So, after a quick scan I guess I really haven’t posted any nail stuff since June. It’s okay, I’d like to think my posts have content. But maybe you’ve missed the nail ideas. So I’ll post some now.
This is what I did tonight. I’ve never had any success with creating ombre with a sponge, so I’ll do it over the entire nails themselves.
Thanksgiving day I had time before getting down to the business of eating. So I tried to do something festive without being over the top.
Halloween was good this year. Since it was on a weekday, all the festivities were the weekend before. My costume was simple and 90% of it was either free or already in my closet.
I got the paint chips from the home improvement store. I already had the hoodie, shoes, skirt. I happened to find the socks at the Halloween store, when a friend pointed them out. Did you guess what it is yet?… 50 shades of grey! Ta-da! Okay, so I saw it on the internet. The only thing I hadn’t anticipated was the way the paint chips would crinkle up under a seat belt.
So in the same vein, I did a manicure to match.
Earlier in the month, I went to a friend’s wedding. This was the manicure I went with.
I created this one by painting the base color. Then I taped off at an angle, and used the secondary color, taping again at an opposite diagonal once that was dry for the third color. I alternated colors for base, 2nd, and 3rd. I think the color palette kind of had a fun poke at the bad color schemes of the late 80’s, with the graphic element to boot. Or at least that was my thought process.
Of course, if life was just successes, what would be learned? Here our hero learns that not everything you watch on the internet is for the amatuer. I saw a tutorial in which the artist picked out chunky glitter from a clear polish and created designs with it. It was labor intensive, and my results made it really not worth the effort.
Maybe practice makes perfect, and someday I’ll come up with something better using this technique….
I got some new texture polishes.
I’m currently not terribly crazy about the texture polishes. I don’t really see much difference in them from some glitters. The white just reminded me of “way back when”, when I used to white out.
To close out here’s a simple one with an accent nail. Nude and gold.
And now, I feel like maybe I’ve brought everyone a little bit more up to speed. I hope the nail fanatics hadn’t lost faith that I would continue to do fun nails stuff. I guess I didn’t want to be a nail blogger only. I don’t know that I can do a blog devoted to just one topic. I love a variety of things. Now that winter is creeping in, I’m sure you’ll get to see more art work as we all become sequestered until the green starts to poke out of the ground again… Not to mention there is Christmas crafting to come! So stay tuned for all the good things…