I’m on a leopard print kick! So here’s another fun catty mani for you!
If you’d like to see a tutorial, Polish Alcoholic has a nice one here: TUTORIAL. A year ago I commented on her tutorial that I loved it… why did it take me so long to try it? I have no clue!
- I started with a base of Sally Hansen Maximum Growth
- then did two coats of OPI Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around
- then quickly made some pink, blue and green splotches using 3 neon nail lacquers from Cynthia Rowley
- then I outlined the neon dots using a black skinny striper polish from L.A. Colors
- lastly, I finished with a coat of seche vite
Hope you survived the week. Living for the weekend, amiright? Have a great one everybody!
Day 23 is all about music! I’m on a bit of a stamping kick lately… but I’ll go ahead and post my 3rd stamp design in a row!
I’m wearing EQUALIZER NAILS today! A few other girls in the Oh Mon Dieu Nail Challenge had the same equalizer idea. I guess we were on the same wavelength: check out Vic’s and Seize the Nail’s designs! I was the only one that ‘cheated’ by using a stamp though! LOL
For my look I started with two coats of Alpine Snow by OPI. When that was dry I sponged on stripes of four bright neon colors. Then I topped it off with my CH31 Cheeky stamp and Konad black polish. That cheeky stamp is very wide! I had a lot of black polish to clean up off my skin! Fun times.
Here’s the bright colors that I’m wearing:
RED ♥ Zoya Carmen (looks pink over top of my white base!)
ORANGE ♥ China Glaze Sun Worshiper (so bright!)
YELLOW ♥ China Glaze Yellow Polka Dot Bikini (highlighter yellow)
GREEN ♥ Cynthia Rowley Neon Green (un-named)
This mani was fun! Easy to do on both hands too. The funny thing is, I had a nail break on my dominant right hand last week, so I recently shortened all my nails, especially on that hand. Turns out, it was so much easier to stamp on those shorter nails. I kinda feel like going even shorter now! I’ve noticed that my nail length has fluctuated a bit since I’ve started blogging. They have been super long (here) and kinda short (here)… but I haven’t really settled on my signature length yet. Not sure if I ever will! I’m not habitual or predictable and I guess I change my mind a lot. I’m the type of person that manages to do the same thing different every time! So right now I want short nails. In a week I’ll probably want them long again. Who knows!
Check out the remaining themes for July↓ They get verrry interestingggg….. better put my creativity cap on!
23. Music Themed :
It’s TAPE MANI day in the April Nail Art Challenge. Striping tape always amazes me! Every time I use it I’m like WOW- this stuff is great! It peels off your nail without a problem and what an easy way to get some crisp clean nail art!
I started with a few base coats of my neon green polish by Cynthia Rowley. It’s so bright and green that it really reminded me of Earth Day from earlier in the week. I taped my nails with some inexpensive striping tape from amazon and it surprisingly didn’t take very long. Then I topped it off with an awesome teal holo! This scattered holo is called Teal Dimension from L.A. Girl. I’ve swatched other holos from that collection here and here. I can’t get enough of this stuff! Then when I peeled the tape off the neon-it was like POW against the teal! The whole color combo and the peace sign remind me of Earth, Mother Nature, peace and love. I hope you like it cuz it was fun for me to wear! Peace! xx