Holographic Herringbone

As you’ve probably guessed if you’ve been following this blog, I have a lot of nail polish.  It’s gotten to the point where I can’t remember which ones I have (I used to know my stash really well).  So I’ve decided to start doing some nail art with my untried polishes.  They need some love, too!

holographic herringbone

Herringbone is one of my favorite patterns, so I decided to do some new herringbone nails (I’ve been experimenting with this pattern on false nail sets, too).  The base is China Glaze At Vase Value, which I actually just bought, and the design is Revlon Holographic Pearls.  It’s a super-dense holographic topcoat, actually very similar to Cult Nails Coachella.  Both of these polishes are new to me, and I really like them both.  I can’t believe I went so long without picking up At Vase Value!

holographic herringbone

I kind of wish I’d put a solid color underneath Holographic Pearls (maybe a gray?), but I like how these turned out anyway.  This pattern is so quick and easy and I love the way it looks!  I just finished a false nail set for my Etsy shop with this pattern in gray and lime.

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Fall Herringbone

These are definitely some of my favorites in a while.  I wanted to do something with fall colors, and was inspired by these nails by Mr. Candiipants (she’s awesome – you should definitely check her out!).  They were actually easier than I had expected, and I’m glad to have this design in my arsenal.  It’s a nice way to combine colors that is still unusual and interesting.

I used OPI Samoan Sand as a base (I’m absolutely loving sheer colors as bases for nail art at the moment), and painted on the herringbone with my most “fall” colors: OPI Ginger Bells, China Glaze Kalahari Kiss, and China Glaze Desert Sun, with OPI Ski Teal We Drop added in to offset all the orange.

P.S. Sorry about the lack of posts lately.  I wish I had a good excuse, but truth is, I was a little bit unmotivated (plus I forgot about the pictures still on my camera and didn’t feel like taking new ones), and an expansion pack for the Sims 3 (any fans out there?) came out, sooo I’ve been playing that instead of blogging.  I only feel a little bad.  But, it was a much needed “break” and now I’m back!  So expect some good (or at least ok) posts this week 🙂