I've been enjoying looking at all the lovely bright summery nail art that people on the other side of the world have been showing off for the last few months, and wanted to get in on the trend.
I may have jumped the gun on the summer neons here in Perth, Western Australia... it's technically still winter, but on Saturday when I did this it was such a lovely sunny day that I couldn't resist.
At first I actually did all the nails with a marble, but I wasn't really liking it , so I redid most of the nails and kept the ring and index fingers. If you haven't been following my blog, the marble is done using a sandwich bag and I've been kind of obsessed with this technique the past weeks. I have a tutorial here on the technique. I have also used it to create a rather interesting gradient here. This time I used a glitter polish in the mix which was kind of cool, although I think it would have looked nicer with a metallic glitter rather than matte.
Ok all the important info.....
The polishes I used were:
Bright Pink: China Glaze Heli-Yum
Bright red/coral: OPI- OPI on Collins Ave
Bright each/orange: China Glaze Peachy Keen.
The glitter polish is one I mixed up myself to match:)
The stamping plate I used was from the new 2013 Cheeky collection- The Viva Mexico plate.
Both the images I used stamped beautifully. I stamped with the Heli-yum and OPI on Collins Ave (painted half the plate with one colour and the other half with the other polish to create the gradient effect).
Oh!!! This weekend I made an instagram account and also a tumblr page for my blog!
I got the advice from the lovely Natalia from Cats n Nails, a fellow Western Australian nail art blogger. I hope that if anyone is interested in my nail art that I will now be easier to follow :)
So far I'm loving instagram! Everyone seems very friendly, and I think I'm addicted already.
The links should be up the top right of my blog.
I made a new profile pic for various blog related things this week too! What do you think? I couldnt resist wearing some matching bright lipstick!
Thanks very much for reading :)