These totally look like pictures from a coloring book to me. Although maybe I should’ve colored outside of the lines a bit more. I purposely colored these stars in a little sloppily and streaky. I really did want it to resemble crayon. I’m really pleased with it. It’s a happy little mani.
I used Sally Hansen White On and acrylics to create this design.
Do you all remember back in elementary school when you would take your crayons, draw a bright, colorful picture, then cover it all up with black crayon? Then you’d get out a pencil and scratch a picture in to the black crayon to reveal the fun underneath? Why not apply that same technique to your nails?
I first used this technique on my Game of Thrones nails after seeing this tutorial. I love this application. I can’t get over how the lines of the scales look variegated. They’re each their own little rainbow.
To get this look I used Zoya Mitzi, Robyn and Arizona, and NYX Girls Pink Strawberry in random blobish spots so that my whole nail was covered. I let that dry as long as my patience would allow. The drier the better. Then polish on one moderate coat of black polish. I used China Glaze Liquid Leather. You’ll want to do one nail at a time. As soon as you paint on the black, take a small dotting tool and gently scratch in to the black polish to create your design. Be gentle so as to avoid scraping the colored polish off as well. This is why it’s important that your color underneath be as dry as possible, although, the black polish over the top of the color may re-wet it. Work quickly and gently.
I’ve already got my next one planned. This is a fun new technique for me that doesn’t require really any clean up. What’s not to love?
I looove Cutepolish’s cartoon nails. I’m totally sporting that look on my toes right now. I wasn’t even going to attempt to outline my nails with my left hand, so this is what you get.
Half-ish cartoon nails. Without the outline, these are crazy easy; even with your non-dominant hand.
For this design I used all the same colors as my bow skittles. I was wearing the two designs together, so I wanted them to coordinate. I used Sinful Colors Savage, Timbleberry and Innocent, Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow and Wet ‘n Wild On a Trip. I used white acrylic for the accents.
Aren’t these the cutest little bows? These are very sweet and girly. I started with Sally Hansen Disco Ball to give each nail a little sparkle. My bows were done with Sinful Colors Savage, Timbleberry and Innocent, Sally Hansen Mellow Yellow and Wet ‘n Wild On a Trip with black acrylic for the outlines.
Who doesn’t love Nailside? Seriously, she makes the simplest designs look so fantastic! I should qualify, when I say simple, I mean uncomplicated, no necessarily easy to do.I’ve tried her explosion mani several times and just can’t quite master it. This one, I can do.
I used Essie Lapis of Luxury for my base color. My layers are China Glaze Sun Worshiper, Julep Fiona and Jordana Purple Bright.
I imagine you all noticed my changed watermark. What do you think? Is this less intrusive than the previous one? I’m looking for your honest feedback here Ladies. Because it’s new and different, it’s very eye catching today. It might take a while to get over the shock factor of it.