Neon Accent Nails

So I posted last week (actually longer, I’ve really lost my blogging drive lately) about some easy nail art and promised to share a slightly more adventurous style I’d tried, and here it is! I’m on the look out for proper nail tape right now to try some more stuff like this so if you have any suggestions I’d love to hear them! This was my first attempt and I used washi tape to section the colour which wasn’t brilliant when I came to take it off and VERY fiddly to apply in the first place.. I feel like there HAS to be an easier way!

Easy Nail Art Negative Space Pink PurpleI used Revlon Charming as my base, I chose this not because of the colour but because I’ve recently discovered that this formula (these original bottles, not the newer Colorstay ones) combined with my Seche Vite top coat give me the absolute longest lasting mani, if you’re sick of repainting your nails constantly I’d highly recommend you give them a try. I have a few colours and all of the creams perform equally well.. the glitter finishes not so much. I then used the washi to create a V on each nail (nothing fancy and fiddly enough for me not to want to do it again any time soon) and used China Glaze Neon & On for a bright contrast. China Glaze have some of the nicest nail colours but the formula is really not my favourite, I use them because I love them but only if I’m prepared to redo them after a couple of days. The really long winded part of this process is drying time, because I was using tape over the top of the base colour I wanted to be 100% sure it was dry and ditto for the China Glaze before I removed the tape. I didn’t get a perfect finish or lines but with a little practice (and hopefully better tools) I’m hoping this will get easier cause I love the impact. Something a little different and if you do experience chipping you can always touch up the tips without ruining the pattern!

Miss BB



  1. 17 January, 2016 / 2:13 pm

    I love the colours that you have picked, they work so well together. I would recommend trying some straight nail vinyls from She Sells She Shells UK. They are perfect for nail art like this and really cheap too 🙂
    The Nail And Beauty Files

  2. 17 January, 2016 / 4:19 pm

    I love these colours together they look so pretty x

  3. 17 January, 2016 / 7:12 pm

    striping tape is a fair bit easier to work with but your nails have to be dry before applying it and sill wet when removing it to get a crisp line. Pretty cheap to get a pack on eBay.

  4. 20 January, 2016 / 12:24 pm

    That Revlon colour is gorgeous! I’ve been looking for a shade like this for ages 🙂 x

  5. 22 January, 2016 / 8:41 am

    I love this!! The colours are really pretty together, especially love the grey! I ordered some nail tape off eBay the other week. It was only a couple of pounds and it’s really thin and easy to use 🙂 x

    • missbudgetbeauty
      22 January, 2016 / 9:43 am

      I’m going to have to give them a go I think

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