For the last.. oh.. week to ten days, I have been getting multiple notifications via pinterest about these nails getting repinned. I mean, clearly it made my heart smile, but I kept looking at the photo and, I mean, not to sound like a jerk, these are some gorgeous nails. I decided to revisit them. I actually wanted to film a tutorial on how I go about doing them.. but.. two things happened.
1. My camera is being a goon. I have to hold the bottom extremely hard for it to work. This displeases me greatly. I have a feeling that a new camera is going to be needed soon. Sigh. It is not in the cards right meow. Hopefully I can limp by for a few months with just cramping my fingers to get some photos. Lame. But it works.
2. My voice is literally dying. I still don't think I am "sick", I just am losing my voice and my nose is stuffy/runny but not either at the same time. I know, weird, right?
Anyways. Long story medium, I couldn't film the tutorial I so badly wanted to make. Better luck next year?
I can sort of tell you how I go about doing them.. I mean.. that can be helpful, right?!
Step 1: Base your nails with a base and a base colour (I used China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat & 2 coats of China Glaze Sweet Hook) - allow to dry.
Step 2: Get a piece of sponge and line up how you want your colours to go. I wanted the lightest colour on the bottom and worked my way up. My sponge, from the bottom to the top, was a stripe of Sweet Hook, followed by China Glaze Spontaneous, and topped with China Glaze Secret Peri-Wink-Le. Allow to dry (or do what I did and move immediately to step 3).
Step 3: Apply a thin coat of a glittery polish. I decided to stick with what I did last year, and used OPI Pirouette My Whistle. Allow to dry.
Step 4: Use some white polish (or acrylic paint) and a small brush and make some snowflakes. I used China Glaze White on White. Note: there is no wrong way to make a snowflake - remember - they are all unique! Allow to dry. (or.. you know.. do like me and move immediately to the next step).
Step 5: Apply a thin coat of a cream-coloured jelly polish. This step is completely optional, but I feel like it gives the nails an overall soft, and almost whimsical kind of vibe. Yeah. For this I used OPI Don't Touch My Tutu!
Step 6: Apply some top coat - I use Seche Vite, always - and admire your beautiful digits. I know I did.
That is all. Not too difficult.. maybe a touch time consuming.. I think they took my a solid hour.. but I was trying to be sort of good and giving some drying time for once. But only really my base colour.. because.. I get bored easily.
Well. I am off to go hang out by my Christmas tree and ogle my nails. See you all again real soon!
Oh, yes, and feel free to peep the post from last year HERE.