fancy tips

I am no nail art expert and rarely stretch to anything fancy on my fingers; I am a paint ‘n go kinda gal, but following the No.7 nail art event I attended a few months ago, I decided to become a bit more experimental. These tips may look fancy but they were ridiculously quick and easy to execute, and almost 100% fool-proof.


Base coat – Eyeko Pastel Polish

Tips – No.7 Hot to Trot


Base coat – Eyeko Pastel Polish

Tips – GOSH Holographic

I used the below manicure guide stickers to achieve the above looks. We received these at the event but unfortunately I am not sure exactly where they came from. However, I have investigated and if you search for ‘nail guide stickers’ on eBay, there are hundreds of different styles that pop up.

Simply paint your nails with your chosen base colour. Now the important part is to wait until they are completely dry before applying the stickers. If the varnish is even slightly tacky, it will come off as you remove the sticker. Equally, once you have positioned your stickers and painted the tips, ensure this layer of polish is completely dry also before peeling the sticker away, otherwise the line won’t be sharp.

Providing you make sure the varnish is totally dry at both these stages – this technique is really easy, very effective and opens up endless possibilities. I am already mentally creating my next colour combination.

What do you think?
Is this something you would try?

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  1. 7th August 2011 / 7:39 pm

    I love the Gosh holo tips with the blue base, looks amazing, well done x

  2. 7th August 2011 / 7:42 pm

    love the one with the gosh holo tips wish my nails were long enough to try that x

  3. 7th August 2011 / 7:45 pm

    gorgeous I'm loving your nails they look fab!! xx

  4. 7th August 2011 / 7:47 pm

    Love it xx

  5. 7th August 2011 / 7:49 pm

    They look lovely!x

  6. 7th August 2011 / 7:58 pm

    Lovely! The Gosh tips look fab.

  7. 7th August 2011 / 8:02 pm

    Gorgeous, I am definitely going to try this, although the last time I did something like this the tape ripped off the whole base colour :(.

  8. 7th August 2011 / 8:06 pm

    those nails look amazing! xox

  9. 7th August 2011 / 8:08 pm

    Loving "Cosmic Curves"! That's gorgeous!

  10. 7th August 2011 / 8:16 pm

    The gosh holographic looks amazing with eyeko pastel polish!:) X

  11. 7th August 2011 / 8:22 pm

    Oh wow, these are so pretty!

  12. 7th August 2011 / 8:30 pm

    Wow! These look stunning! I'm definitely going to try the 2nd look tonight 🙂

    Gem x

  13. 7th August 2011 / 8:42 pm

    I love the holographic effect, using nail guides is so a bright idea, so simple but your nails look so polished, excuse the pun!

  14. 7th August 2011 / 8:52 pm

    These look stunning Milly! I actually have some of these & would never have thought to use them in this way so thank you so much for sharing 🙂 Oooh I'm itching to try them now! lol! By the way, am wearing GOSH Holo at the mo too 😉 Love it!

    Love Aysh xoxo

  15. 7th August 2011 / 9:06 pm

    I want this! xoxo

  16. 7th August 2011 / 9:17 pm

    omgomgomg these looks absolutly AMAZING!!!!!!!!!
    so neat and professional!!!! I'm literally on ebay now hunting down some nail guide stickers!!!

  17. 7th August 2011 / 9:18 pm

    I love the first one!! Don't think I've even seen anything like this before, definitely going to have to get something similar to these stickers and give this a go. Love the colour combo's too! xx

  18. 7th August 2011 / 9:23 pm

    Fancy tips:) Loving that gold color:)

  19. 7th August 2011 / 9:59 pm

    Beautiful! xx

  20. 7th August 2011 / 10:28 pm

    These are amazing! I especially love the gold pyramid tips. This may be an incentive to grow my nails, so I can do something like this.

  21. 7th August 2011 / 10:42 pm

    These nail combos look lovely. I'm useless when it comes to my nails but you make this sound so easy, I'll have to give it a go 🙂 X

  22. 7th August 2011 / 10:46 pm

    these are gorgeous i love the holo!

    shel xx

  23. 7th August 2011 / 11:18 pm

    so gorgeous! the colour pairings are perfect.

    i just found your blog btw, im hooked! you have a new follower 🙂


  24. 8th August 2011 / 6:42 am

    Love them! So pretty.xx

  25. 8th August 2011 / 6:42 am

    Love them! So pretty.xx

  26. 8th August 2011 / 7:43 am

    gorgeous! a great bit of inspiration for me as i am growing mine xx
    Ella @ Belle Vintage

  27. 8th August 2011 / 7:48 am

    ohh lovely 🙂

  28. 8th August 2011 / 8:52 am

    Such a fab, fun look! Love the colours together too! You promised to do mine missy… 😉 xx

  29. 8th August 2011 / 9:14 am

    love these especially the gold tips. foolproof you say…might have to attempt it!x

  30. 8th August 2011 / 11:31 am

    Love the silver, they are amazing Mills!! Thanks for the tips xx

  31. 8th August 2011 / 5:44 pm

    These designs are absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the colours of the tips. Enjoying reading your blog as usual 🙂

  32. 8th August 2011 / 6:03 pm

    I LOVE the GOSH nail varnish, I have that and it is amazing haha. I've never thought of doing it sideways on the nail, very clever! I like the new craze of painting your ring finger and different colour, thats cool you should try it, I've done it in a recent post on my blog ! xo

  33. 8th August 2011 / 6:13 pm

    These are so pretty 🙂 Thanks for sharing, I feel inspired! Emma xx

  34. 8th August 2011 / 7:33 pm

    hot to trot is gorgeous!

  35. 8th August 2011 / 8:52 pm

    wow, these look amazing, I love the top set especially. The colours go great together


  36. 9th August 2011 / 5:55 pm

    I'm so getting into nail art and this is ANOTHER thing I need to try 🙂

  37. 13th August 2011 / 6:10 am

    ohh, lusting over the silver and blue! looks amazing xo