Hey There Polished People!
For the second installment of our 31 Inspired Days of Nail Art we are doing orange nails. Don’t forget to check out the other ladies’ nails after you see mine. It’s always fun to see other people’s interpretations of the same theme. Orange is my favorite color so you’d think I’d have approximately 8 billion orange polishes.. but I don’t. Thankfully I had just enough oranges to complete the look you are about to see. Let’s get to the nails!
Day 2: Orange Nails
How To Get These Nails:
- Base coat.
- Using a dotting tool, apply one row of dots in a rounded V shape about 1/3 of the way between your cuticle and free edge, closest to the cuticle using ChG Peachy Keen.
- Use the dotting tool and repeat step 2 only change the polish color to OPI Flit A Bit.
- Repeat step 2 using FP Tangerine Tint.
- Repeat step 2 using OPI A Roll In The Hague.
- Repeat steps 2-5 as many times as necessary to reach the free edge of the nail.
- Once you’ve reached the free edge, start right above the first row of Peachy Keen and work in reverse order toward the cuticle until all that space is filled in with color. I start my first line a ways down from the cuticle just to give myself room to make the shape I want out of the dots.
- When all your dots are slightly dry, apply a coat of Seche Vite to smooth out the dots and give you a perfectly glossy finished product. You may want to apply one more coat of Seche Vite to further smooth out the dots.
I think these nails kind of look like afghans… don’t you? My grandma and one (or two..?) of my aunts knit afgans so we have a few up in our closets. Some of the afghans have just about this same pattern so when I was done with these nails all I could think of were those knitted blankets. Afghans are fun because they’re nice and warm, but you can also stick your toes out through the holes… does anyone else enjoy doing that? Don’t lie!
Do these look like afghans to you? How do you like them? Thank you all for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!!