(I already bought my pair of Salt Water Sandals for the summer. I wore out my navy ones last year! I love the color of these and the shiny finish.)
Like the title says, I have indeed jumped on the nail art train. I have! Have you? It started on Pinterest (of course) and then I saw a few cute bloggers doing fun things with their nails (ahem you and you) and then one thing lead to another, and now I'm all nail obsessed! And what an expensive hobby, dude. Seriously. BUT fun nonetheless.
And the whole art of photographing your hands and nails.. that takes some practice. I am no hand model. Not to mention the actual PAINTING of the nails! Phew. It requires a lot of patience. And for a perfectionist like me, it can be quite stressful. Yes, stressful. I've been learning to be patient and wait for them to dry. (I know) And I haven't had a lot of luck with using scotch tape to mask off parts like I've read online. It always peels the base layer off.
SO, today I added a clear topcoat over the lime green and then waited a good long time for them to dry. THEN I added the masked off pinky-peach triangle areas. I had no trouble with the basecoat coming off! I'm not sure if it was adding that topcoat in between colors or the fact that I used these little stickers instead of scotch tape...
Here are some of my favorite nail tutorials around the web that I mostly found on Pinterest.
(Here's my Pinterest if you'd like to check it out.)
#3 are some nail transfers that I bought by Sally Hansen. I haven't used them yet, but I liked the groovy 60's pattern. I want to find some deco scissors that will do a tiny scallop edge. How cute would that be? I have some scallop scissors but the scallop is too big.
Not only is nail art fun, but as a life-long nail biter, it gives me an excuse to make growing my nails out fun and I'm not as tempted to bite them!
How 'bout you? Do you like painting your nails? Any favorite nail polish brands? Any favorite tricks?