Nails in the Workplace, Part 2. The trusty gradient returns, plus a couple more twist on the french tip! You can also play with patterns or bold shapes. Just keep those colors subdued and coherent.
Nails in the Workplace, Part 3. Red is always appropriate, right? To give this color a modern nail art twist, I’ve created a chevron pattern that keeps part of the bare nail exposed (the unpainted part of the swatch nail). For those that love the classic french tip, one twist is to use a rich color (like the dark eggplant or salmon shown above) and pair it with a metallic tip. You can also flip the design upside down to create a Ruffian mani (shown here). Stay tuned for the last set of workplace nails!
Nails in the Workplace, Part 4. Here’s the 4th and final set of my office-appropriate designs! My favorite would have to be mixing matte and shiny finishes (3rd and 4th nails from the top); even with one color, it makes such an understated impact.
Green Line. I’ve been on a layering mood lately and came up with this. I love how the green stripes seem to float on top of the gradient background!
Mixed up bday nails! #nails #nailart #instanails
April is Homage Month.
Honestly, it’s hard to pin point one person to pay homage to, all of the nail artist’s on tumblr inspire me everyday. Though, I would have to say, this manicure (besides shape) is somehow a homage to Mr.Candiipants. I love her style and her sense of humor. She was one of the first nail art blogs I followed and a pretty huge inspiration for myself getting my own nail art blog.
This week I decided I wanted to try out a pointed nail shape. Since my nails obviously aren’t long enough for this, I had to put some false ones on. I have to say, while I need practice, I like the change; however, it makes my boyfriend cringe so I probably won’t be doing it too often haha.
I used CG’s Liquid Leather, CG’s Snow, Julep’s Parker, and OPI’s Fly.
I made a tutorial! I hope this is something that possibly helps people, because I know some people said they wanted to try out my stippling gradient nails.
Okay, so words to go with the pictures:
First you need to paint your nails with which ever color you like. In my original nails I chose a black base, but I like white much better. Then, using a tiny dotting tool (or a needle, possibly a toothpick, I used a #18/0 spotter brush) make a bunch of dots near the tip of your nail, so many that barely any of the base color shows through. You can use nail polish for this, but I chose to use acrylic paint. After that keep working in sections, using less and less dots and making the sections ever so slightly bigger until you reach your cuticle. If you have long nails you could probably stop before the cuticle, or you could just make the sections bigger. I like to do four sections, but you could do more or less depending on how gradual you want the gradient.
If there’s any confusion please let me know and I’ll try to clarify!
Spooky gradation nails for dark festivities!
Click through for a tutorial!
Nails inspired by the 1966 Milton Bradley game “Memory.”