I’m not really 100% sure what to call these so we’re just gonna go with wrapping paper nails since that’s sort of mostly what they look like? I think? I’d already been wearing the base color for a day and just started playing around with striping tape while I was watching a movie last week and ended up with this pattern. It was a big pain to get clean though. BIG PAIN. I think it was worth it because I ended up liking these a lot! Go check out dat blog post for more pictures, colors used, how I did them, etc. YOU KNOW THE DRILL.
I did my nails to match my iPhone case! I’ve been wanting to do this mani for a while and finally made it happen last night. You can read more words and see more pictures over at MY BLOG!
Also, I think the best part about this is that when I logged in to post this picture, I saw this post from Alex over at Deluxe Digits! She has the same phone case as I do and did her nails to match it ON THE SAME DAY. Tiny, tiny world sometimes.
You GUYS. This is the only nail art I’ve managed to accomplish since I’ve been in San Francisco. I’ve been working 12-14 hours EVERY DAY and after eating, sleeping and showering that leaves literally no time for any fun hobbies. I did these nails LAST Friday (as in 10 days ago!!!) and only just now found the time to edit, watermark and post them. AHH. I fly home on Saturday and all I want to do is take a week off and do my nails three times a day, I can’t even lie.
Anyway, I was at Target a couple weeks ago in one of my few free hours of the weekend and I spotted two Essie polishes and was immediately like HEY I want those, I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen them before! So I asked Google to show me them and it turned out I hadn’t ever seen them before because they’re part of the new summer collection that I didn’t even know about. I picked up Bikini So Teeny (a gorgeous shimmery light blue) and Mojito Madness, which is the green in these nails. I LOVE this color green so much and the formula was beautiful, a tiny bit thick but leveled out nicely and covered wonderfully in 2 coats.
I was going to just leave my nails plain with the pointer/middle finger accent nails and reversed on the right hand, but I wanted to do a little bit of nail art. I almost did polka dots, but I was sleepy and dots always smear on me if I don’t wait an hour to topcoat, so I just did a lil stripe on each nail and called it a day. I loved these nails! And I had to include a pic of both hands because I liked the way the reversal looked together.
Don’t give up on me, guys! I’m still around and I will be back for real so soon!!!
P.S. Sorry I just wrote a novel, can you tell how much I miss you guys? Do you feel the love? All of the love?
Essie - Mojito Madness, Play Date