With spring in full bloom I couldn’t help using these pretty pastels!
Sparkling Green Gradient 05/20/2011
Incredibly simple yet one of my favorites. I started with a base of clear sparkle polish, then starting about a third away from the cuticle I used a light green sparkle polish, finishing with a dark green sparkle polish on the top third of the nail. The best part is that since the idea is to blend the colors you don’t have to worry about trying to make the gradient ‘lines’ straight or even.
These nails would be perfect for St. Patrick’s Day but it’s a bit late for that so instead I am telling myself they are May birthstone (emerald) nails since my birthday is in May XD
This is an excellent look for those who find it hard to free-hand the straight line required for a traditional French manicure. I personally find it much easier to paint an angled line, it makes it much less noticeable if your line isn’t perfectly straight, or if the angles aren’t all quite the same. I started with the black tips and once I got them close to the right shape I took a thin brush with silver sparkles to neaten up the edge of the black. While the silver polish was wet I pressed a jewel at the point of the V, then slicked on a clear coat to seal it all in!
^_^ I love strawberries, luckily so does Japan, so I’m a happy girl! These are my happy happy strawberry toes!
Sunburst French w/Accents 05/05/2011
Here in Japan there are several holidays grouped together, officially May 3, 4, 5, but we took the whole week to do some traveling. The night before we left for Kyoto I didn’t sleep. XD First it was because I had to pack, but after that I decided that since I had to get up so early it wasn’t worth trying to get to sleep; the sun was already starting to rise! So, of course I did my nails! I barely finished them before it was time to go, and the polish was still a bit wet when I took the pictures on the bus. XD Oh well, they only got a little messed up.