Sunday, November 2, 2014

November Nail Artist of the Month: The Naily Mail!

Good morning polished world!  Happy November!  I can't believe that it's already November.  Of course, it started off with a bang here with cold rainy weather.  I think there were even some wet snowflakes in the air.  Before we know it, we're going to have inches on the ground and we're going to be celebrating Christmas!

Since it is the first post of the month, that means that it is time to let another talented lady take over the blog for the Nail Artist of the Month feature!  This month I am pleased to introduce you all to Lauren from The Naily Mail!  I have been following Lauren for quite some time and only recently did the two of us discover that we weren't following each others Instagram accounts.  Not only could I believe that I wasn't following her Instagram, but I couldn't believe that I hadn't featured here on The Little Canvas yet!

Now it is her turn!  Let's take a look at her awesome manicure!
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Hello, The Little Canvas readers! I feel so privileged to have been chosen as Alaina's Nail Artist of the Month. I am a huge fan of her nail art so was incredibly happy when I found out that she was a fan of mine too! Just a little bit about me; I'm Lauren, a 22 year young nail blogger from the UK. I have been blogging for nearly two years and I can honestly say that starting a blog is one of the best decisions I have ever made. One of my favourite things about it is getting to know others that share my enthusiasm for nail art :)

 My favourite type of nail art is mosaic, they take a lot of time and patience to do, but they are 100% worth it in the end! I usually paint them freehand, you can do them with striping tape but I prefer doing it freehand as that way I have more control over the sizes and shapes of the mosaic 'pieces'. So today, if it wasn't obvious enough already, I've got a mosaic design to show you, with a gradient integrated too!



I went for an autumnal colour scheme and used all Barry M polishes for this mani: Mustard, Paprika, Chilli, and Matt White. I added a few round gold studs and then finished it off my my new favourite top coat, Seche Vite (I've only recently tried this, I can't believe I went so long without it!).


I think this design looks more complicated than it actually is - the key is patience! I couldn't bring myself to remove this design, it's definitely one of my favourites, I say that about nearly every piece of mosaic nail art I do though! I hope you like it! If you want to know a bit more about how to do this design, or if you would like a tutorial please feel free to ask :) I want to show you one of my previous mosaic designs too, it's Gaudi themed, inspired by my trip to Barcelona this summer, and inspired the autumn gradient mosaic above. You can read more about it here. Do you have a favourite?


Thank you so much for this opportunity Alaina, I really hope you and your readers enjoyed my post :)
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When Lauren told me she was doing a mosaic design, I pictured something COMPLETELY different in my mind.  This is beyond words!  So much better than anything I pictured!!!  I need to attempt this soon!!!

Please make sure to follow Lauren's Blog, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!  You will not be disappointed!

Thank you Lauren for creating such an awesome, perfectly fall themed manicure!  I'm really loving it!

Until next time, <3.