It’s been a while since I’ve used striping tape. Mostly because it takes a while to get anything this detailed and even, and I hate having to wait for my nails to dry completely before I use it. But I still love the results. So I thought I’d break it out on some day-old polish and came up with this.
I started with a base of Intelligence, Integrity, & Courage from the China Glaze The Giver collection. It’s a really pretty light blue gray that reminds me of one of my all-time favorites: Essie Cocktail Bling. Love this color for winter. The stripes and dots were done with China Glaze Choo-Choo Choose You from their fall All Aboard collection.
I really loved this color combo! If I ever remember to pick up some more makeup sponges, these two might make a really nice gradient. I just picked up a bunch of polishes from the last three China Glaze collections and I’m really liking them all. What’s your favorite recent CG release?
This is my attempt at a skittle mani. I may have used too many colors, but I think it turned out ok. I’m not completely sold on the color combo, but it is definitely something a little different for me. Also – believe it or not – this is my first leopard print! I can’t believe I’ve never done one before.
I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White, OPI Black Onyx, OPI Jade is the New Black, China Glaze Fade into Hue, and Sephora by OPI Hippo to be Square.
I think I need a little more practice with skittles – and maybe to try one with two or three colors instead of five – but this isn’t bad for my first shot. I do think the leopard print turned out surprisingly well – I wasn’t expecting my first try to actually resemble leopard spots. What do you think?
Yet again, I was inspired by Mr. Candiipants. Check out her tutorial for these nails here. Even though I like hers a lot better, I’m still completely in love with these.
I started with a base of Essie After School Boy Blazer, and dotted on the flowers using OPI My Vampire is Buff, OPI Dating a Royal, OPI Do You Lilac It?, OPI You’re Such a Budapest, Sation Super Nail-tural Powers, Julep Dianna, and Essie Rock the Boat.
These turned out a bit brighter than I had planned – next time I’ll try more muted colors. I still think they’re super pretty! What do you think?
Lately I’ve been obsessed with combining polka dots and stripes, especially on my nails. I love that it is simple and interesting. I wanted to use some of my new polishes (I’ve had a rather large haul for the month of July), and ended up with this vintage-y color scheme. I love it!
The yellow is OPI Fiercely Fiona, which came out over two years ago, but I finally found it on Amazon a couple of weeks ago. My OPI Shrek collection is nearly complete – I’m only missing What’s With the Cattitude? – which is saying something since I started collecting them over a year after they pretty much completely sold out. The white is OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, and the green is Julep Dianne.
I think these are some pretty cute summer nails. After I did them, I actually found a hair bow on Etsy that was almost identical, but was dumb and didn’t save the link (or buy it right then and there). I hope you haven’t been getting tired of the polka dots, because I’m definitely not! So you will be seeing them again very soon (maybe with something more interesting than stripes) – unless I get a lot of anti-polka dot hate mail 😉
Since I bought most of them, and have only worn two of them, I wanted to use some of the OPI Eurso Euro polishes. I have to say, this collection is one of my favorites in a while. And since I couldn’t really think of anything to do with them, I went with something simple.
The base color is OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook and I painted the dots and chevrons using OPI I Saw… You Saw… We Saw… Warsaw.
I kind of love these. They’re simple, but still really fun. I really need to use the polishes in this collection more. A few of them are already becoming favorites, especially My Vampire is Buff. I know they came out a while ago, but what is your favorite Eurso Euro polish?
Nothing says summer quite as much as yellow polka dots, so I decided to paint some on my nails. I’m still a little bit uncomfortable wearing yellow nail polish (it looks great on people with darker skin tones – but I’m not one of them), and this softened it a bit. It helps that polka dots are crazy simple.
I used Orly Lemonade and Glowstick.
What’s your take on yellow polish? Love it, hate it, or can you only use it in nail art?
P.S. Yes, I got a new watermark. I get impatient and have a thing for fonts. So it’ll probably be changing once in a while.
I don’t usually go for anything pink or overly girly, but for some reason, I felt like doing something pink and girly the other day. I was kind of going for a French-inspired look (but was too lazy to attempt an Eiffel Tower outline), so this is what I ended up with. It’s kind of reminiscent of a French boutique or something, right? Not that I would know, having never been to France. Oh well.
I did use Essie French Affair as the base (hence the name), because when you do something like this, there really isn’t another pink you can use. Right? Am I the only one with a weird obsession/OCD about polish names? The white is Sally Hansen X-treme Wear White On, and there is a coat of INM Northern Lights on my index finger. If you haven’t heard already, Northern Lights goes with everything and you all need it (I got mine at Sally’s).
What do you think of this? It’s not my best work, or my favorite mani ever, but I still like it. It definitely satisfied my craving for a girly mani.