I seriously can’t get enough of these cartoon nails lately. Yes, I did them again.I love the gradient addition to the design though. I’m quite happy with the gradient by itself. I took extra care to make sure I blended it well. Then outlined it and added the highlight with acrylic paints.
The polishes I used for this design were Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow, Revlon Peachy and NYX Girl Pink Strawberry and topped it off with Chill Zone top coat. If you haven’t tried Cutepolish’s animated cartoon nails tutorial yet, you should. It’s my newest favorite.
I hate when you take a mani one step too far and ruin the whole thing. Why did I add that hideous swirl?
I didn’t see this when I was doing it, but looking at the pictures now it looks like the silhouette of a cat’s tail against a big, full moon. Uh, yeah, I meant to do that. Border nails are hard! The ones I’ve done in the past were a different technique and were much easier, but also had a different look. They’re not really the same thing.
This look took me a lot longer than I felt like it should have. I might try this again some time in the future, but it definitely won’t be soon. I love the colors together though. The blue is Revlon Chic and the grey is Julep Brigitte. What do you think of my unintended cat, sort of Halloween-ish mani?
I think I say this almost every week, but this was a tough one for me. A regional polish. Something that either comes from your area or is only available in your area. I did some light Googling and came up with nothing. I also had a bit of a privacy dilemma. I’m very grateful for all my readers, but didn’t feel the need to divulge where I live to everyone. Sooo…
I picked five states in my general area and repre;sented each one on a nail. I may or may not, live in one of these states, but will admit that I do live in this region of the United States. Is that vague enough for you? On my thumb we have Wyoming, nicknamed the equality state. My nail is split right up the middle; two equal parts. The two polishes I used are OPI DS Classic and Opulence. My index finger is representative of Utah, the beehive state. I used Sinful Colors This Is It and Nirvana to create a honeycomb design.
My middle finger represents Idaho, the gem state. I used multifaceted Orly Space Cadet and stuck on a few rhinestones to act as my gems. My ring finger is representative of Arizona, the Grand Canyon state. I did a multi-bordered design that got darker with each color to try to show depth, a hole. I started with Jordana Chiffon, then Sinful Colors Nirvana, Finger Paints Sketchy Character and finally China Glaze Liquid Leather. My pinkie was the easiest. Nevada is the silver state. I didn’t even try to get creative with it. I simply brushed on a couple coats of OPI DS Radiance, a gorgeous silver foil.
This ended up being a fun theme because I had to get very creative and put a clever twist on it. My favorite designs are Utah and Arizona. I want to try Arizona in other colors sometime.