Happy Tuesday, polished world! How are you today? I just want to start this post off by saying that my thoughts and prayers are with all of those in Oklahoma whose lives were turned upside down from these awful tornadoes. Also, this post is kind of short and may not make much sense since I'm writing it at 1am.
As I stated in my last post, I graduated from college!!!! I can breath again!!! Of course, the night before my graduation, I had no idea what to do with my nails. I sat for hours planning, debating, and swatching out nail art ideas. My dress was black with white polka dots, and my gown was navy blue. I was thinking of wearing one of those colors, or at least doing black nails with white dots, but I wasn't really feeling that.
On Facebook, I posted that I wanted to do purple in remembrance of my great grandmother, especially because my graduation fell on her birthday. I can clearly hear her now asking me how my classes are like she always used to when I was just starting college. I know she proudly was smiling down on me from above watching me cross that stage :).
Let's take a look at my purple graduation manicure!!!!
- Zoya - Stevie (Summer 2013 Pixie Dust)
- OPI - My Boyfriend Scales Walls
I've stated in my last few posts where I have utilized Stevie how much I love it. It is such a gorgeous lavender, and with the glitter flecks, it gives the polish a whole new dimension. Then, you add the texture look, and it's even more amazing. I did my curly-q design using it also, and this polish is so easy to work with when doing nail art. Love it.
Everyone has also been pressuring me to purchase My Boyfriend Scales Walls, and after months I finally caved. I always thought "oh it's an off white polish, I'll just use white, I have no use for this." After two coats on my thumb, I quickly was wrong about this polish. It's just such a gorgeous white. With the hint of grey, it mutes it so it isn't as stark white and the PERFECT base for nail art. I can't wait to use this for polka dot manicures or floral ones.
How I Got the Look (Yes, another tutorial):
- Start off with a base coat of white (or whatever color you like).
- With the color you want to do the Curly-Q with, using a nail art brush, trace on two main curls. These will be the base for your next curls
- Still, using the nail art brush, swirl off from the main curls creating a look like a fountain.
- On every "rounded" corner of the curl, keep adding little curls in opposite directions from the main one. You can do as many or as little as you like . For this tutorial, I kind of went crazy, but you can see on the nail I didn't do as many.
What do you think? Lover of the Pixies? Lover of My Boyfriend Scales Walls? Lover of the Curly-Q? Does anyone remember drawing these on paper in school and making them go on forever and ever? Lol
Well, I am off, I hope you enjoyed my graduation nails. I have a few posts I need to get working on, I've been slacking lately at editing photos. I have some pretty lilacs and other blooming flower nails. Then there are fire burst nails. Ahhhh so many posts, so little time!!!! Must concentrate on the blog!!!!
Until next time, <3.
**Zoya Stevie was provided by Zoya for Promotional Purposes. I purchased OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. The opinions expressed are my own, please view my disclosure policy**