!
    ~Jazmin

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  41. This is a really cool nail design! I am a new follower from the GFC collective!

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  42. This is such a great tutorial! Definitely going to try out this manicure!

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  43. This is so awesome! I could do this on my left hand - but my right, that would look nasty I can imagine ;-)

    ♥ Paula Shoe Fiend.
    http://shoe-fiend.blogspot.co.uk/

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  44. Love this! And I'm loving your blog, you have great tutorials. I'm so glad that I came by!
    Thanks for visiting Snack Cups and Smile.

    Have a lovely week.

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  45. These turned out fabulous!!! Love the look. xx

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