Nails of the Week

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It’s cooled off some this week so I ended up pulling out some black a grey pieces (my typical winter colors) for this weeks ootds. To compliment the looks but still keep a lightness for the first week of spring, I decided to do a simple negative space manicure.
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Nails of the Week

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It took me a little while to figure out what to do with my nails this week while keeping in mind that I wanted it to match my St Patricks day look (don’t worry, I’m wearing some green) but I finally figure it out & came up with this simple manicure.

For these nails I actually started out by painting them white because I had a different idea in mind for this week that I just wasn’t into. Next, I painted a peach color over it. Lastly, I used thin manicure tape to paint a gold stripe down the side of my nails. Normally I would have painted my nails gold first, then used a single piece of nail tape on each nail to make the stripes & painting peach over the tape. This would also have saved me some tape, but again it took me awhile to figure out what I wanted.

Nails of the Week

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For these simple nails I painted my nails white & then used a nail tattoo sheet. Once the nail tattoos were dry & in place, I use top coat to seal them. More nail tattoo instructions can be found here.

Nails of the Week

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For these matte & shinny black & gold nails I first painted my nails black.
Then used my matte top coat.
Once that is completely dry, I used my straight french tip manicure stickers from my Sally Hansen kit to block off the black areas & make stripes for the gold.
Then I took off just the bottom stickers to use shinny top coat for the tips.
For the ring finger I also took off the sticker second from the base to use shinny top coat.
Once the shinny top coat is almost completely dry (if it dries all the way the stickers might get to stiff to pull off) you can pull off all of the stickers.

Nails of the Week

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For these fun plaid nails, I first painted all my nails this navy blue. Then, since I didn’t have a thin brush for the navy, I used thin nail tape to block off the navy stripes in the plaid. I probably should have used two pieces side by side since I couldn’t make my other lines as thin with the brush.
Once the nail tape is down, use a bright red to paint over those nails. Mine was dulled down by the navy base coat, so that’s why a bright red might be best.
After the red is dry, very carefully paint on white stripes & then black.
Once the black & white are relatively dry, take off the nail tape slowly.
Lastly, use top coat (or nail glue if you prefer) to apply oval studs.

Nails of the Week

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As promised, here are my nails I painted on Valentine’s Day. I used a cute baby pink as my base. Mine is pretty sheer, so it took four coats to get an opaque pink. Then I used my Butter London gold glitter polish Stratford Honey at the ends of my pinky & pointer fingers, working my way up a little with the next two coats to create a gradient. Lastly, I used top coat to attach two caviar beads at the base of my middle two fingers & thumb.

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