Let me say that Twitter is awesome; if you aren't there, then you should be! The exchange of ideas on there is constant and you can really find some cool people on there. I follow China Glaze on Twitter and they tweeted about a Tumblr that showcases pretty nails. That's where I got this manicure idea from Artsy RN. She's a pretty cool girl who does some really cute nail designs. Though its not specifically a nail blog, she posts about nails a lot, so I would check it out if you want inspiration.
Here are the supplies I used:
L to R:
- Sally Hansen Blue Me Away
- Essie Pansy
- Zoya Creamy
- Wet n Wild French White Creme
- Seche Vite topcoat
- Art Deco Nail Art Polish in Black
- Makeup sponge
Artsy RN made a YouTube video tutorial which I used as my guide:
As you can see, sponging your nails can get a little messy. So this is what they looked like before clean up:
This is Day 2. Getting a little tip wear, but I think it held up well considering the fact that I was moving. The white polish is a cheap, chip-tastic polish so when I do this again I want to use another white polish.
I used my go to topcoat Seche Vite and it kind of smeared the black stripes a bit. Next time I will use a different topcoat. Also you can reuse your makeup sponges just by cutting the used tip off.