Pastel Blossoms

I believe I did these nails sometime around April, quite a while ago it seems. They are really colorful, and I think the colors work really well.

I started with a base of Zoya Leslie. I think I used two coats, possibly three thin ones, it tends to be a little sheer. I then used a bobby pin to create petals – Zoya Sia and Sephora Formula X High Frequency – and the center of the flower. I ended up using two coats of Sinful Colors Let’s Meet as it is kind of sheer also.

These nails were easy to do, due to the bobby pin. DIY-ing works every time!

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Day 27: Inspired By Artwork

Day 27 is inspired by Piet Mondrian’s “Composition with Red, Yellow, and Blue” made in 1921. When this challenge was next, I knew immediately I wanted to use this piece.

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It’s a fairly simple piece, but it has enough elements to make each nail differ and include different elements of the painting.

Let me say that some of my friends taking an Art History class were immediately done with me when they saw this. 🙂

I started off with two coats of Zoya Purity, then added a topcoat because I thought I would use guidelines for the black outlines. Instead, I outlined the lines using a toothpick, filled in the square, and finished with a final black outline. I used Zoya Livingston, Zoya Sia, and Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow to finish the primary colors.

I also made a slightly different version with just my ring finger and thumb with the pattern, and the rest in white. This style makes it a more wearable version, as the primary colors paired with the black and white really popped.

I really enjoyed this design, I hope you enjoyed it as much as me! It’s definitely one of my favorites ever!!

Bubble Illusions

I found my pictures of the nail art I did using Zoya Payton and Blu from last post! Once I found them, I distinctly remember doing this and being really pleased at the end.

I’ve seen this style nail art before, and wanted to try it out, it seemed pretty easy, and I think I succeeded!

This was pretty easy to do. I painted a base coat, and stroked on a different polish along a diagonal. Once that was dry, I spaced out dots of each color, making sure they each overlapped. Zoya Payton was fairly opaque, it tends to be a bit sheer but I was able to build it up easily.

I hope you enjoyed this nail art, and see you Tuesday!

Speckled

Today I have a swatch of Zoya Dove and OPI To Be Or Not To Beagle. Zoya Dove is your classic grey creme, two coats. I absolutely love To Be Or Not To Beagle! It’s such a fun topper with a variety of colors and a great payoff! This polish works with basically any nail polish due to the black pieces and various colorful bits.

Sinful Colors Love Nails – Aqua Dotticure

This is a color I’ve had for a while, at least three or four years, and it’s not goopy or too thick at all. Impressive. This shimmery aqua is opaque in two coats, yet it does have visible brush strokes across the nail. In my opinion, I think the brush strokes are perfectly acceptable, they fit the tone of the color and shine.

I used white acrylic paint to create a simple dotticure using the head of a bobby pin I bent apart – DIY-ing it all the way! It’s a simple nail art to accomplish with cute results. The design can easily be made more complex by using different colors for the dotticure, as well as different designs.

Have a good week and I’ll see you Friday!