It's another start to a new week! Don't fret, before you know it, it will be the weekend again! Today is not only a review (if you call it that) of a nail polish, but rather a nail art design! (tutorial...thing..)
I will start off with the "star" nail polish of this design, which is part of the Etude House Ice Cream Collection. This particular color is in blue mint #BL601. For whatever reason, I like the formula of this polish a little bit more than the grapefruit in #OR201 (full review here!) It doesn't seem as bad as the grapefruit, even though application is still a tad gloppy. It gets a bit streaky, but it's not a major problem. The brush is just like the other ones in its collection, I talked about it and had a comparison in the review I mentioned before. The longevity/quality of the polish is a bit better than the grapefruit as well. The pigmentation is gorgeous. The picture does not do it justice. It is a medium blueish green kind of color (teal?), the picture makes it look like it's just light blue with no green. The packaging is just adorable! I bought this with my other Etude House polishes on roseroseshop.com for $1.60+ S&H.
Onto the steps to creating this cutesy nail design!
Things I used:
- Etude House #BL601 in Blue mint
- Essie Rock the Boat *Note: If I had switched the two colors, it would've worked out better!
- Sinful Colors Tokyo Pearl
- Seche Vite Top Coat
- Painter's Tape *Note: scotch tape didn't work too well with the scissors :( painter's tape was a little too sticky, maybe use a different tape, or put it on your skin first to make it less sticky.
- Scrapbooking Scissors
- Use the scissors and cut enough strips to cover one hand.
- Position the tape however you want the design to be painted on the nail and make sure the edges are down.
- Use your first nail polish and paint in the tips. (Use as many coats as you want to get the right opacity. I used two!)
- Make sure you give your tips time to dry.
- Create a little nail polish puddle with your second polish, and grab that toothpick!
- Lightly glide the polish onto the nail forming two straight lines, like so | |
- Make little triangles with them and have them meet at a point.
- Using your third polish, make a puddle, and put a dot in the middle of your triangles, where it intersects. You can make the dots larger or smaller depending on the bow.
- Seal it off with a top coat!
- I used the same set of tape strips for both hands, but if the nail polish is all over the tape, just make more strips :]
- Repeat and you're done!
I'll probably do another nail artsy design like this in the future, maybe then the colors would look a bit nicer together! I guess if you ignore the whole bow thing, it can just look like a unique french mani haha.. (Oh well...learning experience for me :])
Enjoy your week lovelies! :]