Friday, July 10, 2015

Happy Elephant Nail Art

Hi everyone! How was your week? Honestly..I didn’t have a great one myself. Picked up some sort of virus so I had to deal with that while some other stuff went down in my personal life. So I was feeling pretty down a few days ago, and decided that I needed a pick me up in the form of some cheerful nail art. It took me a while to think of something happy to do, but I finally decided on elephants. Elephants are my favorite non pet animals, and baby elephants are even I worked for a while and..

I ended up with an adorable design of a baby elephant making a rainbow. Is this not cute? I’m very pleased with it, and it definitely cheered me up.
The polishes I used were Butter London Petticoat for the base sky color, Sinful Colors Pistashe for the grass, an unnamed light grey shimmer for the Elephant, Sinful Shine Bottoms Up for the water he’s spraying, and the rainbow is made up of Revlon Cherries In The Snow, Deborah Lippmann Lara’s theme, Revlon Sunburst, Ruby Wing Green Peace, Rimmel London Blue My Mind, and Funky Fingers Riot. I also used black acrylic paint to do the Elephant’s outline and the ground.

So, what do you think? Does nail art make you happy?  

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Textured American Flag Nail Art

Hi everyone! I hope all you summers have been going amazingly! As for mine, it’s been great. Last week I chaperoned a middle school mission trip, so that was fun, even though I broke a thumb nail working in an urban garden. It was worth the loss to help homeless people though (all the food we picked from the garden was donated to the local food bank), so i'm not complaining. Mission comes before nails. So anyway, as all of you Americans and probably even the rest of you know, yesterday was the Fourth of July. I did up doing nail art for it, but by the time I finished it the sun had gone down so I couldn’t take pictures until today! So here you go! My textured American Flag nails!

So to do this I first made the design in glossy polish, then went over it with textured. I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Revlon Cherries In The Snow, and Sinful Colors Endless Blue for that part, then went over the design with OPI Get Your Number (blue), Magazine Cover Mouse (red) and Solitaire (white). I think they turned out super adorable, although next year i’ll try to be more creative with the theme. I saw some amazing designs yesterday. Which reminds me, if you did a Fourth of July mani yesterday, please drop a link in the comments! I’d love to see what you came up with!

So, I hope you all had an amazing Fourth! Happy Painting!