Saturday, March 19, 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - 3 Shades of Green

Three shades of green and chevrons were my prompt for this week's Crumpets Nail Tarts group.  I had a lot of ideas for this one but I wanted to try something new - decals!  I pre-made these and it really helped with my placement.

I struggle with getting a perfectly aligned stamp and making this ahead of time was a life-saver.  I will be getting my hands on a clear stamper soon though...

As you can tell, I went with an ombre look this time.  I chose 5 different green polishes.  I am always pleasantly surprised by the amount of selection I seem to have.  It pays to be a hoarder!

I also chose to have my chevrons pointing in opposite directions on each nail.  This image is from the UberChic Beauty 1-01 plate.  It is a very military look (to my husband's delight).

It worked out to be a great St. Patrick's Day look too.  :)  I hope you like it as much as I do.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Saturday, March 5, 2016

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Pastels

Pastels while still in winter is a challenge, but that is the prompt for this week.  :)  I had waterfall as my technique to do.  I haven't done one of these in a really long time!

It was really hard not making this look like an Easter egg, but it came out pretty cute.  Here is what I used for this:

I used 3 coats of The Way Tutu His Heart for the base color of this look.  It was still a bit streaky in the end, which was a disappointment.  I couldn't risk another coat and making the polish too thick so I just left it as is.

I used a fine striping brush that I bought from Bundle Monster to make the lines.  It is all just random and I tried to keep it to a minimum for this look.  I finished this off with a matte top coat.  I am really liking the matte look and it took me forever to find a matte polish I found to be decent.  In case you are wondering, I use the Wet n Wild Matte.  Yeah, the cheap stuff seems to be my favorite.  LOL!  It's a win-win.

 Thanks for stopping by!  Take a look at the other awesome entries for this prompt.

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