Have you ever created a nail art design and looked at it later in photos and said to yourself “WOW, I did that”? This happened to me with a design I created recently for my Literary Lacquers 2014 Community Collection review and I love it so much I just have to give it it’s own post!
This design was inspired because Amy from Literary Lacquers and I both live in New Mexico. I thought it would be the coolest thing to give a nod to the Southwest with some Diva Style nail art! Since I wasn’t planning to post this separately I don’t have my typical step by step photos for you. Sorry about that! But it’s actually not a very difficult design to do and I will give you an overview of the steps.
I first applied Orly Bonder
as a basecoat on all my nails. Then I applied the following polishes, 2 coats on each finger nail: Effie’s Trinket
on my index, Tesseract
on my middle, Lurid Fog
on my ring and pinky. I finished with HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat
While the polish was drying I created 2 stamping decals using designs from MoYou London’s Explorer 26
plate stamped with Mundo de Unas Black
. I filled in the decals with the same colors I used to polish. Want more information on Creating and Applying Stamping Decals? Check out my YouTube video
Next I taped off triangles for a reverse French manicure on 2 fingers. I applied 1 coat each of Lurid Fog and Effie’s Trinket to my index and pinky fingers respectively. Once dry, I used a striping brush to line the triangle with The Ruby Thief.
Finally I applied the stamping decals to my middle and ring fingers and accented the other 2 fingers with Silver Mini Skinny Triangles
from Daily Charme
. I knew those would come in handy!
Basecoat and Topcoat: Orly Bonder and HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat
Base polishes: Literary Lacquers Effie’s Trinket, Lurid Fog and Tesseract
Accent polish: The Ruby Thief
Stamping plate: MoYou London Explorer 26
Stamping polish: Mundo de Unas Black #2
Embellishments: Silver skinny mini triangles from Daily Charme
I really hope you enjoy this one as much as I do, and don’t mind seeing it again if you read the previous post. I would love to hear your thoughts!
Thanks for reading! I’ll see you at the next post.