I see fingernails as tiny canvases. I'm a tomboy, former nail-biter, and ADHD yet I am obsessed with nail art design. These are my manicures "in-depth". Follow me at http://nailartbyjoyella.tumblr.com for the short versions.
I only took a couple pics of this one on my phone and it was after I'd been wearing it a day or two so I apologize for the less than awesome photography this time around. This one was really simple. I think this print is really bohemian-ish. My hippie hubby loved this one. Hehe.
Base: I can't remember. One of my thousands of nudes.
Design: m64 stamped with Revlon TopSpeed "Espresso"
Okay, since I really don't like animal prints on anything other than animals and I don't like to wear bright colors, I decided to use all my brightest nail polishes and stamp all of the animal print patterns at once. Why not, right?
I actually really liked the final result. It took me FOREVER and it was tedious but when I was finished I was rather surprised on how much I actually liked it. I even wore it for a few days (most of my manicures are lucky to make it a full 36 hours before I get the itch to do the next one).
Left Hand, Indoors w/flash
Right hand, Indoors w/flash
Outdoors just before sunset, no flash
To Get This Look: I've numbered each nail on the above photo so I can list the base polish, polish I used to stamp with, and image plate (in that order) for each nail.
For the Stripes challenge (challenge details here), I first did [attempted] some freehand crazy color stuff that turned out to clash so bad, it seriously hurt to look at my nails so I decided to go with simple stamped B&W stripes, a mani I've been wanting to try anyway.
Outdoors in the shade
Base: Sinful "basecoat" (1 coat), Sinful "Snow Me White" (2 coats), SV Fast Dry Top Coat* (1 coat)
Design: Shany plate SH23 stamped with Wet N Wild "Black Creme" and topped off with 2 coats of SV
Simple yet effective. :p
*From here on, my future entries will refer to Seche Vite's Fast Dry Top Coat simply as "SV" since I use SV ALOT and I'm a lazy typer.