HEY EVERYONE! WELCOME TO MY BRAND NEW BLOG! I'm super pumped to have a space where I can write thousands of words about my nails and post millions of pictures of them! Just kidding, but seriously, some (okay most) of my posts are probably a little too verbose for tumblr and so I think it will be nice to have a place where I can write as much as I want and not feel like I'm taking up people's valuable tumblr dashboard time.
Anyway! On to today's nails. I haven't done nail art in a couple weeks and to be honest my nails have been completely naked for the last week and a half. We moved and then immediately left for the beach for a week and between those two things I haven't been able to find any time to paint my nails (though I took like 50 polishes to the beach thinking I'd want to paint at night... didn't happen). So last night my friend Brittony was over and we had a nail painting party together and I did some 4th of July nail art!
I'm really happy with how these turned out. I've never done bows before, so they could definitely be a little neater, but by the end I felt like I had a good hang of it and I'm excited to do them again because I think they are SO ADORABLE.
Brittony kept looking at them and squealing at their cuteness. I can't lie... I may have done that too. I originally wanted to put stars on the blue bows, but that ended up being overly ambitious as the bows ended up being tiny.
Usually I'd include my thumb in pictures but it will be hiding for a little bit because the corner broke off and so one corner is round and it's driving me nuts. I love square nails, but I've seriously broken almost all of them in the last two weeks so I don't know if I'll be able to keep them... hopefully the breakage was due to being at the beach/leaving them unpainted so I'm going to let this experiment run a little longer in my natural habitat (never showering and always having eight layers of polish on for strength).
I think it's important to note that these nails are based off a picture in this post - the dog wearing the patriotic bow, haha. Also, good thing to read today if you have pets!
If anyone is curious, here's my right hand!
I actually could have done the stripes and bows on my right hand as well because they weren't very hard, but Brittony was doing glitter gradients and I got jealous of how pretty they were so I decided to do them too. My favorite is the blue over red.
The colors I used are:
China Glaze - First Mate (navy)
China Glaze - White On
China Glaze - Polarized (silver glitter)
China Glaze - Love Marilyn (red glitter)
Konad Special Polish in white for the bow outlines
Revlon - Radiant (blue glitter)
Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear - Cherry Red (I bought this yesterday specifically for this mani because I only had 2 red polishes and neither of them were the right color!)
Okay! Here is the end of my first real blog post! I hope y'all enjoyed it and come back for more, and I hope everyone has a safe and SUPER FUN 4th of July!