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.

DSC03408 (2)

DSC03409

Advertisements

Day 7: B&W

Here is more freehand nail art! So I have some random triangles on my pointer finger, a stair design on my middle finger, a v French on my ring, and a v pattern on my pinkie. Pretty simple. Sadly, my topcoat smeared my middle and ring nails. I used Orly sec n dry which does dry amazingly fast but has a tendency to smear unless you use a nice thick coat.

DSC03288

DSC03290

Day 2: Orange

So for day two, I went with a baseball theme- I know a few hardcore Oriole fans. I used Revlon Siren and Sinful Colors Black on Black for the color blocked nails and Sinful Colors Snow Me White and Zoya Livingston for the baseballs.

DSC03244

Taped Gradient Nail Art

For this nail art, I started with a base of Zoya Livingston. Then I laid down my tape and made a gradient using Singul Colors Snow Me White. For some reason I ended up with a ton of bubbles on my middle and ring fingers, I’m not sure why. Anyway, this mani didn’t even last 24 hours because of the bubbles.

DSC03127

DSC03129

Blue Stairs

Hey everyone, just a quick post for today. These were some super quick nails I did. I started with three thin coats of Zoya Lillian and added a coat of Stars at Night by NOPI. I added a matte topcoat from Forever 21(more on that). I later decided I wanted to do some nail art. So using white acrylic paint I made these “stairs” if you will. Finally I added another layer of matte topcoat.

So I picked up this matte topcoat for a little more than two dollars for .5 ounces. I was skeptical about the product until I tried it. It works pretty well. It is definitely matte, as you can see. It is streaky unless you load the brush with the polish. Despite using a thick coat, it dried in around two minutes. My nails were set in about 30-45 minutes. I went to bed after doing my nails about a half hour later and I had NO sheet marks. I’m pretty impressed with this, it’s not great, but it does work well for a cheap price.

DSC03057

DSC03061
Please ignore the paint on my thumb!