Hi all! Sorry for another late update tonight. I've been having the hardest time writing blog posts lately. It's like all I want to do is paint my nails and post photos, minus all of the usual rambling. I've been putting much more effort into blogging and nails since this year started though, so I guess it's taking a lot out of me. I'm having trouble finding things to say while keeping 'fresh'. Any advice to beating a blogging rut?
I went for another gradient for these nails, using some trusty cotton candy colours. After doing tribal print and triangular cutouts on "Hidden Holo" I decided to try out the look again, this time going for an hourglass shape. I'm not sure if I like how the cutouts look but I'm very pleased with the gradient tribal, especially the one on my middle finger. I'll definitely be trying it again!
On my index and middle fingers I started with American Apparel T-Shirt. I used American Apparel Coney Island on my ring finger and American Apparel American Denim on the rest. For the cutout nails I used a sponge to paint gradients with Essie Nice Is Nice two blend the blue and pink. I then painted a white 'X' across my nail, filling in the sections closest to the cuticle and tip. For all of the nails I proceeded to paint the tribal designs using a striping brush and a dotting tool. I started at the cuticle of each nail, painting with whichever colour matched the gradient. Then I worked at the tip, finally using the purple at the middle to blend the colours together.
Hope you like these, and see you tomorrow for Tutorial Tuesday! :)