Saturday, June 23, 2012

Cut Out & Keep

Hello there! It's been a while, hasn't it? I spent the week studying and writing my exams. It was grueling and nail polish-free but it's finally all over! I'm officially done high school. I thought I would feel a tad bittersweet about it but mostly I'm just relieved and excited haha. Next week I have graduation, prom, and then I'm leaving for the cottage for the week. I'm going to try to paint some designs and maybe film a tutorial (fingers crossed!) this week though, so that I have some posts to draft and schedule (:

So here is my latest manicure. It's very much inspired by the lovely negative space/cut out designs of DISCO NAILS. I always thought that the crosses looked cool but I felt that they might have been inappropriate in a high school setting. Now I can finally do them! :D I messed up the sides of the cross (they're uneven) so I think I'll have to try this look again another time.

I painted all nails with Seche Chemise. For the gradient nails I used a makeup sponge to sponge on Sally Hansen Gilty Treasure, Jessica Smokey Feather, China Glaze Liquid Leather, LA Girls Uninhibited, and Sephora by OPI Only Gold For Me. For the cut out nails I outlined the shapes with a black striping polish, filled out the sides with OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls and reoutlined again.

Thank you for stopping by! I'm off to catch up on some replying and hopefully some blog reading! Enjoy the rest of your weekend (: