Before I start, I want to say that I’m in love with Instagram. If you have the app, you should follow me! I’m always posting funny pictures and lots of nail art! My name is schmoliviaaa 🙂
Wow. Wow, wow, wow. I am so happy with my nails right now, I can’t even explain. I haven’t had nail art go my way in a very long time, and finally something turned out absolutely amazing (in my standards). First of all, remember when I discussed Revlon Minted? How it was streaky and too sheer? Well, turns out that Sally Hansen’s Mint Sorbet is almost an exact dupe, and it only takes two coats! That was the first amazing find I made…a perfect mint color for spring and summer tan skin!
Here is a swatch (in strange lighting) of Mint Sorbet!
So what I wanted to do was divide each nail into three different triangles and have each triangle be a different color. This was pretty difficult to figure out, because as you can see on the thumb, middle finger, and ring finger, the two colors had to be right next to each other and there was no tape making a straight line. What I mean by that is that I had to physically paint the two colors next to each other and try to make them look as neat as possible. You will see!
The other two colors I used were Sally Hansen Coral Reef and Sally Hansen Sun Kissed. While I was in the store the other day grabbing Mint Sorbet, I saw these two bright colors and decided that I really needed an orange (and Coral Reef was just a pretty pink/coral). Needless to say, I just grabbed them and bought them it was a good idea!!! Afterwards, some of the nails didn’t have very clean lines, so I used a black striper to separate the colors better. It’s unfortunate that you can’t really tell the difference between the orange and the coral in this photo. 😦
I absolutely love this design. It was pretty simple and can be done in SO many different ways. I wonder if there is a simpler way to do this? Do you have any ideas on different techniques?
I’ve been out of the house once today and every person that saw my hands told me they liked my nails! I love when that happens!!! 🙂