Sunday, June 22, 2014
Manicure Day 2
Yesterday I posted pictures of the manicure seen above. (Click here if you missed the original post.) I was itching to paint my nails again today, after finding lots of cool new techniques that seemed easy enough for even me to do. However, I really liked the manicure I already had and it wasn't chipped or worn or anything so I thought instead of starting completely over, I would just add a little something to change it up.
I decided to go a little funky and do black over my gradient pink and orange manicure. I was trying to decide between distressed nails, floss picks, fan brush, or something else. I decided to sort of copy the style of fan brush nails but with an eyebrow brush instead. I don't use eyebrow brushes but they seem to come with every brush kit. I think I have something like four or five so I figured this would at least give me a chance to use them. I think it turned out pretty cool!
I particularly like the way the ring and pinky fingers came out. And I think the black stripes gave the manicure just enough interest to keep it fun for another day. I'll probably take it off tomorrow though. I'm thinking I might start a nail challenge like I did back in the summer of 2012. That was really fun and I wanted to do something similar but not exactly the same. I found this awesome 31 day nail challenge on Pinterest and after some searching, I found that the original source of the challenge is posted here, from Crumpet's Nail Tarts. I think it will challenge me to try some things I wouldn't try otherwise (texture polish!) and to learn some new techniques.