Monday, February 27, 2012

Pink Bow Tie Nails

I'm in love with this design :) I was going for something simple, so I use pastel colors (nude and light pink), and it turned out way better than I expected! Classy and simple. I've realized that when I do light colors, I need to start with a white base otherwise the color isn't opaque and you can see my nails through it. Ew! So I did that, painted the nude color on, then made another white base in the shape of the bows. I waited for it to dry then added the light pink on top and outlined it in black. Voila, all done!

Monday, February 20, 2012

Matte Black Zebra Nails

The design itself isn't much, but I really wanted to try something with my new nail polish! It's called matte black and I got it on Amazon by Zoya. You can get it by other brands, too. It has no shine like normal polish, so when you add normal polish on top, it makes it stand out. So adding the same color to it is subtle, but I like it!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine's Day Nails

Everyone's had those heart shaped candies on Valentine's Day... So why not paint them? I had to buy all new pastel colors (except the purple--I borrowed that from a friend) in order to do this design, but I'm glad I did because they're adorable colors! On the ring finger it says QT pie, but I messed up the Q and the little line is on the wrong side. But that's okay, it's really hard to write words upside down, and that's the only mistake I made ;) Happy Valentine's Day, everyone!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Fish Scale Nails

I am on my high school swim team, and varsity districts are coming up so I figured I would do a themed nail design! I decided to do intricate fish scales. I was going to do a blue M on my ring finger, but I spaced out and started doing the wrong colors. So this is what the outcome is! I faded light blue and light green together (which was really hard for some reason, I kept messing up), then I used a toothpick to draw the scales on. That's it! Good luck at districts, Celts :)