NOTD Nails Inc Basil Street and Nail Art

I’d seen this design over at a while a go and have been meaning to try it for a while now. It’s very simple to do. I used my dotting tool I picked up from eBay for around the 1.50 mark. Worth getting as it makes nail art so much easier.

I firstly started of with a few coats of Nails Inc Basil Street. After seeing the photos this nude looks a bit to yellow toned for my skin tone so I’d use my No 7 So Simple next time. All you need is a nice nude shade then 3 different colours that are quite different. I stuck to shades similar to what they used at polish you pretty as I loved the effect but you could use any colour you fancy.

This nail art is really simple. Started with George in Boom. Start by dotting spots over the tips of the nail quite close together and graduating down. You can use different size spots. I then applied Piccadilly Circus in the same way. I found Nails Inc polished a little hard to use with my dotting tool. They dried a little quick and were a bit too thick. The last colour I chose was OPI You Don’t Know Jacques! From my best of the best set.

This is a really simple but looks effective nail art in my opinion. From the site I originally saw it on they had done all the nails and it looks great but I didn’t think the rest of my nails were long enough to pull it off. They keep breaking at the moment 🙁

What do you think of this? Is it a design you’d tried? I think it would look great in yellow, red and orange for the summer.

Love M



  1. Sunny
    May 15, 2012 / 1:35 pm

    This is a great look, I love the colour choices 🙂 x

    • C.S.I Beauty Blog
      May 15, 2012 / 9:26 pm

      Thanks, it was really simple! x

  2. maligreen
    May 15, 2012 / 3:22 pm

    I need to get a dotting tool! x

    • C.S.I Beauty Blog
      May 15, 2012 / 9:25 pm

      They are so cheap to pick up off ebay and worth it x

  3. chazzehhh
    May 18, 2012 / 10:01 pm

    My nails are sooo short because they keep breaking at work but I love this idea, I think I'll try it anyway! I think I need to pick up a dotting tool to make it easier!Charlotte

    • C.S.I Beauty Blog
      May 19, 2012 / 6:44 pm

      Mine break loads too, opi nail envy has worked wonders. They're so cheap to pick up, you should definitely give it a go. I'd love to see the results! X

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