I've been trying to do some nail art but every top coat seems to be ruining it :[ JUST purchased some Seche Vite so thankfully nail art will resume soon, Decemer 5th-10th I'm told haha.
I DID however do a little striping tape manicure. I've seen a lot of gradient and striping tape manicures. I've always wanted to do one! However, they're usually super bright colors and a black polish on top. I'm not a fan of black manicures on me, so I tweaked it a little :P
Pictures and tutorial after the jump
So I used some metallic polishes, gold and silver more specifically, to create a gradient and used a dark blue polish instead of black. Here's some more pictures:
I really liked how this turned out, awesome for fall! :]
Here's what I used and a short tutorial on how to recreate the look:
Revlon Colorstay Midnight
Out the Door top coat
Pure Ice Silver Mercedes
Maybelline Color Show Bold Gold
Makeup Sponge (not pictured - OOPS!)
1) Using the makeup sponge (the one I left out of the picture), create a gradient on your nail with 2+ colors. Add a layer of top coat to prevent the polish from pulling up with the tape.
2) Use striping tape to create a pattern on your nails.
3) Coat your nail in the top layer of polish. (In the picture is Orly Shockwave, I changed the color after I didn't like the combo haha)
4) After you polish is dry, remove the striping tape and seal the design in with a layer of top coat!
TAHHHDAHHHHHH! :D Not super fancy nail art but it will tide you over for a bit ;]
If you saw on my Facebook post, I said I was going to take a short break from my blog this weekend. When all my pictures from my phone got lost, I lost a TON of swatch photos :[ I wasn't going to blog on Saturday or Sunday. BUT I decided to do a nail art challenge for Christmas, so I will be posting on Sunday lol
Have a great Friday night!