Simple But Effective Nail Art | Stripes and Gems

Hello Lovely people. I know I havent been blogging much and there is no excuse. i'm sorry. But today I have a new series so I hope you can forgive me. My new series is called simple but effective nail art, I decided to do this series because in the past 8 days since my giveaway opened I have been asked to do nail art tutorials, i'm going to grant your wishes and do more nail art. 

So this look is not the best in photography as you cant really see the glitter, trust me this look is beautiful in person so I think you should all try it and send me the picture on twitter to @elysajamesmua

What will you need 
~ Nail polish of your choice. I picked OPI You're such a budapest
~ 2 stripers, Black and glitter
~ Top coat to stick on gems
~ Dotting Tool to stick on gems
~ Gems

Step one Paint the nails with your colour of choice, you may need a few coats to get the colour intensity you want. 

Step Two Take your black striper and paint on 3 lines in a diagonal motion. 

Step Three Taking your glitter stipe diaganal lines in between the black so it looks kind of like a fan

Step Four Taking your dotting tool and top coat get a hold of the gem and press the gem in to the corner of the nail. 

Finish of with a top coat. 

And that is my first simple but effective nail art tutorial. Hope you enjoyed. if there is any nail art you would like to see please let me know. 


  1. these look really nice! love the purple colour! xx

  2. Aww this is so adorable :-) Nicely done!

  3. They look so pretty! - Love the colours! ♥

  4. This is super pretty :)
    I love your base colour.

    Jesss xo

  5. Hey dear I really like your blog! What about following each other? Also on bloglovin, facebook and even on Lookbook if you want...just let me know :3 <3


  6. Just found your blog its so nice! and love these nails will definitely be trying them over summer!


  7. I love the purple and the pattern is great works well, i would like to try something like that.

  8. So pretty, it's very mystical :-)