Here’s another great way to use your OPI Sheer Tints…
Start with a white or light neutral base color. Then do some nail stamping over top. When that’s dry, light sweep some OPI Sheer Tints over top of your stamps to get this awesome effect! One of the cool things about Sheer Tints is that they are so translucent you really don’t need to be neat or accurate when you apply them. Yet the finished product makes people go “hmmmm how did you do that?”
Remember when I showed you those little wooden pendants my dad made me?? Here they are pictured on the left. Well, I finally painted them with nail polish! I like to call them my nail art earrings. 🙂 I painted them using all Essie winter shearling colors and I also used a bunch of easy nail art techniques.
I painted them in three Essie colors
then used a dotting tool to do some dots on one side
used my MoYou stamping stamper and pro plate to decorate the other side
swept on some clear polish and placed a line of rhinestones
then I finished it with a coat of sally hansen topcoat
In case you are laughing at them, yeah I know. They’re a little ‘busy’. But in my defense, I wanted to try different nail art stuff on them … it’s my first nail polish & jewelry experiment! They came out cool and it was a lot of crafty fun. I def wanna do this again! If you don’t have pendants like the ones I used then maybe you can find some earrings laying around that might work. Or maybe the dollar store near you has some cheapo flat earrings that could use a fresh layer of nail polish!
This was a fun project for me, especially since I can’t paint my nails right now. I am actually wearing some Incoco french manicure nail strips right now and I wanna see how long they last. I am loving them. They look so great! Here’s a sneak peek! What a perfect french mani, right? They are wearing really well. No signs of chipping yet and I’m on day 6! So in lieu of painting my nails for 6 days… I painted some earrings! Oh, and I also made some diy nail decals using some of my cheeky and moyou stamping plates. They came out so cute! I made little yellow happy faces, multi-colored hearts, and little teddy bears! Hopefully I can play with them soon. I also have some news for my giveaways…..
Tomorrow I will announce the winner of my Moon Sugar Nails decal giveaway. Make sure you enter for a chance to win a sweet gift certificate for some waterslide decals! Giveaway closes on feb 9th. Good luck! (oh, and once that raffle is over I have another one coming up- so stay tuned!)
Hey! ! I’m psyched to show you this mani… it came out so cute!
I’m wearing Zoya Dove (grey), Orly Jealous, Much? (my mom’s FAVE mint color) and some cameo decals I made using my MoYou London Pro 04 stamping plate. If you wanna know how to make diy decals make sure to check out Chanfie’s tutorial here.
I don’t feel like typing much today. So here’s another pic!
I hope you have a great remainder of your weekend. <wiping a tear> Do you get sad on sunday nights too? 😦
On the bright side, the premier of Sherlock episode 2 is on Masterpiece Theater tonight. 🙂 Oh…. and I almost forgot! I had a productive/busy weekend and still managed to set up a nail station for myself! I used to have all my nail stuff located in one spot (well, maybe it spread out a lil bit)… and even though it was organized, I still I had no dedicated place to paint my nails. Sometimes I’d be at the counter, other times the couch, or the computer desk. But now I have my own well-lit work space! It’s tucked away in a little corner of the hub of the house… so that means I won’t feel isolated or far away. I look forward to painting many a nail there!