It has been a long time since I have posted a nail of the day post. I tried out a little bit of free-hand geometric designs to go along with my bright summer colour. Let me know what you think!
These are the various tools that I needed to do this manicure: (The Orly top coat should be Seche Clear base coat… oops!) Sally Hansen “Poppy”, China Glaze “White On White”, Pop Beauty (no name as far as I know), and Butter London “P.D. Quick Topcoat”.
Here’s a better view of the brushes that I used. These are just cheap synthetic nail brushes that I bought on eBay. A long, skinny striping brush to make the initial lines; and a short flat topped brush as well as a short angle brush to fill in the black and white squares.
Here is the result! Please excuse that the geometric shapes aren’t all perfect like most of the photos that I see on Instagram… this was my first go, and being all artistic and good at drawing isn’t my strong point!
I hope you like this design! I was originally going to do my ring and middle fingers with the patterns, instead of the index and ring fingers. What do you think? Would you have liked that better? I think I would have. Oh well, next time!
This manicure is actually coming off right after I post this. It’s starting to chip =(. But it wore for about 4 days very well!
Today’s post is going to be about the nails that I will be wearing Christmas Day =). I can’t believe it is almost here! This year has flown by, I’ve been very busy =).
My Right Hand
I have China Glaze “Phat Santa” on my first three fingers, topped with China Glaze “Ruby Pumps”, for a festive sparkly red. Then I have Orly “Luxe” on my ring finger with designs in Butter London “British Racing Green”.
My Left Hand
On my pinkies I tried something new. I have China Glaze “White on White” (I think? It’s packed away now so I can’t check!) and the candy cane stripes are done with striping tape. I ordered a whole bunch on eBay (for about $2), and they finally came, so I figured I would try them out. It is fairly easy to work with, but very thin. If you lose the end good luck finding it again! The biggest issue I have with it is that the ends peel up a bit, and I’ve had to file them down. Also the colour seemed to fade really fast. This was a bright sparkly red, but now looks more pink… You need a couple coats of good thick top-coat over top to make them feel smooth. I will keep trying these as I have more than I could use in a lifetime, and will keep you posted!
I hope you liked my Christmas Nails!
Please tweet me photos of your festive nails, I love to see them and get inspired! @wstcoastbeauty