For some reason, when thinking of color combinations, Avril Lavigne popped into my head when she released her “The Best Damn Thing” album.
She was wearing blond hair with pink streaks and the whole thing screamed pink goth, and I loved it!
So, I thought, this is the perfect color combination for a mani!
And these were born:
Rock on Avril!
I have no idea why some neon colors are synonymous with #halloween 🎃👻 But this is one of those examples.
You know if you see neon orange or neon green, it’s halloween! (Ok, that rhyme was not done on purpose lol) These are a couple of witches and black cats 🐱 because of reasons.
Follow me on instagram to see the video of how I did these!
I don’t know if you celebrate Mother’s Day, but I do and it was the perfect opportunity to use the Born Pretty Store nail plate number BP-70.
Add a pink gradient to make it subtle and this is how it turned out:
What do you get when you try gradient stamping, no inspiration and a sad excuse for glitter?
There were too few chunky glitters that almost none seemed to want to be on my nails. Sigh.
Since I had a lot of time to think this through, I was able to do a nail art design, and came up with this:
(Yes, that on my thumb is the One World Trade Center and my ring finger is the Empire State Building)
but then, I didn’t quite like it, so I made this, and I like it so much more! :
It’s the street sign, NYC logo, Statue of Liberty, Ball drop from Times Square and the new Year!
I’d seen this kind of gradient before and hadn’t tried it myself. It’s so easy to make yet it takes a bit for the coats to fully dry before using the tiny, annoying 2mm tape that is sticky all over!
The contrast between the colors is fabulous and the effect is a little confusing until you look a little closer.
And of course… it’s always a little better if you add a little holo!
Can’t see the haters, blinded by the Holo!
It all started like this:
And then I remembered I saw a design with two colors and a black line striking through. The only difference is that the colors where not gradiented, they were separated by the black line itself, so I decided to try this out!
These are not stamps. I literally took the time to actually draw these and it took so long!
I knew that I wasn’t going to be able to do this directly on my nails without failing before, so I took the safe route and drew them over nail polish on this rubber mat by MyBlissKiss. It took me 5 tries before I was actually able to do the cross bones with stars pattern, even using a tiny brush to do this made it so hard!
It was very difficult to create which is why I added a black/white gradient to the other nails to vary the design.
Also, I cut my nails before doing this design, and the entire “flipping” hand didn’t fit on my thumb, which is why it was a bit cut off on top. That’s why I’m including the original drawing so you can see the entire “middle finger up” like Beyoncé likes to sing now.