Here are the nails I did for the Easter weekend!
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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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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.
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.
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.
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.
For these black & white nails, I first painted my ring fingers black then the rest white. Then I used manicure strips from my French Manicure kit to block of the white areas & used black on the rest. Lastly I used top coat to apply my pearl bows.
For this negative space manicure I used the straight manicure strips from my Sally Hansen French Manicure Kit to block off the nude areas. Then painted on my dark & light gray. Lastly, I took off the strips & outlined the negative spaces in black (using a thin brush).
For these nails, I first painted on a pearl base then used a nail tattoo sheet on my nails. To use nail tattoos, you first need to cut a sheet into different sized rectangles/squares to fit your nails. If you have small nails like me, you should only need one sheet. Then fill a cup or bowl with a little bit of water (room temp is best). Take the clear front sheet off of a rectangle piece, dunk in water for a second or two (not long at all). Then carefully place & keep on nail for ten seconds. Beware, the second it’s stuck on your nail you won’t be able to move it! Once they’re all done I put top coat on so they wouldn’t wash off.
I like the extra shine the pearl gave to the nail tattoo, but for this sheet gold will always be my favorite underneath it.
I went to a cousin’s wedding this weekend so I did a quick & simple design by painting my nails black, then using top coat to attach jewels in a half circle at the base of my nail.