Inspired by Ireland!
Let the games begin!!!! LOL
I had so much fun with my first 31 day Nail art challenge for Nails Magazine, that I couldn’t help but get involved with March’s challenge.
I will post some of them for you occasionally.
This days challenge was “Emerald”
It makes me think of The Wizard of Oz and the road to the Emerald city.
OK OK I know it is the Yellow Brick Road but what the heck!!!! LOL
Well, since it is the final day of the February Nail Art Challenge from Nails Magazine, I thought I would post it for you.
The theme is “Inspired by a loved one”
Any one who knows my husband, knows that he absolutely loves loves loves Laguna Beach, California.
He becomes this total and complete beach bum when we go there. He doesn’t worry about a thing and he simply enjoys all the sounds, smells and sights.
So that is why I decided to do this for today’s theme.
California Dreaming Baby!
I had a lady on facebook ask me for a step by step on doing the X’s & O’s that I had featured that day.
Step One, paint the nails in your color choice. This is “Something Sweet” from China Glaze.
Next is to get your supplies set up. You will need your choice of small artist brushes for use with acrylic paint. You will also need a piece of tinfoil for your acrylic paint, a set of tweezers, and your “chain”.
Once you have all your tools ready, find the center of the nail and using your small brush dipped into the white acrylic mark a X.
Then proceed to make your O’s! A good tip for when you are working with acrylic paints on nail polish is to use alcohol to remove any mistakes you might make along the way. It doesn’t ruin the polish but removes the acrylic nicely.
While those are drying, cut your “chain” just a little bit longer than the nail. This will allow you to make it curve on the nail.
Apply a line of clear polish in the curvature that you want the “chain” to lay in. While it is still wet, use your tweezers to place it into the clear polish.
Once this sets for a minute, dab more clear top coat onto the “chain” and run it down the nail to cover the X’s & O’s. As well as up the top to the cuticle area.
While this is still tacky, apply any stone you like. Finish with one final coat of top coat.
There you have it Karen. I hope this helps you play with your nails and your nail art supplies.
All the best,
I hope your not getting bored with these posts about the Nails Magazine nail art challenge.
This is day 18 and the theme is Hologram.
While I tried to do a holographic design on my nails, I got so dizzy making it that I had to stop! Yikes!
So I used holographic polish instead and a funky design.
I hope you enjoy it.
The base color is OPI’s “Alpine Snow”.
The dark purple is OPI’s “Russian Navy”.
The holographic is OPI’s “Polka.Com”
The lighter color blue is OPI’s “No Room for The BlueS”.
And finally the large holographic silver objects are in OPI’s “I Snow you Love me”! I just placed them where I wanted them as accents.
Thanks for following!