Today I have some double stamping to share with you. I keep seeing amazing double-stamped nails, and it never quite seems to work out for me! I really like the colour combination I’ve used today though, and it certainly creates an interesting look.
Today I have a swatch of a gorgeous mint polish to share with you. I have used Sinful Colors Mint Apple recently in my #5minutenailart post, and I remembered to snap some pictures of it on its own before adding the nail art.
Today I am starting something new on my blog. There are a few reasons behind this – one is that I often don’t find much time to do my nails during the semester. I made time to do some more detailed nail art over the break which I’ll be sharing with you over the next few weeks, but now that I’m back in class, I might only have a few minutes here and there to spare. Another reason is that people will often see my nails and comment that they don’t have time to do something like that – now I know some might actually mean that they couldn’t be bothered to do nail art, but some really think that any nail art must take forever, just because they haven’t tried it before or aren’t sure how it’s done. So this is for those people who might really want to try some nail art but not spend hours on it! I’m here to prove that all it has to take is 5 minutes to have amazing nails.
The rules are as follows: start with a normal, single-colour manicure. Yes, it takes more than 5 minutes to do the colour PLUS nail art, but now if you have time to paint your nails – you have time for art. You could also do the colour one day and add the art the next day – I often do that when I’m pressed for time! Then, starting from that base colour, I have just 5 minutes to do some nail art. I put a timer on so I make sure it really is 5 minutes. 5 minutes isn’t long so to give myself a little leniency, I’ll count anything that is still UNDER 6 minutes as close enough – but this includes the final top coat and the nail art is good to go.
For today’s nails I started with a plan of doing geometric nails and it morphed until it became more about gradients than about anything geometric. You’ll have to excuse my slightly poorly lit photos – my lighting setup didn’t move with me so I had to make do. You’ll be seeing a few posts like this but it’ll get better! I already got a couple of lamps although I’m struggling to get my hands on good bulbs.
Today’s theme for the Neverending Pile Challenge is to use as many untried polishes in one mani as possible. I managed to use no less than ten untried polishes. That’s right, ten! I originally intended this for the Gold prompt, but I decided to move it up to today instead. (more…)