How To Do Full Diamante Nail Art

For today’s nail art design we’ll be doing completely over the top paved diamante nail art.

Violet’s Big Nail Art FAQ Updated Version

Time to update another one of my big FAQ posts, this time about nails and nail art. As always, this is just from my personal experience, your milage may vary, bla bla bla disclaimer…

About My Nails

Are your nails natural?

Yes, they are now. Previously I used stick ons and acrylic nails because I used to bite my nails. These days I have developed more self control and have learned to grow out my nails. They are still fairly weak and flexible naturally but I am hoping to improve my overall health which might help that.

How on earth do you do *insert menial household task like dishwashing/cooking/scrubbing the toilet*?!

The same way the rest of you do… with my hands. Long nails do not make you an invalid.

What’s the hardest thing to do with long nails?

Picking up small change from a table top.

Do you wear fancy nail art all the time?

If I had time to do it I would but life unfortunately doesn’t allow me that at the moment. One day though!

What happened to your nail art shop? Can I commission you?

I don’t have the time to make them anymore 🙁

Do false nails damage your natural nails?

To a point but it really depends on how you wear them. If you wear false nails all the time for several months straight it can make your nails soft and yucky. This is because nails need air to breathe so when you cover them for ages you deprive them of air. It’s like when you have a bandaid on for a really long time and then take it off and the new skin is all white and smooshy. This is why most nail artists will recommend you take a 1 week break from nails every 3 months. Also you should never peel your false nails off!

That’s not to say that you can’t wear them without damaging your nails. If you properly remove them, take care of them and take appropriate breaks in between you can safely wear nails with no problems. My naturals nails are still the same as they have always been.

Why is your hand skin always so dry and cracked?

Because I work with my hands making things constantly and taking care of them has so far been fairly low on my to do list. I do want to change this though.

What’s the longest your nails have ever been?

See the photos below. I could have kept growing them but they were becoming irritating to text with. Considering that I was a chronic nail biter I was pretty proud of this!

Simple Spring Daisy Nail Art Tutorial

Let’s do Spring themed nail art today! I’m thinking of Spring as more of a state of mind rather than a season these days XD

Simple Maleficent Nail Art Tutorial

Today’s nail art is inspired by the character Maleficent! It’s pretty much the simplest Maleficent nail art I could think of. I’ve been really busy lately so I’ve had to scale back on my nail art but that doesn’t mean I want to give it up completely!

Rose Cameo Nail Art Photo Tutorial

Let’s do some nail art! Today I wanted to do some nail art which was inspired by the fabric background that I’m using to shoot these on. Quilting fabric often has really great patterns and designs which work beautifully for nail art so next time you’re in the fabric shop make sure you stop and take a look!

How To Create Simple Rose Print Nail Art

For today’s nail art tutorial I thought I would show you guys how to do another version of rose nail art. This one is very simple and as long as you have a very thin paint brush it’s much more achievable than the more complicated roses I’ve done in the past here.

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