So here are a few ideas that I have done in the past. I took the pictures with my phone, so please excuse the not great quality.
|This is a semi typical french tip, except not really. I started with the dark red color. |
Let that dry completely.
Next came a thick white line across the tip of my nail.
After that dried, I added a skinnier pink to top it off.
|I was trying to go for a 'ombre' effect for fall. |
I don't know how many of you are familiar with JulieG713 over
on youtube but she did a tutorial on'ombre' style nails that was super easy.
You just need a make up sponge; paint the nail polish on it in stripes
and simply pat it on your nails, maybe once or twice.
I used two colors and it faded into each other well.
|Hot pink! Just like the fall 'ombre' nails above but in HOT PINK!|
|This is my first Halloween design this year. |
Just simple and linear, starting with orange;
then the gold; finishing the black stripe.
The thin stripes are used to finish the look and hide if the two other colors
don't quite look straight.
I am planning to wear one more Halloween nail design before next week, so be on the look out for that. In the mean time, check out last years SPOOKY EYES Halloween nail art and how it's done.
So if you're wanting to get into nail art:
- definitely start out simple.
- For layering stipes, let each color dry completely and use opaque colors.
And yes, I did these nail designs on BOTH hands. Naturally my left came out a bit better but my right hand came out pretty good. (I am right handed.) The only tip for working on the hand you write with is just to go slower. Don't be afraid to go outside the nail a bit. You can clean that up.
Have you done any nail art? Or do you have any ideas for myself? Let me know!
I'll see you tomorrow with a goal related, inspiration post for Fabulous Friday!!
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