It’s been pretty quiet around here lately, huh? I’ll explain below, but first I need to show you a design I am excited about. My N.A.I.L. Group chose “Skulls” as the prompt for the week following Valentine’s Day. I thought it was a fun idea to go from one extreme to the other and happened to come across the coolest Skull King charm when I was shopping in early February.
So the blog has been quiet because I have some things going on in my personal life, that other part of my life that doesn’t involve amazing nail polish and creating fun designs, and they aren’t good things. Aside from stifling my creativity, my motivation to edit photos and write posts for work I’ve already completed has been seriously impacted. But I am still planning to post about each and every 1 of the 6 Valentine’s Day nail art designs I created…even if it takes me until January to do it! Sooner would be better though, so please send good juju my way!
I started with 1 coat of OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby over my base coat on my thumb, pointer and pinky fingers and 2 coats of OPI Rumple’s Wiggin on my middle finger followed by a coat of INM Out The Door Topcoat. Then I applied 2 coats of Zoya Pixie Dust Stevie to my ring finger sans topcoat to maintain the textured finish.
Once dry, I applied 1 coat of the opposing polish color over the lower half of my pointer, middle and pinky fingers followed by more topcoat. Then I took a nice long break before moving on to the next step.
As I was poking through my stash for the umpteenth time seeking ideas for this design I came across a package of Triangle Water Transfer Cuticle Tattoos from Bundle Monster that I had purchased a while ago. It just so happened that the pack contained light and dark purple so it seemed like fate to me. I had never used them before and figured I had nothing to lose. If they didn’t look good I just wouldn’t show you the pictures!
Unlike water decals for your nails, the tattoo is positioned face down on your clean, dry cuticle area and then you wet the white paper backing, which is thicker than that of a nail water decal. So you have a little less control over placement and no ability to move them around once the backing is ready to be removed 20-30 seconds after you wet it. My first attempt didn’t come out bad, but I still adjusted my technique by cutting out the tattoo as close as I could with cuticle scissors to help with positioning.
I think the end result looks pretty cool and even better in person in my opinion. The triangles fit perfectly with my tribal theme and the colors were a near perfect match. What do you think of them? Do you like the design better with or without the tattoos? Have you tried them before or would you consider trying them now?
I hope you’ve enjoyed this design and I would love to hear your thoughts! I also hope that you’ll stick with me through these bumps in my personal life. It would mean the world to me! I love nail art too much to stop posting completely, but it’s a safe bet that I will not be posting on a regular schedule again for a little while. I also haven’t been doing the best job replying to comments in a timely manner here on the blog or on Instagram and I apologize for that.
Don’t forget to take a minute to scroll down while you’re here and see the nail art created by other members of this group!