I didn’t know what to call these nails. It’s kinda hard to summize them in a couple words! So my title kinda rhymes with something. I like to keep my blog G-rated, ya know? 😉
This is one of those manis that had no plan. I just went for it. I started with a basecoat and two coats of AVON Coral Reef. Coral Reef is one of those coral shades that has a lot of pink in it. It’s too pink for my mom so she gave it to me! Shweeeeeet. Then I stamped a Bundle Monster (BM-403) geometric shape with a silvery AVON shade called Platinum… but it didn’t show up too well. So I did another stamp from that same plate using black nail polish. That second stamp kinda looks like cogs inside a machine. I like it. I like it a lot. (imagine Jim Carrey’s voice to get the full effect.) Then I did a border around each nail in different colors.
Is it me, or does this nail art kinda look Indian somehow?
Also, I just finished my nails for the BIRDS theme of our Nail Art Ideas Linkup. They came out wicked. I wanted to post them tonite but I don’t have the energy to make that happen… so you’ll see them this weekend. In the meantime, here’s some of the other nailarts from this month’s linkup. For your viewing pleasure:
31st March – 6th April : Rain (April Showers)
7th – 13th April : Birds
Hi to all the nail fans out there! I’m excited for day 24 of our challenge because the theme is INSPIRED BY A TUTORIAL! I follow a lot of blogs and I’ve see so many great nail art tutorials- there’s no lack of inspiration for today’s theme! Do you follow the Polish Alcoholic? I always think of her as the ‘Queen Bee’ of WordPress nail blogs! She was also the VERY FIRST blogger to follow my blog when I started blogging 9 months ago. So naturally, today’s design was inspired by the sweet and sassy Polish Alcoholic. Check out her tutorial that inspired my mani: Blue Manicure for Autism
I chose 6 rich colors for this mani:
Blue ♥ Sweet Peacock by Orly
Green ♥ Garden Green by AVON
Silver ♥ Bring on the Snowflakes by Sephora by OPI
Black ♥ Smoke and Ashes by China Glaze
Gold ♥ Golden-I by Sally Hansen
Purple ♥ Dutch ‘Ya Just Love OPI by OPI
I’ll have to ask the Polish Alcoholic what the name is for this technique. I just love it and I think it needs to be a real official ‘thing’. Everyone needs to try this one out! You don’t need special tools to create these scales- this one is considered a ‘bottle brush’ design! What do you think? Are you tempted to try it?
24. Inspired by a Tutorial :