Monday, July 30, 2012

Accidental nail art

Hey party people! I hope everyone had a good weekend. I did yard work with my roommate slash boyfriend (who is also a landscaper) all afternoon on Saturday and spent the rest of the weekend hanging out with friends and family. And painting my nails, yay!

So Friday night we were watching the opening ceremonies of the Olympics and then we got bored, so we started watching Community on Netflix and I was painting my nails with the intention of just leaving each hand one solid color. But then my boyfriend fell asleep and I was like okay... just a little nail art... just an accent nail. That's it. Just an accent nail.

Then this accidentally happened.

I just kinda started doodling on my ring finger with my favorite little striper brush and ended up with this intricate triangle pattern covering my whole nail, so I repeated the pattern on my thumbs and then sat there for a minute trying to decide if I should do anything to my other nails.

The answer was yes, of course. I couldn't help it. So I did some more triangles that kind of looked like they were... I dunno. Falling? Dangling? Hanging out being triangles?

Then I was like, should I do my right hand too? Okay, maybe just the accent nails.

So I did the accent nails, and then the hard part was out of the way, so I just went ahead and rounded out this little accidental manicure by finishing the other three nails the same way as my left hand.

The colors are Essie - Bikini So Teeny (the blue) and Tart Deco. Bikini So Teeny was first on my list to use when I originally started these nails, and all ten nails were originally just going to be that one solid color until I spotted Tart Deco on my shelf (UNTRIED) and couldn't stop staring at/drooling over the two colors together.

I also used my light box for these photos for the first time, and while I'm not totally happy with how they came out I'm definitely going to play around with it more. My camera kind of panicked on the white balancing even though I manually balanced it, and my lights aren't bright enough so all the pictures were a little underexposed, but oh well. They'll be better next time!

So there you guys have it! An intimate look at what goes on inside my brain and then on my nails at 12:30 AM on a Friday night when my hangout buddy has fallen asleep and I've had a couple glasses of wine. My life is really cool.

How did you guys spend your Friday night? Did you do any cool nails this weekend? Tell me about it! Let's hang out!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks dude! Further proof I have too much time on my hands HAHA GET IT.

  2. These are beyond cool, and so original! I might just have to try out this design on my own nails soon :D

    1. Thanks so much! Do it! Let me know if you do, I'd love to see! I hope you are super patient though :) or marathoning a show on Netflix, it's the only way I can override my lack of patience sometimes.

  3. Love this! Blue and orange are my favorite color combo! :)

  4. Oh, the irresistible call of good nail-art... :D


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