Tuesday, September 10, 2013

September Nail Art Day 3: School!

Hey Everyone!
I apologize for this look being so late, but I've had a pretty busy weekend and haven't had time to write a post.  Anyway, the theme for day three is school colors.  My school's colors are red, white and blue, but I decided to substitute white for silver just so I could use a little glitter.  Cuz who doesn't like a little glitter, right? :)

For a base color I used Sally Hansen Complete Salon in Navy Baby.  I thought about using red as a base, but I think the navy is a little more classy.  Then I used Zoya Sarah to add a red stripe on the side.  The silver stripe was added with my Kiss silver glitter polish.  This is one of my favorite ways to do my nails lately, and I think it does my school's colors justice.  I hope y'all enjoyed, and stay tuned for more (day 4's design will be a little late too)!  Have a terrific Tuesday, and bow wow bulldogs!!
~ Mary Elizabeth

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

September Nail Art Day 2: Gold and Teal

Hey everybody!
Today I am posting the first of my September nail art designs!  Today's theme is gold and teal. These colors represent childhood and ovarian cancer awareness, for which September is the month.  Not gonna lie, this ended up reminding me of perry the platypus.  Here's what I came up with!

I started with a base color of OPI Fly.  This is a little darker teal than I was hoping for, but it works.  Then I used OPI Goldeneye as a gradient.  I'm really excited that this worked! I was a little bit skeptical as to whether this would work or not, so I'm glad to have discovered a new technique. 
I hope y'all enjoyed, and be sure to stop back on Saturday for school colors day!  Have a fabulous rest of your week!
~ Mary Elizabeth

Monday, September 2, 2013

September Nail Art!

Hey Guys!
First off, Happy Labor Day!  I apologize that I haven't blogged in a while, but I've been getting settled back into the routine of school and my new room and roommate.  So far it's been a really good year! Anyway, today I wanted to let y'all know about my plan for painting my nails in September.  I found this on Instagram and decided it would be a great idea to keep me on track!
This is the basic chart of when I will be posting.  Now I know you're probably thinking, "Wait a sec, today is the 2nd; where's the camo?"  The answer to that question boils down to wearability.  Not only is camo really difficult and a little above my skill level, but I really would never wear camo in real life.  I do in fact have to go to class and band and things like that, so i'd like to enjoy what's on my nails :) Anyway, that's my plan for the month, and I will try to stay consistent.  I will also be posting pictures on my instagram, so be sure to follow me at @theatre_geek1712.  Also, be sure to follow @californails, the creater!  I hope y'all enjoy this, and i hope you will join me! If you do decide to join in, be sure to leave a comment and use the hashtag #nailartsep.  I hope y'all have a great week!
~ Mary Elizabeth