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!!

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!

Day 25: Inspired by Fashion

Day 25! This pattern is inspired by one of my shirts, shown below. This design is a simple recreation of the stripes.

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Starting with two coats of Zoya Blu, I added a top coat. I then used Sinful Colors Let’s Meet to free hand the yellow section at the top of my third and fourth nails. Next I put on striping tape, making wide stripes. So I didn’t have an exact color to match the darker blue stripes, so I mixed two colors, Zoya Sia and Sinful Colors Sail La Vie, then dipped a cosmetic sponge into the mix, applying it onto the nail.

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I bought this shirt pretty recently; it’s a basic t-shirt that I really like and will start wearing a lot once the weather warms up.

I like how the wide stripes turned out on the nails without the yellow block, but looking back I think I should make the stripes more narrow next time. Six more prompts in the challenge and I’ll be done!

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Day 13: Animal Print

Sorry I haven’t posted anything in two weeks. I’ve been on vacay before school starts, I was also stuck on this prompt. I tried around three different manis and countless color schemes before I was happy with the end result. So I ended up with giraffe nails. I used Sinful Colors Let’s Meet and brown acrylic paint. I plan to get Day 14 up soon, within the next few days or so.

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