Nail Art Tutorial – By Amie @ Planes Trains and Beauty

Hello lovelies,

Today I wanted to share with you a DIY nail tutorial I spotted on PlanesTrainsBeauty which I think you guys will really enjoy. Her blog is really varied and interesting, and (a girl after my own heart) has some great money saving tips too. Definitely go check out her blog and give her a ‘like’ on Facebook.


Anyway, off we go with the tutorial….

I wanted to try some nail art, and was playing around with some colours and patterns… but this design is my favourite. It’s bright, funky and perfect for the summer!

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Grab 3 bottles of polish, I choose the name ocean spray down to the colours I chose but you can choose any three colours you like.

Pick one colour to be your base colour, and make sure that you can see the other two colours on top this one, otherwise the look wouldn’t work.

Apply your base coat and let it dry completely, if you need to do more than one coat by all means.

For this next part you will need a cotton wool ball or a cotton wool pad. If you are using a cotton wool ball just pull it apart a little until it is fluffy. If you are using the cotton wool pads, simply tear a pad in half.

Now use the second colour and dab the nail polish onto the cotton wool as you can see from the picture below

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Dab it onto your completely dry nails to create a splatter effect.

Once this has dried grab your third colour and use the other half of the pad or a new cotton wool ball and repeat the process above.

Once dried it will look like an awesome ocean spray effect on your nails!

A little tip…..Have some cotton buds handy and at the end if any polish has went onto your skin, dip the bud into nail remover and gently rub it off. The small bud will prevent your nail from being touched and ruined.

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There we are guys, beautiful, quick, Summer Spray nails!

Amie at Planes Trains and Beauty


If you guys have any favourite nail tutorials – let me know below and I’ll share them too!

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  1. Laura Cannone June 6, 2016 / 10:13 AM

    The one piece of advise I can give to you if you are starting out is to practice. Even if it’s only a couple of times a month. Nail Art is like anything – it is a skill that needs to be learned. But its not rocket science. I believe that anyone can do nail art.

    • paupertoprincess June 6, 2016 / 10:27 PM

      Thanks Laura! Yeah I should get cracking with some Pinterest inspiration and try a few out 🙂 Do you have a favourite?

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