Hey there! We're Smudged, a brand new South African beauty blog. We’re so excited to flog for A Fashion Friend, and hopefully we’ll have some useful tips for you lovely readers.


We thought we’d start off with a fun nail art tutorial. This is perfect for dress-up or just a quirky daytime look. The look...Cartoon Nails! Here’s how to achieve 3-dimensional perfection:


Start off with a base coat so you don’t kill your nails. Then paint on 2 coats of hot pink nail polish. We used Bourjois Rose Cupcake.



This is the tricky bit. Get a small paintbrush and carefully paint a black outline around each nail. We used Revlon Blackest Black.



Next, using the paintbrush, draw a small white dot on the bottom right side of each nail. Then draw the highlight line above each dot, curving it slightly beneath the cuticle. We used Rimmel Nail Tip Whitener.



Finish off the look with a glossy topcoat. Yardley Gel-Lac Nails Overcoat is a winner.



And you’re done! Go forth and be distracted by your barbie hands all day!