Hey There Polished People!
Many of you may know that I am a licensed teacher. I have my Masters Degree and I’m a substitute teacher currently, but I hope to some day relatively soon have my own classroom. As it stands though, I do enjoy subbing and I especially enjoy subbing for the younger grades. I think if I had my choice, I would choose to teach AM/PM kindergarten classes. The kindergartners are just so cute, and a half day of class is really just long enough to keep their attention and get some stuff done without wearing them out and having to allow half the day for free play. I also like first grade, which is where I subbed last week. There was one student in that class that has some behavioral difficulties and after I brought him back from the edge of a near-melt-down, his assistant said something kinda funny to me. He said, “You turn frowns into smiles.” That was a very nice compliment and was rather fitting because, well for one- I do, duh 😉 and for two- my nails were super cheerful. Must’ve been the nails. Ready to see them?
Cheerful Sunny Yellow Nails
How To Get These Nails
- Paint your nails with NUP French White. I love this white, in fact I recently bought myself a backup bottle “just to be safe.” 🙂
- Apply a coat of Jessica Brilliance and allow your nails to dry thoroughly.
- While you’re waiting for your nails to dry, use a dotting tool and Ulta Sun-Sational to add the polka dots to your accent nail.
- When your nails are completely dry, cut up some tape into medium width strips. You’ll need three per nail if your nails are about the same length as mine.
- Apply the strips of tape to each nail (except the polka dot nail of course) and make sure they’re pushed down and sealed well.
- Paint over the tape with Ulta Sun-Sational and after every two nails, use tweezers to remove the tape from your nail. Using tweezers is optional, but it really makes things a lot easier and will prevent you from messing up your finished nails while finishing the rest.
- When you’ve painted all the nails with the yellow polish, use a brush dipped in acetone to clean up any smeared lines you may have. I usually have at least one line that I need to fix.
- Allow your nails some time to dry, then apply your final layer of topcoat over all of your nails. To make absolutely sure I didn’t smear my polka dots or my stripes I applied a layer of OPI regular clear base and topcoat, followed by a layer of my quick dry Jessica Brilliance. I find that the quick dry topcoats tend to smear my polish more easily than the regular “slow dry” top coats. Plus, I mean, what else are you going to use those regular topcoats for?? Certainly not really as topcoat and wait fifty hours for your nails to dry, right?? ;p
- Smile at your cute and cheery nails. (Do this in private though so no one thinks/knows that you’re insane.)
I loved these nails!! They actually match a shirt that I have, it’s a yellow and white striped tunic and I wear it with leggings and it’s just so cute and comfy. These nails and that top makes me think of my friend Ami. Her favorite color is yellow and I just knew she’d like these nails. Sure enough, when I posted a picture on Twitter of something else entirely, she noticed these nails and was like, “Hey- I like those nails!” 🙂 I knew she would. 🙂 Speaking of Ami, she has since moved to Oklahoma and now Texas (womp wommp… I miss going out to lunch and occasionally going shopping with her) and has a photography blog where she posts pictures of her adorable boxer named Molly, country scenery, her nails once in a blue moon, and the occasional buffalo among many other things. Check out her blog here.
So, do you have a soul? Did these nails make you feel cheerful?? C’mon now, be honest!! 😉 I hope you liked these nails as much as I did. I thought they were simple but cute. Let me know what you think in the comments below. As always, thank you all for reading and till next time- Happy Polishing!! 😀