Gosh it's been a while since I posted anything here. I wanna make a bunch of excuses but let's just agree that I'll be doing my best to keep it up again.
I've been participating in so many different monthly challenges so my manis have been sort of all over the place lately. I really feel that participating in many challenges gives the me greatest opportunity to grow my skills as a nail artist.
The most exciting news I have is that I got a new light box for Christmas - the Standscan Snap and I'm thrilled with the results. Now, finally...on to the mani!
Tonight's mani was prompted by the #pymdec2014 challenge on Instagram. Day 29's prompt is Aurora Borealis so I chose a simple water marble. This was the first time I did a water marble over a black base and boy, am I ever pleased with how it turned out! Here's what I used:
I started by laying down a base of Zoya Anchor and followed that with 2 coats of Zoya Willa as my base color on all nails. Then I used some of the Maybelline Bleached Neons from the summer: Pink Punch, Bleached In Peach, Citrus Collide, and Day Glow Teal with Sinful Colors Tempest as the colors for my water marble on the middle two nails. After that dried, I topped the marble nails with 2 coats of Inm Northern Lights and sealed all the nails with one coat of Seche Vite.
I used my Elf Cosmetics Concealer brush to clean up around my cuticles and voila! Finished product:
I am giving consideration to taking step by step pictures for future posts, almost as a tutorial. What do y'all think of that idea? Do you like blogs that show tutorials?
Thank you for reading!