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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Hot and Cold Scales

 These were initially going to be rainbow scales all mixed together on one nail, but the colors weren't really meshing, so instead I decided to split them up. My only issue with these was that I have basically done the right side before. I used a bunch of polishes, but for the gradients I used Xtreme Wear Caribbean Coral, Xtreme Wear Coral Reef, Zoya Cole, Color Club Disco's Not Dead, Color Club Pucci-Licious, Xtreme Wear Royal Hue, China Glaze Rain Dance The Night Away, and Essie Vibrant Vibes.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Geo-Matte-tric Triangles

Now that I work full time, I don't have as much time to spend on my nails anymore, so I've been creating more simple designs during the week and then going all out on the weekends; this was the first weekday manicure done with my new "schedule". The base is China Glaze Jagged Little Teal, and the details are done with Orly Rage. I created this design with the intention of making it matte, so it's no surprise to me that that ended up being my preferred finish to wear it with.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Soft Lace

    I recently went on a job interview and while I wasn't really concerned about my nail art, I thought I would play it safe and paint something soft and subtle anyway. I have done lacey nail art similar to this before. While the designs aren't exactly the same, they are basically the same concept, but I do think it's nice to revisit older designs sometimes and hopefully see improvement. The base that I used is Zoya Megan, a personal favorite, partially because its my namesake, but I also love this dusty light purple tinted color.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Cool Waves Watermarble

Since my last Pastel Watermarble, I got into a little marbling groove and ended up putting this design together. This was initially going to be a full rainbow, but I couldn't get my oranges and reds to cooperate in the water, so I just decided to omit them completely. For this marble I used China Glaze What a Pansy, Xtreme Wear Royal Hue, China Glaze Rain Dance The Night Away, Xtreme Wear Hustle Up, and Color Club Disco's Not Dead.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Sophisticated Skittlette

Other than picking the colors, I didn't really pre-plan for this manicure at all; I just sat down and started piecing a design together as I painted. The black is China Glaze Haunting and the light blue that I used is an unlabeled bottle of Essie, however after a quick google search, I think it may be called Who Is The Boss; at least that's my best guess.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Garden Flowers

 I hate to end the month on a bad note, but these nails just weren't doing it for me. They didn't really end up anything like I had envision, so I was super disappointed in them and repainted my nails the next day. I think these could have been improved if I had either used completely different colors or had painted roses instead. The base is Color Club Take Me To Your Chateau.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Geometric Stars Pattern

 I don't know why I always think it's a good idea to paint elaborate patterns that I find on google, but that's what happened with these nails. When I painted these I basically split them up into three parts. First I did a regular hexagonal pattern, and then I added a second set of hexagons off of those to create the cube illusion look. I later filled in each of the diamonds with some thinner lines, and that's it! It actually didn't end up taking me all that long to complete. The base is Color Club Disco Dress. On top of that I added a glitter gradient using Color Club Tru Passion and Color Club Sexy Siren, and to top all of that off, I added a coat of Xtreme Wear Pink Grapefruit.