This is an interesting unique polish, at least I have not seen anything like it yet. Its a plummy purple with a heavy blue frost/sheen. In shadow and certain lighting, the purple is more apparent, however, my camera only seemed to capture the blue. In the next picture, I messed with my lighting to show you guys the purple base of this polish. I was not happy with this brush. It is small. Need I say more? It took many strokes to even out this polish. Shown is three coats, no topcoat. The first two coats were streaky, but the third evened things out and made me love this more. The polish was easy to control but the brush did not help at all. A wider brush would have made things much easier.
This is such an interesting shade though. I repeatedly have to decide whether I like it or not. I like it. It’s kind of a fugly color in real life with my skin tone but it’s fun.
Green was a little challenging, I wasn’t sure what to do, but I came up with this glitter fade. I used NOPI Mi Fantasia and dabbed some glitter at the base of my nail. Then I dragged the glitter towards the edge of my nail. The base color is NYC High Line Green.
So, I have randomly decided to start this as a way to stay inspired. I probably won’t be posting everyday but I will as often as I can. Here is the template I made of the 31 Day Challenge (Thank you Microsoft Ppt.).
Day 1: I decided to use some stencils for this art that I got in a Kiss striper set. They are really nice and easy to use. I’m pretty sure you guys can all see the brand (NYC) and name (Broadway Burgandy Frost) of the base colors. The silver-ish glitter is Midnight Magic by Covergirl. I finished with a matte topcoat.
I thought of this design after looking at the illustrations by Brett Helquist in A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. Specifically, The Ersatz Elevator. The crosshatch shading on, well, everything inspired this design.
First, apply your base coat. Then, use a striper (preferably white) and make two lines crossing each other at a 90 degree angle. This step is optional, as the white lines will only be guidelines.
Fill in each of the four quadrants with four colors. I opted for a slight pastel theme, using two coats for each color.
Next, using a white striper, create three diagonal lines on one corner of my your nail, and then three more lines on the opposite side.
Then, make three horizontal lines in between the diagonal lines, and repeat: diagonal, diagonal, horizontal until you reach the base of your nail. Finally, clean up, add a top coat and finish!
The colors I used from left to right are: Wet n Wild On a Trip, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Mellow Yellow, Kiss Nail Art Paint white striper, NYC In a Minute High Line Green, and Wet n Wild I Need a Refresh-Mint. My base coat is Zoya Anchor, and My top coat is Sally Hansen Ultimate Shield base coat and topcoat.
I saw this design on someone at the mall, and decided to try it. It took a longer time than usual because of the different layers of paint, but it was relatively simple. This mani makes for a cute, easy, floral print. My base color is Sally Hansen Blue Me Away!.