Today I’ve got a funky manicure for you- I like to call it my ‘underside mani’ where I paint the underside of my nails. I’ve done this look before with studs and Louboutin-style… but never with hand-painted nail art! Today’s the day to try that!
For this look I started with a couple coats of L.A. Girl Black Illusion on top and underneath my nail tip. This encapsulated my nails so they looked black from every direction. 🙂 Then I painted some whites stripes in a bold pattern on the underside of my nails. My nails are very curved so it was difficult to make the lines look perfect, or maybe I just need some practice. I also added some tiny red rhinestones to spice it up a little….and some seche vite topcoat to help it all dry quickly. I think this is so funky and fun! What do you think of my underside mani? Crazy cool, or just crazy?
I have a quick post today for day 4 of our OMD Challenge…. It’s the Fourth of July in the US and I have plans to continue the celebration with some wine spritzers and cheeseburgers. 😀 I’ll make sure to keep my wits about me though- I still wanna squeeze in time for my next OMD mani later tonite!
The day 4 theme of our challenge is Black & White and I went with a dreamcatcher design. I love dreamcatchers and I own a zillion of them… but it wasn’t until I saw the Polish Alcoholic’s dreamcatcher tutorial a few weeks ago that I became truly inspired to try it out! Here’s what I used:
OPI Alpine Snow ♥ as my white base color
NYC Black Lace Creme ♥ with a detail brush for the dreamcatcher design
Zoya Carmen (red) ♥ with a dotting tool to make the ‘beads’
Pure Ice French Kiss (blue) ♥ with a dotting tool to make the ‘beads’
(I had to add a hint of red white n blue for the holiday!)
Hard Candy Black Tie Optional ♥ as a black n white glitter topper for my other nails
Hope you have a great day and are enjoying some nice weather in your neck of the woods! See you tomorrow for SKITTLES DAY!
View the other black n white designs here: