Sunday, October 28, 2012

30 Day Challenge 4: Green

This week's design for the Nail Art 30 Day Challenge is inspired by green. I took a bit longer to remove my last design than normal since it's been a crazy couple of weeks, so I was up for something fun. Well, these color block nails took a LONG time, but I'm super happy with how it turned out!
It's all by hand, so the lines aren't perfect, but I didn't feel like slicing tiny strips of tape to make it even. I think I did a pretty good job for freehand.

(I have gross cuticles since I haven't found a good creme yet, so yes, this is photoshopped)

Colors used: Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Wet N Wild Shine Black Creme, China Glaze Kalahari Kiss, Sally Hansen Insta Dri Lickety-Split Lime, China Glaze Holly Day

In other news, I used Chalboard Nails' lightbox tutorial to try to enhance my pictures. I do think the detail is coming out better, but as you can see from these pictures I still can't get the color to be consistent. I think it may be the kind of light bulb I'm using. I guess I'll try to figure it out for next week's design.

Happy painting!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

30 Day Challenge 3: Yellow

For this weeks challenge, I painted both my toes and my fingers! It's rare for me to paint my fingers, but as I had a wedding to go to, I decided to match my nails to my dress. I finally found a yellow that I love (China Glaze Yellow Fizz) that isn't too bright, but is also a nice creme that goes on opaque in two coats. I'm pretty happy with both my fingers and toes this week.

30 Day Challenge 2: Orange

For my orange nails, my original idea was to do some cool fall leaves design...but it sort of backfired. I guess it wasn't terrible, but it looked a bit more like fall vomit than fall leaves.