funny that people are paying attention even if you don’t think they are….
my coworker commented that I didn’t do a design on my nails “today”….. but my “new french” manicure (from yesterday) IS a design!!!!!! classic…. but still a design, no doubt….
I had an extremely long day, so, to unwind, I had to stir things up. And “do a design” lol.
this color just caught my eyes. and the new purple paint I got this weekend was waving over there from the side, so I splashed some dots on. I can tell when I really like my nails….. I look at them over and over……. I can’t keep my eyes off these.
concept better than reality: Nicole Miller “French Vanilla” (base) OPI “Green-wich Village” & dark pink acrylic paint (applied w/nail art brush") Color Club Nail Art Striper “Crème de Razzery” & “Glitter Hologram”
Reality better than expected: OPI “Sparrow Me The Drama” green acrylic paint & Color Club white nail art striper inspired by: TopCoatIt’s "argyle nails”
new attempts: OPI “You Don’t Know Jacques!” Color Club Nail Art Striper “Crème De Razerry” Stripe Right green nail art striper
i love it.
Essie “Chastity” (base) Color Club – Nail Art Stripers “Mint” & “White”
Contributor Dee Dee gave me the nicest thank you card last week. That isn’t really surprising… she’s thoughtful like that.
The card was so pretty I couldn’t get the envelope print out of my mind.
And then it kinda ended up on my nails.
I tried to keep it simple, so I only tested out the hologram top coat on the nail of my ring finger. It’s SOOO pretty. It took all kinds of self-control to keep from slathering that beautiful topcoat across the other nine nails…well (I did slip. I put it on the pinky nail of my other hand. I couldn’t resist.)
The base color is OPI - “Malaysian Mist”… dark pink, brown and orange acrylic paint applied with a dotting tool.
Top Coat – INM’s Out the Door – “Northern Lights” (Hologram Top Coat ‘Gold’”)
When I saw the snowflakes “falling” on the main page of the blog site (yay!), I immediately got excited. I LOVE snow. Love is an understatement.
Now mind you, I’ve been practicing good snowflake designs for like two weeks. And still no presentable snowflakes in sight for my nailbeds. 😦
Now this one from cutepolish vids is adorable….
…. and though I love her designs, and I love using my dotting tool – it seemed too simplified for my lofty expectation of my artistic ATTEMPTS… As I still haven’t mastered even a “neat” snowflake.
then I found this snowflake tutorial. I liked. More dots, but it was a tiny bit more complicated.
I ended up with a sort of in-between snowflake from the two… and I could only withstand the painstaking task on the fingernails of my ring fingers…. this nail art is work! I used the appropriately named “Avalanche” for the base color, and white polish with a very skinny nail striping art brush for the snowflake. I used a glitter polish with a dotting tool for some sparkly spots. When it actually snows here in Chicago [I wish it would hurry up and snow!!], I’m doing a snowflake design – again. (does this one count?)