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 :
Ten minute nail art? How cool is that? I whipped these babies together in no time! I did a base coat or Orly Ridge Filler… then I painted four different strips of bright colors. I just sort of glopped them on very thick and messy. Then I dragged a dotting tool through them to create the tie dye effect. It would probably look nice with a bright white base coat- but I was going for quick and easy today so I skipped that part. For such a ‘quick n dirty’ technique it came out pretty cool I think. This could be a great option for some quick summertime nail art!
Have you ever tried tie dye nails? I imagine that there’s a lot of different tie dye techniques out there!
Yellow ♥ China Glaze Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
Orange ♥ China Glaze Sun Worshiper
Pink ♥ OPI Elephantastic Pink
Teal ♥ wet n wild I Need a Refresh-Mint
For this mani I used 3 of my absolute brightest polishes:
China Glaze ♥ Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
China Glaze ♥ Sun Worshiper
Cynthia Rowley ♥ Un-named Pink
I also sponged some of the colors over each other – just to blend it a little bit. Maybe that’s why the french tips look more coral than pink. I can’t believe how bright this is… plus, it was super-quick and easy. What great no-fuss look for the summer! I think I’m ready for my vacay now please! 😀
If you recognize this nail polish then maybe you’ve seen my water marble nails from last week!
Day 3 of the Nail Challenge is today… and the theme is yellow. I had to brainstorm a lot for this design, mostly because the majority of my yellow polishes suck!! They are not very opaque and do not work well for nail art. Why does yellow always have to be like that??
I decided on a white base coat of NYC Nail Enamel in French White Tip. Then I taped some random criss crosses onto my nails using striping tape. Then I sponged some different shades of yellow on top using little pieces of a cut-up makeup sponge. I like cutting my makeup sponges into much smaller pieces because it’s less messy and easier to apply that way. After I peeled the tape off I was left with this cool white and yellow cross hatch design.
I was inspired to do this mani by viewing this: Wacky Laki- Striping Tape and Gradient. If you are into tutorials then you will love this page of hers… it’s chock-full of pretty stuff!
Here’s the yellow polishes I used:
China Glaze ♥ Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
Wet n wild ♥ The Wonder Yellows
Sally Hansen ♥ Mellow Yellow
Nicole by OPI ♥ My Favorite Gold
View the other participants designs here!