One of the most beautiful actresses out there right now is Oscar award winner Lupita Nyong’o.
Not only is she a amazing actress, she is someone who looks amazing in anything that she wears. Including her nails.
The other wonderful thing is that she loves, loves, loves to share her nails on Instagram.
I recently read that she has over 145,000 fans on Instagram!
Her go to filters for her posts?
“X-Pro II or Lo-Fi. I love the saturated colors” say’s Lupita.
X-Pro II makes colors in your image more vibrant. It gives your pix a warm appearance. It is suggested that this filter is best used when you have strong colors in your pictures.
Lo-Fi ads rich colors and shadows to your images. Maybe as in showing off your manicure?
Both of these filters are for your use with your Instagram account. For Instagram Newbies, once you have agreed to the crop of the picture you want to post, scroll to the left on the editing phase and you will find them there.
Why not take a minute and see what Lupita loves about these filters.
I like the X-Pro II filter. It really brings out the bling in the shots!
I follow a gal who I think does some amazing, fun, and classy nail art.
Her blog site is called Tartofraise. I believe it means Strawberry Tart. But, I know just enough french to get myself in trouble, so I can’t be certain.
Any ways, one of the challenges from Nails Magazine #31nails2014 challenge was inspired by your favorite nail artist. So, I reached out to her and she consented to allowing me to use one of her designs for this challenge and post.
It really is a design and technique that I am using of hers. One stroke painting looks very easy but it is quite difficult for me. I haven’t quite got it figured out but you can be the judge. Plus, it gives me something to work on!
Thank you so much to Ophelie at Tartofraise for allowing me to play off of your design and technique. You can visit her at http://www.nail-art.fr/nail-art-acidule-french-manucure-paillettes-stroke-fluo to see how to properly do one stroke.
She also has books on nail art design for sale for those of you that fall in love with her as well.