Monday, January 18, 2016

Gypsy Goddess

Inspiration: Gypsy Goddess on page 45 of the January/February 2016 issue of Nail It!

Products: Julep Oxygen Smoothing Base Coat, Madam Glam Text Me Later, Pipe Dream Mas Fina, Art Club Nail Art Duo Silver Glitter

Thoughts: When doing negative space art, I like to start with a good base coat so the nail peaking through can look its best.  Oxygen is matte, but a good top coat will take care of that. The tutorial called for a third silver line between the other two, but a.) I did not leave enough room and b.) the silver was not dark enough to really pop anyway.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Blue Moon

Inspiration: Blue Moon on page 44 of the January/February 2016 issue of Nail It!

Products: Julep Shelby, Sanaa, Kris, and Harley

Thoughts: This tutorial showed a technique for filling in the moon - place three dots and then connect them to form the outer line as a guide for where to fill in.  I tried this and it is a good technique, but the glitter in Kris was not cooperating, so I had to free hand.  For the accent nail, I used the hole reinforcement method since I decided to do Sanaa on top of Harley since it was glittery (but smaller glitter than Kris).

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Hint of Cheetah

Inspiration: Hint of Cheetah on page 45 of the January/February 2016 issue of Nail It!

Products: CoverGirl Star Wars Limited Edition Outlast Speed of Light, Sally Hansen Satin Glam Silk Onyx

Thoughts: This tutorial was listed as beginner, but cheetah spots are very difficult for me.  Luckily, I have a stamper that does them perfectly.  I opted for a sparkly charcoal instead of solid black to soften the look.