Hey There Everyone!
Sometimes when I do nail art (which is every day! haha) I paint my nails with the base color and then between the time I do the base color and the nail art I think of another idea to do with the colors I’m about to use. Sometimes I just change my plan and do the new idea, sometimes I stick with the original idea and then on some special times I do both ideas… one on each hand!! I’d like to say, “It’s ok because they’re matching colors” but the truth is sometimes I paint my two hands COMPLETELY differently. I never leave a hand bare, but I do sometimes find that I have two ideas and want to try them both so I do each of them on a different hand. Then I either don’t want to take the time to redo one hand OR I want to get pictures of them the next day in the sunlight so I just leave them, and then wear them out and about the next day cuz I’m not gonna have the time to re-do them mid-day. Now, when I work I don’t leave my hands different, but on days where I’m just running around town- I absolutely do. Is that weird? Maybe. Do I get confused comments? Almost never; they just compliment the hand they see. Does it serve a purpose? Yes. Am I going to start a trend? You never know!!
The nails I’m sharing today were on my left hand on the day we did nails inspired by polka dots. They use the same colors but are done using a slightly different technique They’re a little weird but they were cool enough. Plus, since the colors were the same and the technique similar no one even noticed. Here they are!
Wild and Sparkly Blue Stripes
How To Get These Nails:
- Apply your favorite base coat. I like SH Hard As Nails.
- Paint your nails with Sation Rock A Guy Blue. You could get away with one coat if you’re careful. I used two or three, I don’t remember.
- Paint half of your nails on a diagonal (some people call this a Spanish French, which I love!!) with Orly Angel Eyes. I used two coats to make it nice and opaque.
- Using a striping brush, paint stripes of Rock A Guy Blue across the dark blue section into the Angel Eyes section. Leave a little room between stripes.
- Using the striping brush again, paint stripes of Angel Eyes from its own side over into the dark blue side in between each stripe of Rock A Guy Blue.
- Give your stripes a few minutes to dry completely, then apply a coat of Seche Vite.
Don’t these kind of look like piano keys? Or some crazy zebra, maybe? I don’t know what they really look like but I like ‘em! They’re kinda cool and different looking. Next time I’ll leave less space between the stripes so it looks more jagged. I don’t honestly think you can go wrong with these two colors though. Do you ever paint your hands with two different designs or colors? Let me know so I don’t feel so weird…. or I guess so I can feel weirdER! Haha. As always thanks for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!!