Good morning polished world! How are you all today on this fine Sunday? It's supposed to be in the 70s today, so we all know I'm ecstatic. Sure, this warm weather means a burst of pollen and death to my sinuses, but it's really worth it.
Well, today is the first post of May, so you all know what that means! It's time to introduce you all to another Nail Artist of the Month! I'm pleased to introduce you to Talia from Talia Louise Nails! I started following her a few months ago and she does great work! She truly has grown in the year that she has been blogging and deserves a feature!
Time to hand the blog over to Talia!
Hi there, I'm so excited to share my little journey with your thanks to Alaina contacting me to be her new artist of the month.
My name is Talia, I'm 27 and the creator of TaliaLouiseNails. I live in a little town in Derbyshire, UK with my little kitty cats, Prince gizmo fudglar gibbles and Princess Pepper Maisy rhain. This is such great timing as I have just hit my 1 year nailversary. I never intended on being a part of this amazing nail community but I'm so glad that I am. I started out with just a handful of polishes with not a technique to my name just loving any chance I had to paint my nails, until I stumbled across a tutorial on YouTube on how to create gradient nails with a make up sponge. Little did I know that that one design would set light to a fire inside me but I never knew existed. I started poking around looking for more techniques to have a play around with and just like that without me realizing TaliaLouiseNails was born.
Now I'm always on the lookout for inspiration, polishes and new ways to prettify my nails that leads me to a new creations. With that being said random inspiration lead to this design.
I originally tried an inspiration piece from YouTube and that's well known but I didn't like how it turned out.
So after looking around the Internet for roughly the same designs to create my own design, until I nearly gave until I looked down at my toes thinking of a new summery nail art for them and noticed my flip-flops. They was covered in hibiscus flowers and my favourite colours so I decided to look for the colours in my polish collection and only found the right brown base. I decided to make the rest of the colours I needed with a mix of acrylic paint. I started by drawing the pattern that I wanted with a white acrylic so the colours I was using would pop out.
After I was happy with my design I mixed the colours that best matched the colours on my flip-flops and went to work on finishing at my design. To finish the design I added a top coat of Matte polish.
I love to help people where I can I love talking to all walks of life through doing my nail art. I recently got asked what advice if I have any would I give to somebody starting out. I'm by no means an expert but the little bit of advice I do have is "if you saw my what one you ago flashback post, I was completely useless. It's one of those things were you never stop learning. Keep your eyes Open for how to's, tutorials and absorb useful criticism and advice. My key tips are to have a good nail/cuticle care routine that is tailored to your needs, a slick, clean finish to your design and don't touch water with naked nails. Never forget to have fun with different nail art techniques. There is hundreds of things you can do, Ive literally only started getting the hang of stamping after a lot of trial and error. Have a go you'll be surprised at what you can achieve with a little practice" :).
I just want to say thank you again for allowing me to be the artist of the month and share this little piece of me with you all. Hope you enjoyed the start of my nailart story. xXx
What a beautiful design and what a great post! I've seen some of her now and then posts, and it's quite amazing how she has grown. You never would think it was the same artist. She is right though, you'll be surprised at what you can achieve with a little practice. I still surprise myself!
Thank you so much again, Talia, for this wonderful post and design!!!! I am excited to continue to watch your nail art journey!!! :)
Until next time, <3.