I’m lucky enough to be in a field where I get to be creative. My other field, while rewarding, can be very boring and dry. Being in the indie polish scene, I’ve made some great friends and lucky for me, they make some beautiful polishes!
When I decided I was going to tackle this challenge, I asked Jo of Lacquer Lustif she would send me some of her new beauties to try out. I showed off a mani…
In theory, tiny little triangles and other little shapes should be easy, right? Well let me tell you, no. No, it’s not. It’s painstakingly tedious and a total pain if you don’t have a thin enough brush, but we do what we can and move on.
I’m not a huge fan of these, but when I though geometric, I thought of a mosaic. So here goes…
Colors used: Essie Blanc, China Glaze Neon & On, China Glaze For…
I loved this mani when it was just stripes, and then I added the dark tips and I mourned a bit and went to bed, but now I’m awake and it’s morning and I like it again! How about that! This is all indie polishes too, so be proud of me! The awesome offwhite base with little fleckles is limestone by elevation polishes, and the brown is arches by the same brown. The tips are partybruise by @flossgloss, so not actually black, though you could be fooled.
pleaseforgetiexist asked: I'm having my homecoming dance in a few weeks but I don't know how I want my nails done... My dress is black with silver detailing... I get my nails done with acrylics.. Any ideas?? Please help!!!
what about having your nails black with silver baroque patterns or a silver baroque accent nail? you can have the pattern be done in a sparkly silver or a metallic silver. baroque is very fancy and looks perfect for fall!
here are some examples of baroque nails:
or you can do a sheer nail polish design:
or if you want simple nails you can just get a pretty black & silver gradient:
we hope this gives you some ideas for your nails! we’d love to see your nails when you get them done :)
p.s. sorry for posting this publicly. it never lets us send it privately when we add more than one photo.
1. Apply base coat
2. Tear a makeup sponge into rectangular piece. It should be roughly the width and length of the nail. It’s OK if it’s a little larger, but shouldn’t be smaller than the nail
3. Using Dear Mr. Fantasy, Xanadu and Weird Science, paint vertical adjacent stripes on the sponge. Line the sponge up to your nail and pat down as you move the sponge left to right to blend the colors. Repeat this step until you achieve the desired look
4. Clean the cuticles and sides using a cotton bud or small brush dipped in acetone. Apply top coat and you’re done”
For today’s delicate prompt, I went with porcelain!
Colors used: Serum No. 5 Indi-Glo, Essie Blanc, OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay and Essie Matte About You.
Paint your white base color and then using a floral stamping plate, stamp roses over your nails with blue. Top it off with a matte top coat and you’ve got delicate looking porcelain nails!