Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #21: Pokemon
This nail challenge’s theme is Pokemon! My siblings and I were so obsessed with it when we were younger. We had the trading cards (and engaged in battles with them), the GameBoy games, just about everything. I didn’t get as into it as my brothers did, but Togepi were my favorite. They’re just always so joyful!
Click here to see Kelly’s Jigglypuff nails!
- L’Oreal - Jet Set to Paris
- China Glaze - With Love
- China Glaze - Dandy Lyin’ Around
- Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
- Sinful Colors - Black on Black
- Sally Hansen - Yellow Kitty
Neon geometric nail design with holographic glitter!
Daily/Weekly Nail Challenge #11: Greek!
Today’s challenge has a Greek theme, and I wanted to do something different than the Grecian Dress design that I did a while back. One of my favorite patterns is the Greek fret/key pattern, so I decided to alter it a little bit and use it for this challenge!
Click here to check out Kelly’s Grecian nails!
- Savvy - French Cafe
- Dollar Nail Art Foil - Gold
- Recollections Glitter - Pesto
- Sally Hansen - Gilded Lily
- Finger Paints - Scenery Greenery
I forgot to post these! I did these on October 30, 2011. I followed a nail art tutorial at RobinMoses.com, click here to get the look! :)
Here’s the tutorial for my “bright lights big city” nails. You can alter the colors to better suit your taste!
1. Start by painting the whole nail black.
2. You’re going to paint rectangles and squares with 4 different colors. I’m using neon pink, neon purple, neon yellow, and a bright orange-peach. If the shapes aren’t exactly perfect, it’s okay! They’ll be fixed later.
Keep in mind that you’re painting on top of black, so add a little bit of white to your colors so that they’ll show up on the dark background.
3. You can leave the colors like this, but if you want them to stand out more, you can paint over them with another coat (without the white mixed in).
4. With black and a thin brush, clean up the edges of your shapes. You can also use this to make your shapes smaller/thinner.
5. With blue, make dots in an L-shape. One line of the “L” should be in the black space between squares, and the other line of the “L” will overlap the squares.
Add your top coat and you’re done!
I think I’ll call these “Bright Lights, Big City” because they remind me of the city at night.
Here’s the tutorial for the requested navajo design!
1. Start by painting the whole nail white.
2. With black, make an X. When you make the X, make the bottom portion (towards the cuticle) wider than the top.
3. Fill in the top triangle with black. Next, make a line underneath the top triangle (not going all the way across the nail), then make two lines coming down, making two more triangles.
4. Fill those two triangle in with black. On each side, make a line going from the bottom of the newly made triangle to the edge of the nail. Fill those in with black.
5. See the big white triangle in the middle? Paint it yellow.
6. With a bright blue (Sally Hansen’s Blue Me Away!), make two triangles at the top.
7. With a different blue (Sally Hansen’s Pacific Blue), make two triangles below the bright blue ones.
Add your top coat and you’re done!
Requested Navajo design!
Requested design, inspired by vintage curtains!
Kaleidoscope nails, inspired by Robin Moses! I was in a rush, and my brushes are acting terribly today, so I got frustrated half-way through (if you can’t tell by the mess). When I buy new brushes and have more time/patience, I’ll re-do it, for sure.