The One With the Pastel Paint Drip Manicure

9:00:00 AM


Good morning polished world!  How are you all doing today??  I'm still sick.  I'm still tired.  I'm still stressed.  Good news though, my nail is still intact from the injury so I'm still able to paint it.  I'm getting scared though because the injury part is starting to get close to the end of the nail, which means I'm going to have nubs when that happens.  So really I should be holding off on posting because I'll probably have nothing if the piece falls off all together.  I'm jumping to conclusions, because I didn't think I'd be painting at all and I have been.  It kind of works to the blogs advantage that I've been busy, sick, and stressed because then that just means I have more posts if and when I can't paint.

Anyways, today's manicure is a pastel sponge design with a black paint drip over it.  I don't even know where my inspiration came from this design, other than I was scrolling around my Instagram and came across my Halloween paint drip design.  I loved how they looked, so I wanted to make a spring-ish themed one.

Let's take a look!


Colors Used:
  • ORLY - White Tips
  • INM - Mystical Stones
  • INM - Humanity
  • INM - Celine's Jelly Bean
  • INM - Northern Lights

Obsessed with the final look of this design.  A little time consuming, but I think it was totally worth it.  I started off with a base coat of white polish.  When that was dried, I ripped apart a make up sponge and started sponging the random colors on my nail.  I started off with Mystical Stones (the purple), and then added the blue (Humanity), and filled in the empty spots with the pink (Celine's Jelly Bean).

When the sponge design was dried, I went over it with a quick coat of Northern Lights.  This blended together the sponging and made it look like a fun gradient.  Since Northern Lights dries in literally two seconds, I was able to start adding my paint drips with acrylic black.  This part always takes the most time because of my perfectionist brain.  I'm so proud of how they turned out though!

What do you think?  Fan of this look?  Does anyone read this blog anymore? lol

Until next time, <3.


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