Day 92

Day 92: Tulips

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Whew! Finals are almost over and I squeaked in a little me time. Perfect opportunity to give myself a pedi and use my new brushes.

Lots of rose nail art out there so I thought I’d change it up a little bit with some tulips. Not my best work, but it’s very springy!

Happy polishing!

Day 91

Day 91: Pink, glittery, fairy wings

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Most of the pictures I have seen online has been for butterfly wings. To be honest I think butterflies are gorgeous but they can freak me out sometimes. I decided to switch black for gold and now they are fairy wings instead of butterfly wings. But you can really do it however you like.

For the wings I have a faint pink gradient. For the gradient I started out with one coat of a neutral pink jelly, OPI You Callin’ Me A Lyre? For darker pink tips I used OPI Too Hot Pink To Hold ‘Em and then blended it with OPI Princesses Rule. I glittered it up with China Glaze Make A Spectacle, but now it is mostly covered up with OPI Sand On Your Own Feet (gold).
Definitely think I have to do this one again with bolder colors.
Here’s a bigger picture just to see more details.

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Happy polishing.

Day 63

Day 63: Last day of the instagram nail art challenge–theme pastels

pastel aztec nail artHere is another nail art that I have been putting off as well. Sometimes I’m not very patient, but the series finale of The Walking Dead was on so I sat down and painted my nails while I studied as well (life of a student).

The colors I used for the three base colors were:

pink: essie Fiji

green: OPI Gargantuan Green Grape

Purple: Sinful Colors Candy coated

The accent white is the good ol’ trusty OPI Alpine snow.

The aztec design itself that I created has no rhyme or reason. It’s more about doodling on your nail. I don’t know how much I enjoy this aztec design so I might try this again. I used two tools: a dotting tool & a small brush. This manicure just takes a little more time and a steady hand more than anything.

Happy polishing & happy easter everyone!