Nail Art! (The Lost Designs)

I did a few (haha, understatement!) other designs with my piCture pOlish shades, trying to find something that was me, while attempting the “Best Nail Art You’ve Ever Done” (pressure, much?)

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If you haven’t already, please head over and vote for your favorite mani on the piCture pOlish Pinterest board! I would love to win the prize, a collaboration shade between PP and yours truly!

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I began by cutting off tons of striping tape into small strips about one inch long.  I painted by nail nude and allowed it to completely dry.

TLD3Began in the middle of my nail, applying the bottom (top?!) of the tape halfway down my nail bed.

TLD4Then I applied the rest of the strips as shown, trying to get their tops and bottoms lined up just next to each other so I wouldn’t be left with a horizontal line of nude across my nail.

TLD5Some people apply the polish directly to their makeup wedge sponge (cosmetic wedges, I get mine at the drugstore), some people prefer to blend the polish on a surface first and dab the sponge onto it.

TLD6At first, you won’t have full coverage from the sponge, but allow a few seconds of dry time, and sponge again, and again.  Be sure to keep your center line, where the two colors meet, right about in the middle.  I wanted my polish to blend together around the middle of my nail bed, so i blended up and down just a bit.

TLD7Tada!  Lots of polish all over the place 🙂  Now, the big reveal!

TLD8Pull the tape off, one piece at a time, IMMEDIATELY after you finish sponging your color on…pulling the tape off while the polish is still very wet is key to getting clean lines!

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I used a teeny brush to create the flowers by staggering small ‘C’ shaped curves from the inside of each flower out.  The spiked studs are the same ones I used here yesterday.  I used a dotting tool from eBay for the dots on my thumb.  Obviously, wait a bit before using a thick topcoat so you don’t drag your beautiful nail art around!

❤ Rylee

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