Instead of editing the pictures last night and posting, I decided I should ignore the blog and do my paper. Good news, paper is submitted and I'm able to blog again! Which I know one person who is thrilled with that. That is Miss Gabi (@RubyStein79), my official mani inspector. I did not let her inspect this manicure, as I did it for her birthday which was Friday.
Gabi loves storms, I hate them, with a passion. They freak me out and I act like a two year old. When I saw this nail art idea tutorial, my fear subsided and I had to paint lightning bolts on my nails! A few months ago, I did do some storm nails, but they definitely were not as cool as these. As soon as I showed the mani inspector the tutorial, she was hooked and couldn't wait for me to try them!
Here's how they turned out!
- Sinful Colors - Black on Black
- Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
- Sponged Cloudy Light Stuff (I don't really know what you call the glow that comes from lightning)
- Sally Hansen - Blue Me Away!
- Funky Fingers - Factory Girl (I don't know the actual name lol)
- Maybelline - Beach Plum
I followed the tutorial the best I could, picture tutorials are always kind of hard. I started by painting on my base coat of black polish. From there, I sponged Blue Me Away! on my nails in the areas where I was going to draw the actual bolt. When that was dried, I added some of the Beach Plum. With a toothpick, I drew on the bolts over the areas where I sponged the color. When the bolts were dry, I took Factory Girl and sponged over the bolt, followed by just a tad more Blue Me Away! and Beach Plum in the center. Added a top coat, and was done.
I hated them at first, like beyond hated them. The sponging looked awful and they just didn't pop. When I added the Out the Door Top Coat, all the colors blended together, and that's why I fell in love. It added a shine and made the sponging not look so harsh I guess you could say. If you ever do attempt these, make sure you add a coat of top coat, otherwise, blech.
What do you think?? Cool?? You want to try them!??! If you do, I want to see! Post pictures to my Facebook page anytime or Tweet me!
Hope you all enjoyed, especially Miss Gabi!!!! Have a great day everyone!!