Get your Jack on with The Royal Collection by Leighton Denny

Posted by Lipglossiping On April - 19 - 2011

Fancy showing a bit of patriotism in time for the Royal Wedding?

This is a limited edition set that screams out for a talented so and so to work a bit of nail flair and show off some designs!

Sadly, I’m about as artistic as a colourblind, 3-toed warthog… but if you did fancy giving the old Union Jack nail art a go, here are some tips from Leighton Denny on how to master the perfect British flag.

Step 1 – Paint two coats of Cascade over each nail for the perfect neutral base

Step 2 – Using long, steady strokes, paint in two red crosses with Caught Red Handed

Step 3 – Complete the Union Jack look by painting In The Navy into the remaining sections

Top Tip: For neat lines, load the brush with a very small amount of polish.  This will help to give precision when adding in detail.

The Royal Collection by Leighton Denny is priced from £30 and available for a limited time at Bath and Unwind and Feel Unique

Are you a bit handy with a nail art brush?

6 Responses to “Get your Jack on with The Royal Collection by Leighton Denny”

  1. I’m not sure about painting flags on my nails, but the polishes look good!

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  2. Elwing says:

    That weird… I’d think it would be easier to first paint the entire nail blue, then a broad double white cross and then a smaller double red cross. But maybe the white polish lacks the coverage for this? Anyway, if I wanted neat flags as complicated as the British one on my nails I’d just use stickers…

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    • Yeah, it does sound like it would be easier to start with blue, but the white looks pretty sheer. It sounds doable, I don’t think this flag is very complicated compared to US and people definitely do that for July 4. But probably doesn’t look as cool.

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  3. Annalise says:

    This is something I’d adore to try being as patriotic as I am – though I’m very unsteady handed so won’t be trying anytime soon lol xx

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  4. Vijaya says:

    I love nail art stuff. <3

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  5. Tass says:

    I could do this on my left hand, but my right would come out as coloured blobs. It’s funny to see everyone cashing in on the Royal Wedding though. I wonder if anyone will buy this set? xx

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