Thursday, July 24, 2014

Garter Stockings with Bows Nail Art

Today's nails were inspired by this manicure by one of my favorite bloggers Very Emily.  Once I saw it I knew I had to recreate it myself because to me they look like pastel garter stockings held up by bows which is so darn CUTE! I also wanted to do something a bit more bright and summery than my recent nails. 

I started off by freehanding the "stockings" using Sally Hansen Lacey Lilac, Color Club Flamingo, Morgan Taylor Fame Game and Nicole By OPI Selena Gomez Hit The Lights.  I then cleaned up the line with polish remover and a small brush.

Then I covered the line with gold striping tape, painted the whole nail with OPI Rent for some added shimmer, and freehanded the bows using L.A. Colors Art Deco in Black.  At this point I kept messing up, so I went back to Emily's post and when she said that she made 2 hearts to make the bow I was like "dur dur dur" and I then attempted to make hearts.  Let's just say the "hearts" you see here are much better than the "bows" I made beforehand, and I redid about 3 nails before I said screw it my bows are unique and good enough from a distance.  I actually quite liked the end result even though they were not completely symmetrical.

I then put a gold rhinestone in the middle of each bow and topped off with HK Girl top coat.  Lastly I practiced taking pictures of different hand positions and holding different things because it is still awkward for me to hold anything.  If you haven't noticed, I am left handed so most of my pictures are of my right hand, which is opposite of most bloggers.

Actually the real reason why is because my left hand had a nail break a while back and still isn't fully grown out, so I prefer the right hand in pics for now. I think I can do my left hand quite well actually! *pats self on back*

One of several yellow roses from one of my patients that I dried and saved.

The biggest of 5 Russian nesting dolls, a very thoughtful and beautiful gift from my awesome coworker!

My prized Kate Spade wallet in the most fabulous color ever! AND! It is even sweeter because I got it for 50% off at the Kate Spade outlet over Memorial Weekend. SCORE!

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