Guest Post: Bauhaus by Sarah

Saturday, March 29, 2014

I'm almost allowed to paint my nails again, just 2 more days!! I'm so excited :D But first, I have one last fantastic guest post from Sarah of Pardon My Nails. I feel like you guys will be sad once I start doing my own nails again -- all these guest posts have been so amazing!

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Hey girls!! 
My name's Sarah and I run the blog Pardon My Nails! I'm so happy to be doing this guest post for Lucy during her nail polish ban and I really hope you like the nails I designed for you guys! 


I wasn't 100% sure what to call this design, but they're pretty Bauhaus-esque (I think!), so I decided to settle on 'Bauhaus stripes'. The polishes I used were Rimmel Lasting Finish in 'Black Cab', Barry M 'Matt White' and Nails Inc 'Moreton Place', but, of course, any black, white and red polishes would do the job nicely!


To create this design, I first painted my nails with 2 coats of the white polish and left them to dry. Next, I used striping tape of mark out the thin white lines. For the larger rectangles, I used a Barry M Nail Art Pen to mark out the outline. 

Once the design was all set out, I painted on the black polish. It can go directly over the striping tape, but, of course, remember to avoid the larger rectangles you've marked out. For this bit, I decided to use a nail art brush (but you could probably get away with using the standard polish brush if you're super careful!!). 


Now all that's left to do is peel off the striping tape - whilst the polish is still, wet of course - and fill in a few of the larger rectangles using the red polish.



Thanks for reading!! I really hope you've enjoyed this little guest post, and thanks again to Lucy for allowing me to feature on her fantastic blog! 

I'd love to know what you all think of this design, so please comment below or tweet me @PardonMyNails

Sarah xx

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I love the abstract look of these combined with the black/red/white color combination! Thank you so much, Sarah!

If you haven't already, give Sarah's blog Pardon My Nails a look -- I love her work and her photos!

Lucy xx

21 comments:

  1. These look so great! Honestly, they remind me of an abstract painting, they are so cool! I am going to check out Sarah's blog immediately because I love this design already ;)

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    1. Thanks Robin! Really glad you like them, and thank you so much for coming over to my little blog :)

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  2. wow those colours look stunning together!
    I love this manicure, it looks so nice ;)

    xx Julia

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    1. Hi Julia! Really pleased you like this design - I really like a red/white/black combo too! It's so striking!
      Sarah x

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  3. These are gorgeous! We might have to give these a go. Will let you both know if we do! E&J.xx

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    1. Thanks girls!! A compliment from you guys always makes me happy :) Def let me know if you decide to give these a go - I'd love to see!
      Sarah x

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  4. Love the design! Very cool name too. :)

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    1. Thanks Emiline! You have a lovely blog - so much amazing glitter!! x

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  5. wow, that looks really cool - i love bold color combis!
    hey lucy, now that you are allowed to paint your nails again, will you do a guest post on my blog?! :-D

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    1. Yes, I definitely will! I'll send you something in a couple of days! :)

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    2. Thanks, Frankie! I agree about the bold colours combos - they can look so effective!

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  6. ooh this is such a neat look, i love it!

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    1. Thank you :) I'm really glad to hear you like it!!
      Sarah x

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  7. This manicure is really amazing :)

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    1. Thank you, Claudia! That's so great to hear :)

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    1. Thanks, Anita! Really pleased you think so - I was super proud when I thought up this design hah!!

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  9. Wow!!! This mani is so pretty. I super love the color combos and the design as well. Great job and great choice of mani. Love it!

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    1. Thanks, Jess! I'm really pleased you like them :)

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