I really haven't done a nail of the day post in ages! Honestly, I've just been too busy to manicure my fingers and paint them and for some reason they kept breaking so it just felt like it wasn't even worth the effort. Today, I finally got around to painting my nails again and this time I did something a little more fun and interesting. Please ignore the non trimmed cuticles. They must be taken care of. I hope to take the time to go to a salon next week and get them taken care of since I just find doing it myself so annoying.
Although its still cold and wintry outside I wanted to bring Spring into my life just a little bit with a color a little less wintry and dark and within more of that Spring and Summery theme. The barbie pink shade is Essie's "Off the Shoulder" and it was from the Summer collection 2012 I believe. I did the gold designs with Opi's Golden Eye- a nail polish I have mentioned loving in a previous notd post here. This kind of design would have really scared me even just a little while ago but I watched a youtube video (don't remember which) where someone used a toothpick to do her nail designs and it seemed fairly easy to replicate. So that's what I did and it worked out so well! It took less then 5 minutes to do the actual designs and I didn't even have to go back and fix anything up afterwards. Anything that is that quick and effortless is just amazing to me!
Here's what I did: I started by carefully painting my nails with just 1 coat of the bright pink bubble gum shade by Essie called "Off the Shoulder" and allowed it to dry a moment. Once it seemed pretty dry, I dipped a wooden toothpick with a pointed edge into the gold shade- Opi's Golden Eye and dotted 3 dots on my middle finger- two up top about an inch apart and one lower down to create a heart shape. They automatically just became that shape on their own in dotting 3 drops of nail polish down so no major artistry there. I laid my finger flat for a minute so it wouldn't run off or smudge. Then still using the toothpick I lined the tips of all of the rest of my nails with the same gold polish like I would for a french mani. I finished off with a clear top coat and that is it! Super simple and really cute don't you think?
So what do you think? Would you wear a nail look like this? Do you like adding nail designs or do you think they are a bit childish looking? I personally really love wearing nail designs and I can't wait to do more soon.
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