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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

[BLOG TOUR + Giveaway] Proxy by Alex London Nail Art Tutorial

Hi guys!

I'm with Pinoy Book Tours to kick off the Proxy blog tour with a bang. In case you didn't know I have a FOUR RAINBOW review of Proxy HERE. I had no idea this tour was going to happen and had already reviewed the book so the lovely ladies of PBT asked me to do a picture tutorial of my nail art instead - which I hope you guys will sport during the signing.

This nail design is really easy and you don't exactly need fancy nail art tools. Just your nail polish and maybe a thin pointed brush. You can find these at NBS or any art store basically. Proxy and Guardian (book#2) can also be purchased from National Bookstore. It's my first time to do a tutorial since a lot of my work is done freehand and involves a LOT of yolo. Hope you like this mani!

Here are the steps:

1. After prepping your nails add on a layer of base coat. If you're using OPI Push and Shove, it comes with its own base. (You're free to use whatever silver you want.)

2. Take your red polish and swipe it along the free edge of your nail. If your nails are square, round, squoval, it doesn't really matter. It's like french tips.

3. There are actually two ways to do this step:

A. Take your pointed brush and trace along the base of your nail, near the cuticle, then draw a straight line a few spaces above it then fill in to get that lovely solid wall of color on the base.

B. Another way is to just swipe your nail polish brush along the base and clean up after. (I recommend step A, less hassle but yeah.)

4. Taking your pointed brush just trace along the sides of your nails starting from the base and then connect it to the color on the tips.

.Add top coat and voila! There you have it.

Novel Nails Designs is my nail art blog over at Tumblr in case anyone's wondering, and Instagram too. Bookish manicures galore. If you do recreate this mani tag me on instagram using #novelnailsdesigns! Or tweet me @thetwinsread. I would love to see people recreate this for the signing. 

Here's the link to the giveaway which is PH only. HERE.



  1. If I had time - and nails as gorgeous as yours - I'd probably do this, LOL.