Butterflies

These are some butterfly nails I did a while ago. Instead of the usual monarch colors, I used a more blue/purple gradient underneath the black outlines. Using Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac and Wet n Wild Putting on Airs, I created a gradient, added a topcoat, then used black and white acrylic paint to create the wings.

I’ve seen countless nails using this design, so I’m not sure where it originated, but credit to whoever did – It’s a really cute design!

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Day 26: Inspired by a Pattern

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For this prompt, I decided to copy this arrow pattern I found online. Using a multitude of colors, this took a while, but I was pretty satisfied with the results.

I applied one coat of Zoya Purity, then I made a gradient using Zoya Purity and Zoya Charlotte, with Purity near the base of my nail and Charlotte at the tip. After adding a topcoat, I used striping tape to create the arrow shapes. I added yet another gradient, this time using, from the base of the nail to the tip, Zoya Sia, Wet n Wild Putting on Airs, Revlon Eclectic, and Sinful Colors Let’s Meet. I put on one last topcoat and that’s it! This took a longer time than usual, as I had to (impatiently ) wait for it to dry before adding the tape.

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Anyway, that’s it for this post! See you soon!

Wet n Wild Red Red

First off, what is up with this name? Red Red, that’s strange.

This is a pretty cheap brand of polish, so I was pretty impressed. Red Red is a bright red, leaning pink, that needed two coats for full coverage, no topcoat below. It definitely lives up to the Wildshine brand expectations. However the formula was a little thin and hard to control, which can become an issue since reds tend to stain easily. Taking this polish off was a pain, it left pink stains on my cuticles which took a few days to come off.

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Anyway, this polish lives up to expectations and I’m happy with it.

Happy New Year everyone!

Day 17: Glitter

*I did touch up these photos around my middle finger’s cuticle. I had a slightly red and swollen part because of a hangnail.*

This is kind of reminiscent of summer, I miss it already!!!!! So I have some basic palm tree nail art. I used Wet n Wild Putting on Airs, Zoya Mosheen on my thumb, pointer and pinkie fingers, and some white acrylic paint. It took a couple of tries for my palm tree on my ring finger; I kept wiping off the paint with a damp paper towel- why I love acrylic paint.

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Day 12: Stripes

So for the stripes prompt I did a kind of stripe gradient, as you can see, starting with one stripe on my thumb and ending with five on my pinkie. I used three coats of Wet n Wild Blazed; it has a very squishy appearance. So I laid some nail tape down and used one coat of Sally Hansen Big Smoky Topcoat. Even though it happens to be a bit streaky I really like it. instead of just finding two colors that match, I just grab this.

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