Saturday, 23 March 2013

DIY Speckled Nails with tutorial (DIY version of Illamasqua Speckled nail varnish)

Hello lovelies,

I had an idea of how to do DIY Speckled Nails in case you don't want to buy Illamasqua Speckled nail varnish or you just want different colours than they offer. You can create this look with any nail polish but I would recommend you to choose less pigmented ones.

For this look I have used Models Own Fruit Pastel Collection shades (all five), Nubar Black Polka Dot and Seche Vite topcat.

If you recreate this manicure please credit back to me. Thank you lovelies!




This is the original Illamasqua Speckled nail varnish in Mottle, picture is by AllYouDesire. I am showing it to you so you can compare the final finish because I don't own any Illamasqua Speckled polish yet. If you want the black glitter less visible as it is in the Illamasqua polish you can just add more nail polish over the glitter.




I've prepared a video tutorial for you as well, hope you like it!




40 comments:

  1. Very cool! I actually think I like it more than the real thing!

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    1. Thank you very much!!! I like the Illamasqua's polishes but would buy three of them tops. The shades they've chosen don't appeal to me much but with this technique you can do any shade you like!

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    1. Oh sorry, I totally forgot to change the settings! You should be able to view it now ;)

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  3. Such a cute look, I love it for spring!

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  4. oooh... I love this idea! Now to get me that nubar! xo

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    1. I know,right? And it saves so much money! Now I don't need to buy Illamasqua polishes!

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  6. Ah this is so cute! Nubar Black Polka Dot has gone straight on my wishlist after seeing this :-)

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  7. Personally, I prefer the DIY version. The colours are vibrant (one can chose whichever they prefer), and the 'speckles' are neater.
    Thanks for posting this!

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    1. Thank you so much! And you're right, it's much more versatile and customisable :)

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  8. Love this! :) looks like easter eggs! Cxx

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  9. Very smart idea, thanks for the tip! ;)

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  10. You've just saved me a small fortune!

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  11. I love these nails so much. I love the combination of black glitter on pastels. :) Thank you for the tutorial!

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  12. Amazing! I prefer your version! x

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  13. I agree with everyone. My first thought was that I like your version better. It looks cleaner. Nice job. Thank you for sharing.

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  14. These have endless possibilities! Speckled polishes are so effortless but eyecatching! <3

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  15. Wonderful! Love love love this Sandwich ❤❤❤

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  16. I fall in love with these LLamasqua np ! So I'm glad to see a way to create our own, need Polka Dots now... lol

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  17. There's a matte black glitter by LA Colors Glitter Addict line that is even closer to the speckles used in the Illa Masqua product. I tried it out last night after seeing you're awesome tutorial on Youtube.
    I love the look but didn't want to spend the $18 per bottle for the product. Thank you!

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    1. Thanks for the tip, some people don't have Nubar available so it's good to know there's an alternative

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  18. I really like the cute pastel colors you used.

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  19. Hi Lucy! I apologize for not having sent to you my questions, but they will come this week actually! I love you video, it's an eggy jelly sandwich and I love the effect. Thank you, Bibulle.

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  20. So many comments, it's overwhelming! Thank you so much ladies xxx

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  21. Awesome tutorial! Thanks for sharing!

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