Monday, April 08, 2013

Cotton Candy Cutouts

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! :)



  1. Stop being so amazing at tribal print!! How do you get such steady lines??

  2. I always love your manis! So inspiring :)
    lol I know what you mean about writing blog posts. I tend to keep them short since I don't know what to say sometimes lol

  3. Love the Gradient!
    I often only post my photos without writing :) just the names of the polishes I used. Works ;)

  4. OH MY GOOOD, this is the most beautiful tribal-gradient manicure I've ever seen! It actually looks like a real REAL gradient you know, like you do with the make up sponge, but when I read that you just blended the purple color in between, I was like: WHUT??
    This looks so nice

  5. Tiana Golisano9 April 2013 at 04:40

    Super yummy! Well done!

  6. So pretty! I wish had your skills!

  7. These are so pretty! I love the cut-outs!