I am going to do a soak off builder gel overlay on my nails this weekend and will be documenting my adventures with gel but mostly wanted to post something and make a commitment to try to get back into more of a schedule with doing nail art. I have also started another nail art wheel that I hope to post soon.
I found some really great inspiration on Instagram, so check out the feed down below for their art – realism on nails is one my favorite things.
Also, I plan on doing a follow-up post to an earlier one about using soak off gel on my nails and will do that soon. Hopefully by the middle of September.
I got tired of all the peeling, breaking, and nonsense so I filed them all down. Since it has been snowing here on the East Coast, in the middle of April I might add, I did something loud and screaming summer. Ta-dah.
Born Pretty plate – BP-L002
Stamping – China Glaze – Liquid Leather
Born Pretty Black Stamper
Born Pretty scraper
NYC Strip me off – clean up
Orly – French Tips as initial layer
China Glaze – Celtic Sun
Seche Vite Top Coat
I decided to take some of my inspiration from my last nail art wheel and try it out on my nails. I also filmed a tutorial for this look and will hopefully have that up on YouTube this week. I am going to apologize for my video camera ahead of time because I am trying to get something that will shoot HD, so my current camera will have to do until then. I really like this look it is edgy and simple. I also got to use my NYC Strip Me Off so I didn’t have to use a ton of acetone for clean up.
Color Club – Almost Famous
Maybeline – Bold Gold (dots)
Sally Hansen – Hot Tamale
Black Acrylic Paint
Small Detail Brush
I’ll admit this isn’t funky, Peres, but it is a French pedicure. This is the best French I’ve done, mainly because I used gel polish and it was a lot easier to work with to make the smile lines. This lasted for 3 weeks chip free – loved it.
Gelish – Foundation
Finger Paints – Pink Glaze
Finger Paints – Principles of Art
Gelish – I’ll Make it Fit
Gelish – Top coat
I don’t have a theme for this one but I love it. Yes, that is a sad banana – I saved that one for last thinking it would be the easiest (yeah – not so much). I love the cup of coffee… in fact gonna go make some. I really got to experiment with some gradients (which I swear are a pain in the a$$ for me). I also got to use my matte top coat which I haven’t really had an occasion to use on my nails. On to the next one!
I LOVE Supa Nails… she is one of my favorite places to go for inspiration. I had wanted to try some of her designs and when I got my nail art wheels decided to give it a shot. Due to time, I didn’t do a whole wheel so I photographed the ones I did and made an image “mini” wheel. I think that she uses soak off gels for her designs, which are really vibrant, solid colors. Two of the nails that were painted, I didn’t include in this round because it was difficult to photograph them for some reason. I used acrylic paint for these designs.
My son and I LOVE Wander Over Yonder on Disney XD. My favorite character is Sylvia – but Commander Peepers is a close second. I will most likely end up doing at least one of these characters on my nails but really wanted to do a wheel. I bought a whole bunch of them so I could just GO CRAZY and do nail art until I ran out of wheels. This is my first wheel and I really like it – besides, an evil sandwich? Who can pass that up? 🙂