Scaled Nails

Painted Fingertips | Patterned nails and Renaissance Cosmetics Black Heart, Don't Care

Hi everyone!

Today’s look is coming out of the vault – I actually did it back in January. I was inspired by this post on More Nail Polish. The original look used a stamping decal to accent a beautiful polish, while I freehanded a similar look. Painted Fingertips | Patterned nails and Renaissance Cosmetics Black Heart, Don't CareI used Renaissance Cosmetics Black Heart, Don’t Care on my index, ring and pinkie fingers. On my thumb and middle finger, I created a scaled pattern using Tip Top Cream Puff, Rimmel Man Overboard, Vixen Mint, and OPI Hot & Spicy. Painted Fingertips | Patterned nails and Renaissance Cosmetics Black Heart, Don't CareThe original look featured dots separating the colours between the scales. I intended to do the same but luckily decided to take photos before I did. The dots didn’t work out which is why it took me so long to post this! When I took another look at the pictures I decided it was at least an interesting enough look to share anyway. Painted Fingertips | Patterned nails and Renaissance Cosmetics Black Heart, Don't CareMy patterned nails could have been better but I think they look pretty cool anyway. There’s no denying how pretty Black Heart, Don’t Care is, too! Painted Fingertips | Patterned nails and Renaissance Cosmetics Black Heart, Don't CareWhat do you think?

  • Lothwen Akira

    I really love how these turned out, I’m impressed by your scaled nails freehanding!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Color Me So Crazy

    The scaled look is really awesome looking. I love the colors you used. I have to try that technique.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • http://doctorcrafty.wordpress.com Nicole C. (Doctor Crafty)

    So impressed by your freehand scales!! I think I have a stamp that’s identical to that pattern – it looks difficult to do by hand! And I love the colors you used 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! It would’ve probably worked better with a stamp, yes 🙂

  • http://heydarlingpolish.blogspot.com/ Hey, Darling Polish!

    These look incredible!! The pattern looks amazing!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://shelbylounails.blogspot.com Shelby Lou Nails

    I love RenCos! The scales are so graphic, always into scales.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      I love them too, I want more polishes 😀

  • http://www.lustrouslacquer.com/ Lustrous Lacquer

    Love your freehand work! Not as much of a fan of Black Heart Don’t care. Something about the heart glitters in that base just isnt doing it for me. I think because they are too covered up… ?

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Yes, it seems like that bugs a few people. The shards look great though, I think 🙂

  • http://glowstars.net Vic

    I love the colours you used.

  • http://manicuredandmarvelous.com Roselynn787

    Your freehand scales are great! I love the glitter polish as well, especially the heart shaped ones.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://www.lovevarnish.com/ Deborah – Love Varnish

    The colors you used for the scales are SO cool together! I really like it.

  • http://www.lightyournails.com/ Simona @LightYourNails!

    What an unusual colour combo! And you did great with freeghanding!

  • http://www.frompolishwithlove.blogspot.com/ Dani FromPolishwithLove

    The freehand scales turned out really well!! Better than what I could have done. My freehand needs some work LOL