First proper nail design: Pencil holder inspired for Valentines 080212

5 years ago

Ive done a polka dot and rhinestone design on my nails before but I didnt like them and they werent properly done so they dont count! Ive always said for the longest time that I wanted to start attempting designs and I finally pushed myself to do it. Creativity really is a weakness of mine, lucky enough I spotted my pencil holder which look like it fitted Valentines and the crazy bitter snowy weather on days here. Only after trying did I realise damn its hard! Takes a bit of patience too which I lack sometimes.

What I did:
Paint your nails with a base coat. I used <strong>The edge base coat</strong>
Painted 3 coats of <strong>China Glaze empowerment</strong>
After its dried use dotting tool to paint the tips with <strong>Essie Blanc</strong>
With <strong>China Glaze City siren</strong> use the dotting tool to draw the hearts (or a brush, whichever works best for you)
Wipe the dotting tool and dot smaller dots of <strong>Essie Blanc</strong> around the hearts
Then draw/dot the shape of the hearts in the corner.
Seal the design with a top coat after it has dried. I used <strong>China Glaze fast forward top coat</strong>.

I painted my nails with 3 coats of the base because it was slightly streaky, I dont remember it giving me this much trouble when I tried it back then, but that was a long time ago. I wouldve opted for something a little softer but I actually didnt have any. I didnt have a lighter red for the hearts, or maybe I should have mixed the polishes? I thought the other nails looked a little plain so I drew hearts in the left corner, just about small enough so its not too bland nor does it steal the spotlight from the ring finger.

I smudged the red hearts on my ring finger because I used the top coat before it even dried. Lesson learned: check that it is before I do the top coat! This was really fun to do, wasnt the neatest but Id want to do something like it again. Oh and the third picture is the pencil holder that inspired this design :P

What do you guys think of my first attempt at a nail design? Any other easy designs you can suggest to me?

<em><strong>Photos are mine. Do not steal/use without permission.</strong></em>
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