Sung to the tune of “Girls, Girls, Girls!”
I continue to be ridiculous with the nail designs. So much so that a simple coat of one color is b-o-r-i-n-g to me now. It just looks unfinished. I’m constantly thinking up different things to do and I thought “why not share?” So. Share, I shall.
First up, a twist on a simple french manicure. Except that I didn’t just do white tips and nude nails. Nope. Green nails. White tips. I used an OPI white that isn’t entirely opaque and I thought it made for a nice look.
Next up, I did dark blue with silver stripes. I used a nail art pen I have (silver, obviously) to draw the stripes on freehand.
And then, a variation of the blue/stripe theme. In this one, I used a more vibrant blue, painter’s tape to delineate stripe placement, and bottled silver polish instead of the nail art pen.
While this design is just fine, I wasn’t wowed by it and probably won’t do it again.
Having done two blue manicures in a row, I switched back to green. I decided to go back to an old standby of polka dots on this one because it’s simple to do with a nail art pen. I did do an accent nail on the fourth finger by doing larger dots on those nails.
And then it was time for the Fourth of July and my annual Patriotic Nails Extravaganza.
After this one, I asked twitter for suggestions on what I might do for my next design. Red nails with a flower accent was suggested and I decided to go for it. I have a flower shaped hole punch that I used to make a stencil out of painters tape.
The next week I was supposed to have jury duty and crazy nails seemed a poor choice. So I went with black and white chevrons to match the dress I was planning to wear (and then didn’t because I didn’t have to go to jury duty). I painted a basecoat of white polish and let it dry thoroughly. I then cut painters tape into chevrons and used those to give me look I wanted.
I learned some things when doing this design. I needed to cut the painters tape into thinner chevrons and be more attentive to uniformity. But they weren’t terrible for a first try. I’d do it again.
I was feeling uninspired after the chevron bit so I did some digging around in google images for inspiration. I found several things and the one I decided to try was an elaborate polka dots design.
Finally, I went with a dark teal with sparkle tips.
After all this polish and constant exposure to polish remover, my nails are currently crappy. Yesterday I cut most of them down because they were breaking. I’ll give them some time to renew themselves and then start experimenting with new designs again.