Sunday, August 31, 2014

Doodle Nail Art!


Good morning and happy Sunday everyone!  I honestly forgot to schedule a post for today and realized it at 12:30am after I got home from a friend's birthday party.  I debated on skipping it and just going to sleep, but then I realized I wouldn't have had a post up until Tuesday.  I couldn't let you lovelies go that long without nail art!

Today I am posting what could be called a back to school manicure.  Where I live, many of the colleges went back to school last week, and the elementary through high schools will return this week after Labor Day.  Even though I graduated college two years ago and am not taking classes this Fall, I still had to do something for the Back to School season!

For this years Back to School manicure, I decided to do notebook doodle nail art.  Don't lie, each and every one of us is guilty of drawing little doodles in the margins of their notebook paper when they should have been listening to the lectures.  The diamond "S" is an all time classic.  After years of seeing this design on numerous people's nails, I thought I should try them out!  

Enough babbling, let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
  • Sinful Colors - Bright Lucite
  • Sally Hansen I <3 Nail Art - Hot Pink
  • Orly Instant Artist - Jet Black
To get the look, I started off with a base of white polish.  I feel like I've been jumping around from white polishes lately.  I've gone from FingerPaints to Cult Cosmetics, back to Sinful Colors.  Honestly, I was going to use the FingerPaints one until I found a brand new bottle of Snow Me White sitting in my Melmer.  Nothing better than finding a surprise brand new bottle of polish!


Anywho, after my base of white polish was on, I drew the blue lines on my nail, then the pink line down the edge for the margin.  You can check out my little tutorial I did last year here for them.  Rather simple, and probably would be easiest if you had a striper.  Sadly I do not own a blue striper so I had to use my nail art brush which took a little extra time and a steady hand.

For the pink line though, I had my Sally Hansen I <3 Nail Art striper in Hot Pink, which was sent to me for review.  I love these stripers....they have a shorter brush and are very easy to work with.  The name is a tad misleading though because as you can see it's a muted pink.  Perfect for the margin!


Some of the designs were inspired by Kelsie's Nail Files.  I am guilty at staring at her manicure while I did mine.  I loved what she did on her thumb as I have many notebooks with that little thunder/lightening design.

What do you think?  Fan of the manicure?  Is this a look you would do??

Until next time, <3.