Thursday, August 16, 2012

Dawn Til Dusk

It's almost the weekend, yay! This is both relieving and sad- next week is my last week of work. I've really come to enjoy it and I'll be sad to be leaving )': But university awaits!

Here's an edgy manicure that incorporates a lot of different elements: gradient, tribal, and cut-out hearts and suns! All of the polishes I used are by American Apparel- my favourite brand for cremes :) I'm happy with this look- it's the perfect way to end the summer.

You may notice that this photo looks a lot different from my usually ones. I always took pictures by a window with natural light and automatic camera settings. I haven't been very satisfied with this method lately so I decided that it was time for a change. I'm still using natural light but I'm playing with solid backgrounds, manually adjusting the white balance, and zooming out more. I like how this photo looks so hopefully this method will work in the future! I hope you like this new style too :)

I sponged a gradient on all of my nails with a makeup sponge and American Apparel ManilaAmerican Apparel Neon OrangeAmerican Apparel Sunset BlvdAmerican Apparel Poppy, and American Apparel Dynasty. Then I used black striping polish for the tribal print and the outlines of the shapes and American Apparel Hassid to fill.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!


  1. very nice! I like the thumb and middle finger best!

  2. Wow I love how you incorporated all these elements together! This looks amazing!!!!

  3. i love EVERYTHING about this mani! SO AWESOME!

  4. Thanks, Ayesha! The thumb is my favourite too :D

  5. Yun, The Polish Hideout21 August 2012 at 19:49

    Enjoy your last week at your job and good luck with school! This is a really cool mani. I like the colors you used and the designs. :-)

    ~ Yun