Sunday, February 23, 2014

Happy Popsicle Nail Art + Tutorial

Purchased by me

So, this weeks theme from Fingerfood's theme buffet is cute. I started out thinking I should do some cute animal nail art, like I've seen all over the place online with bears, pandas etc. I sketched out two animal nail art ideas, but they didn't turn out just right.
I sketch out nail art in photoshop, and while an idea might look good there, once I scale it down to my nail size and sketch it out in real life it might not work so well after all. That's precisely what happened. So I went back to scratch, and really thought about what I think is cute. I use a lot of cute stamps in my papercrafting, so I went to my own papercrafting blog for inspiration. Browsing there, I realized that I think it is so cute with just about anything with a smiley face on it. And then this idea hit me:

(Base color: Mint Candy Apple by Essie. Nail art done with acrylic paints)

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Pink Crush Dotticure

Purchased by me
("Pink Crush" by IsaDora. Dots made with "Blanc" by Essie)

I wore this on my nails this weekend. The base color is two coats of "Pink Crush" by IsaDora, which is a gorgeous purple-ish pink textured glitter polish =) I topped the polish with a coat of Seche Vite, and that really made the color deeper and gave it a slightly different look then it has without topcoat. The white dots were made with various dotting tools and a white polish.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!
- Marie

Sunday, February 16, 2014