Hello There:) If you have been following me for a while, you probably never thought you would see nail art on my blog. The closest I have come to nail art is an accent nail using a nail polish strip....until now!
This look is inspired by a mani on one of the best nail art blogs, Chalkboard Nails. Have you seen her blog? For crying out loud, she shocks me with her skills! Most of the manis I see on her blog, I know I can't do - but a while ago I saw this "Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz" manicure and thought...hmmm, I could possibly do that...
I started out with the red and white base - the easy part! Kate from Julep is a really nice white. It's very opaque in 2 coats and applies very evenly. I'm really impressed. And most of you probably have Ruby Pumps or something similar. It's a very pretty polish.
Then I added the stripes using a small nail art brush and the dots at the intersections using a small dotting tool. If you don't have a dotting tool, I have seen people use a pencil, tooth pick, bobby pin, or the end of a pin.
To get this look I used the polishes below. Red: China Glaze Ruby Pumps, White: Julep Kate, Light Blue: What's with the Cattitude, and Dark Blue: Suzi Says Feng Shui.
This was kindof fun...but frustrating at the same time. This was the first time I have used a nail art brush and a dotting tool. It was really hard to get the lines even/straight. You probably won't be seeing much nail art on my blog, but perhaps once in a while I'll surprise you with something.
Thanks again to Chalkboard Nails for the inspiration! You are my hero!