Sunrise Palm Trees Nail Art

The second prompt of the Glam Nails Challenge June is palm trees. I really wanted to do a green and yellow gradient, so I went with a sunrise theme.  The palm trees themselves weren’t that hard to do. I used a black polish to color in the land, then a liner for the trees. They ended up a little messy, but I don’t mind it, because it makes them look windblown.

Kleancolor Neon Yellow
Revlon Parfumerie Lime Basil

Yellow Dot Nail Art

I’ve been really feeling the color yellow lately, so I did some simple bright polka dot nails. The lighter yellow is ORLY Lemonade and the darker yellow is Sinful Colors Pull Over. I wasn’t sure how opaque the ORLY would be, so I first applied a coat of white, but it only took me two coats. I don’t have the best luck with pastel yellows so I was pleasantly surprised with this one!

31DC2016 Inspired by a Song – Beyoncé’s Lemonade

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I couldn’t decide on just one song for today’s prompt, so instead I went for the album itself: Beyoncé’s LemonadeContinue reading

31DC2016 Stripes – Baby Ducks

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I love these nails! They’re similar to the frog ones in my last post and I really like how cute the design looks. Continue reading

31DC2016 Yellow – Neon Triangles

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I’m really happy with how this design turned out, though it ended up being a long process.  Continue reading

31DC2015 Yellow – Tropical Birds

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Another design I really like! This was going to be just canaries at first, but then I got the idea to add the blue and green details so it didn’t look as bland. Now they’re just random tropical birds :) The yellow is Sally Girl Canary, the polish that inspired the design. I didn’t want anything neon or pastel but just a saturated yellow. The application was tricky because my bottle is pretty much on its last legs, but the top coat smoothed out a lot of the imperfections.

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For the accent nail, I applied one coat of Sparitual Low Tide, let that dry, then dabbed on several coats of Sinful Colors Green Ocean, a beautiful blue-green flakie. For the birds, I used Salon Perfect Nail Art Black Ink to outline. The green and blue details are Revlon Sassy and Sephora by OPI Natural Environ-mint. Before applying them, I wiped the brushes a few times so they would give a streaky effect.

Spring Yellow & Green Color Blocked Nails

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I’m so glad the snow is finally melting where I live – it was nice for a while, but Spring can’t come soon enough. In anticipation of the warmer weather, I decided to break out my greens and yellows (colors I love but don’t use enough) for a more lively look.

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I went with Sally Girl Canary and Ciaté Apple & Custard. The green applied well, but I had to do a couple extra coats of the yellow because my bottle is almost empty and half dried out. I got some slight bubbling and it took forever to dry, but I really like it. I free-handed the white lines with a striping polish.

31DC2014 Yellow: Sunflowers

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This design came out kind of messy, and not like I had planned it. I was tempted to do it over, but I just want to move on to green now! The yellow, Sally Girl Canary, wasn’t as obvious as I wanted it to be against the white, so I used an orange, Kleancolor Sangria Burst, to make it stand out more. The leaves are Sinful Colors Athens and Sinful Colors Pacific Ocean. For the insides, I used Sinful Colors Nirvana with dots of the Kleancolor. I had planned on using some nail art stripers for this, but I was away from my house and forgot to grab them, only taking the white one. I would like to retry this one in the future.

31 Day Challenge 2013: Yellow

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I had several techniques in mind in order to achieve this look. Stickers were my first choice, but I couldn’t find any that I liked. Then, I tried the newspaper nails technique, except I didn’t have any newspaper or alcohol handy. I printed the word HAZARD on regular printing paper then tried a couple different perfumes and even hydrogen peroxide, but none worked. So, finally I drew the letters in with sharpie, and went over them with a black striper. Then, I fixed the edges with a yellow striper. The base color I used is Sinful Colors Neon Melon, a lime-yellow neon. I applied 2 coats over 2 coats of white, since otherwise it is too streaky and sheer. I really do love this neon though, it looks so bright and happy in person. The word HAZARD came out a little funky since I didn’t space out the letters well and didn’t have enough room for a proper R or D. But I think it still looks pretty good.

Neon Zebra Nails

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Did these for an 80s party I went to. I used three Sinful Colors polishes – the neon yellow is Neon Melon, the purple on the tips is Dream On, and the pink in the middle (though it kind of turned orange) is Pink. I used the Kiss Nail Art striper in Black, and Art Club’s striper in Fine Gold.