Sunday, March 30, 2014

Beginnails' Sunday Six Week 17

Greetings and Nailutations!

I had a very busy week with swatching, but I was excited I was able to fit in some nail art!  The following are my top 6 manis of the week!

First was a really easy floral pattern.  I used Zoya Piaf as the base color and two Revlon Parfumeries for the flowers and a green striper.  I used a tutorial from @lilyandjinks on instagram.  If you have an orange stick (bamboo stick) all you do is dip it in the polish and make 5 petals, then use a darker color and a dotter to make the center and finally I added green leaves to make it more lush.

Next mani was a simple glitter topper and distressed accent nail.  I used Ciate Advent Calendar colors (I plan on using those babies up until they are gone!) as undies and then topped it with 2 coats of the November Citrine from Super Nails.

Next is ombre stripes.  I started with a silver base and added a quick dry topcoat.  Let it sit until completely dry and then I used Nail Vinyls strips to place on the nail and then painted on 3 different pinks and removed the strips.  Easy and it looks a lot more complicated than it really was.  The hardest part is getting the stops on evenly.

Obviously I have been obsessed with distressed nails.  It is the EASIEST and funnest way to get a neat look with little time.  What I love about it is that it will be different every time.  Paint your nails a base color and let it dry.  Take another color and wipe off all of the polish on the lip of the bottle, now brush against the nail and you get a neat effect.  You can repeat with different colors and layer.  I used the Ciate Advent Calendar colors.

A swatch that stood out to me this week was Dynamite Girl.  I love a matte look of a glitter jelly!  This stunner is from Big Spoon Lacquers.

And lastly, another swatch that stood out to me is The Doctor Lies from CDB Lacquer.  I wore this blue to work and it was very distracting in it's beauty.

I'm hoping to get back on the saddle with nail art this week as well.  I am currently in the process of relocating all my polish from one side of the house to my own "mani-cave"!  SOOOOOO EXCITED!!!

Happy Polishing,
Kristi aka @beginnails


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