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 #13: Dotted Again

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I decided to go dotted again this week with two new Sinful Colors nail polishes I just bought. The pattern is similar to when I did these Tiny Dots but I used a pencil dipped in nail polish for these larger, different sized dots. Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Maximum Growth Plus Base & Top Coat, Sinful Colors Lavender, Sinful Colors Song Of Summer.

Nails #11: Strawberries

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I did these strawberry nails at the beginning of this past summer. The picture really doesn’t do them justice as they looked a lot better in person and the seeds were easier to see. I painted the leaves with a pencil dipped in nail polish and I believe I used a safety pin dipped into nail polish for the seeds, because it was before I owned a Black Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen. Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Clear, Sinful Colors Ruby Ruby, Sinful Colors Envy, Loreal Paris Steel Colour Pinpoint Black. I did them on my own without tape (which gives you more straight lines), but I did get the idea from a picture I found on Pinterest which links here: http://www.thedaintysquid.com/2011/09/nail-tutorial-strawberry-nails.html

Nails #10: Simple Dots

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These are my nails a few months ago. It’s a pretty simple design for when you don’t have the patience to do something elaborate but don’t want to walk around with just nail polish either. I just use a pencil dipped in nail polish for the dots, but you can use a dotter if you like to be more professional. Top Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Age Correct No Chip Base & Top Coat, Maybelline Color Show Sweet Clementine, Sinful Colors Snow Me White. Bottom Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Age Correct No Chip Base & Top Coat, Brucci Nail Hardener Emmi & Olli Go Bananas, Sinful Colors Fly Away.

Nails #9: Simple Dotted Lines

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This is a pretty simple design I did with a Black Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen a few months ago. Nail Polish: Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Clear Violet, Sinful Colors (Missing Label = Unknown Color.)