I have college orientation this weekend and the best way i know how to show my school spirit is by painting my nails with a UCSC theme. The school mascot is Sammy the Slug, a banana slug, so i incorporated him into my nails. On my left thumb is Sammy doing a yoga pose and on my right thumb is Sammy reading a book. I just used white nail polish and then navy, yellow, and black acrylic paint; all followed by a top coat.
Thursday, July 23, 2015
I've done butterfly nails twice before and each time i like the design more and more. I decided on five different nail colors, pink, yellow, orange, gray, and lavender as my base colors. I then used black acrylic paint to paint on the lines and black out an area near my cuticle. I then used a dotter tool and put some white dots on in various shapes. I finished with two top coats.
Thursday, July 9, 2015
I wanted to switch my nails up early this week and I really like the way these turned out. I started with a pinky transparent nail color covering the tips of my nails, in a french tip pattern. I then layered on a light yellow near my cuticles and then a more orangey yellow in the middle of my nails. I then took black acyclic paint and painted on a whole bunch of lines and circles all over my nails. I finished with a topcoat to seal everything together.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
For this week's manicure i decided to do another geometric themed manicure. I always love how this style of nail comes out because there is no wrong way to paint them. On two of my nails I merely painted them a forest green and added rhinestones. On the remaining three nails i layered ontop of a baby blue nail color, yellow, light green, and dark green acrylic paint. I added some simple rhinestones to all of them to bring the entire look together.
This manicure is all about showing off this gorgeous blue shade of nail polish. I layered on a dark navy creme nail polish and then followed with a metallic sheer blue holographic nail polish. I painted on some light purple and pink flowers to accent the nail polish, not to overpower it. I ended with a topcoat to keep things shiny.
I don't usually paint my nails pink, but when I do I can't just choose one shade of pink. Instead, i choose ten different variations of pink. Ontop of the base colors I layered in series of three, three shades of purple dots. I sealed it all with a topcoat for another simple manicure.