It has been nearly a month since I posted last. Things have been insane! I had multiple funerals, wrapping up a school year, did my sister’s nails for her prom, etc. I haven’t even had time to paint my nails, let alone make a post. But, today I am making my comeback and see no bumps in the road for the future. 🙂
This is the last week of school, and the kids were honestly disappointed in my bare fingers and toes, so I am going with some bright summer colors for this week. (I haven’t painted my fingers yet, so I could type, but if it goes as planned, it’ll be gorgeously tacky!)
These are the things that I used to make this look.
The main color that I used is a neon red by Funky Fingers called Kingston. I needed about three coats to feel like it was opaque. It was cloudy when I took the pictures, but I think you can still see how bright it is. The black is Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out, and I actually only used it to touch up a place where I didn’t place my striping tape quite right. If you can’t tell where it is, then I’ll go ahead and keep it a secret. 🙂
After I got the color on, I cut a piece of black striping tape and placed it on my nail. I tried to get them perfectly matched, but that didn’t happen. It wasn’t bad enough to redo it, but enough for me to go, ugh.
I have a wheel with small plastic bows in it. I chose two of the black ones to place in the center of the tape line, like a bow on a package.
In the end, I have a nice bright color on my toes with an accent that stands out, but not in a gaudy way. I felt like I wanted to add something else, but I wasn’t sure what so I left it alone. If you have ideas, let me know.
I’m glad to be back! Thanks for stopping by and reading!