Welcome back to another edition of Mad About Nails!
This week, for the first time, I based my manicure on a book cover design. Yes, a BOOK!
I went to an epic signing last week (Which I'll talk about in tomorrow's post...which maaaaaay include an autographed giveaway for my Blog-o-versary and hitting a thousand followers...so you probably want to stop back tomorrow!) and was finally able to meet my beloved Jodi Meadows!
For those of you who haven't read INCARNATE or ASUNDER, you're in for a real treat...and the INCARNATE e-book is only $2.99 right now, so it's a great blind buy, hint hint!! This weekend, I'll be reviewing both books, so check back!
Here's a video featuring what I did...jump down for a list of what I used!
|You can see the way Zoya's "Chloe" |
shimmers a little better here!
...and also how the winter has dried out my skin, eep!
You can definitely still buy the orange and yellow polishes; I picked them up at least week during an ULTA BOGO sale specifically for this design. I'm not sure if ULTA would still have the collection or how old the OPI is (they gave it to me for free at some point, so idk...)
I followed this video by DandyNails to achieve the gradient effect:
Once this dried a little, it was time for nail stamping! (Just google the term if you're not familiar with it) I used plates SH24 and SH13 from Shany Cosmetics. SH24 featured a beautiful ornate butterfly, but the image was too big for my currently too-small nails. SH13 features three small butterflies, and was a little smaller than I would have liked. Ultimately, I made do! To stamp, I used "Silver Mercedes" by Pure Ice.
Here are the tools I used for stamping/gradients and clean-up:
|This type of nail polish container is so much easier when|
doing nail art because you won't mess up your design!
I bought an empty container at Sephora.
The face sponges are from the Dollar Store and used for gradients!
I finished everything off with OPI Top Coat.
|That's a looooot of polish for one design!!! ^^;;;|
Is anyone else obsessed with nail polish? What are you wearing right now?