Nails #16: Dotted Diagonals

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This week’s pattern wasn’t one of my original ideas. I found the idea on Pinterest, which originated from this link. I painted half my nails in the lighter color, half in the darker color, and then used a pencil dipped in nail polish to add the dotted pattern. Some nails came out better than others. Nail Polish: Maybelline Express Finish Advanced Wear Base & Top Coat, Sinful Colors Nova, Sinful Colors (Label Missing: Unknown Name.)

Nails #15: Dotted Sparkle

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This week my nails look a lot better in person than in the picture above. Yet again these were a mistake covering a mistake, covering an idea that didn’t work, but I still like how they came out. In person they’re actually a dark purple/blue with an airbrushed-looking silver sort of sheen over them. They kind of remind me of snow or at least definitely a wintery-look. I wound up painting them the dark color, using a cosmetic sponge to blot the silver/shimmery color over them, then dipped a pencil point into the same dark color and put some random dots all over. Nail Polish: Maybelline Express Finish Advanced Wear Base & Top Coat, Sinful Colors Out Of This World, Sinful Colors Mesmerize.

Nails #14: Blue Marble

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This week was originally going to be something entirely different, but after messing it up the first time I decided to just turn it into this blue marbleized design. It kind of reminds me of some types of jeans. After my clear base coat, I did a couple of coats of white, then just blotted three different blues over it with a cosmetic sponge, and covered it with a clear coat. Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Maximum Growth Plus Base + Top Coat, Sinful Colors Snow Me White, Sinful Colors Rain Storm, Sinful Colors Midnight Blue, Sinful Colors Fly Away.

Nails #12: Two-Tone W/ Dot Trail

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These were my nails in the summer a few months ago, when I was indecisive about the color and pattern I wanted to do. I used a Black Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen for the dots. Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Beyond Perfect Protein Nail Strengthener, Sinful Colors Beautiful Girl, Maybelline Color Show Sweet Clementine.

Nails #7: Triangles

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A couple of months ago I tried out these free-hand triangles. Again I used a pencil dipped in nail polish to draw them. Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Clear, Pure Ice Home Run, Sinful Colors Let’s Talk.

Nails #4: Painted By Cat Whisker

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Completely appropriate for this blog, these were my nails last week, which I painted using Galaxy’s whisker. (I did not rip it out: Cat owners know whiskers shed from time to time.) The design didn’t come out even on both hands, but I like each one anyway. Nail Polish: Revlon Strong Wear W/ Calcium 02 Clear, Sally Hansen Maximum Growth Plus Quick Dry Top Coat, Sinful Colors Fly Away.

Nails #2: Pieces

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This is how my nails were painted a few weeks ago, with toes done to match. This may look similar to others designs, but it is one of my own, based off of a detailed doodle I often draw on post-its. I drew the pattern randomly with a black Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen. Nail Polish: Sally Hanson Maximum Growth Plus Base & Top Coat, Sinful Colors Easy Going.