I did this design months ago when my nails were both longer (subjective, I realize, when your nails are as short as mine) and I was apparently enamoured with super high gloss jelly polishes. Geez Louise, these things are practically blinding! I’ve always been a sucker for fruit-based designs (my first and second attempts at nail art were watermelons and indeed, strawberries) so it seemed like a done deal to “dip” a favourite fruit design in some juicy jelly polish to create little lacquered chocolate-dipped strawberries.
Well, there’s one way to stress your already taxed-to-the-max iPhotography skills – simply add a shiny glitter, OPI’s Polka.Com, to a shimmery baby pink, OPI’s Princesses Rule!, and watch your camera struggle to both colour-match AND focus!
Sketchy photography skills aside (New Years resolution number one…) this is a fun colour combination that reminds me of mylar balloons at a birthday party.
These nails, a bright-on-bright gradient topped with a neon blue matte glitter topper, look a bit like they’ve been spattered with paint. It’s a cool effect without having to do a darn thing other than swipe on a polish, in this case Sephora’s Formula X in TNT.
New glittery Sephora polish from my husband + a simple, favourite design + general fatigue with Christmas designs = these nails, and the third time this season I’ve done such a snowflake design.
Here I topped one of my Christmas presents, Sephora Formula X’s Catalyst, with my go-to white, Revlon’s Spirit, and topped the whole thing off with a coat of yet another of my Christmas presents, Seche Vite, the undisputed king of high gloss top coats.
Oh, to actually see the stars! I live in a part of the world currently under siege by Mother Nature. In the past 36 hours we’ve seen snow, sleet, slush and every holiday traveller’s favourite, freezing rain. It’s like living in the world’s most tiresome, dangerous snow globe. Blue skies have been AWOL for days, as have the stars, and I’m beginning to feel a bit penned in.
But I can imagine a time in what I hope will be the very near future when it’s not crapping icy precipitation all over the city and when the clouds part long enough to let the stars sparkle and shine. Until then, I’ll have to settle for tiny depictions of same on my nails!
It’s said necessity is the mother of invention. I like to think it’s looking down at your nails and seeing that you’ve painted a giant striped cat fur into your thumbnail AGAIN, necessitating the invention of a completely new design to accommodate the offending feline hair follicle.
Here I painted a couple of lovestruck reindeer onto my thumb. I like to think they wandered onto my nails from somebody else’s nail art, shamelessly tromping all over my freshly painted fingertips before decamping to my thumb for a smooch, upon which the reindeer on the left tried to get fresh with the one on the right, who then whalloped him on the head with one of her hooves, resulting in his wonky black-eyed look. Hey, every nail art has its story. 😉
I think these nails, a pond manicure, look like wee little candy canes embedded in jiggly Jello. That sounds like some sort of horrifying no-bake Kraft concoction (Juicy Jelly Candy Cane Salad!) the likes of which not even your grandmother would find edible.