I have a special treat to share with you today! I have always wanted to share more nail art on polish insomniac, but my skills are lacking! Luckily I discovered a self-taught nail artist who has agreed to do a share her pictures of a mani she did this week with us today! If all goes well you can look forward to seeing her nail art again in upcoming Friday posts!
How she got this look:
“I first used my Orly base coat. Then I used two coats of OPI Cinnamon Sweet (Gwen Stefani for OPI Holiday 2014). After waiting for them to dry for a few minutes I applied a diluted layer of FingerPaints Silver Bells (Winter Wishes 2014). I diluted it with a clear coat on a palette so the silver glitter to allow the red to show through better. After letting that dry I put on a layer of FingerPaints Sugar and Spice (Winter Wishes 2014). I wait about 20 min for the colors to dry and settle then I began my snowflake designs with my Salon Perfect Nail Art Liner in White Out. The nail art brush is long and very slim so it was perfect at making intricate designs and strokes. After drawing each one on each nail I decided it needed more sparkle so I added a Swarovski jewel on the center of the snowflake on my thumb.”
4 years ago I was the girl that was never interested in polish. I never owned a single one nor have I had my nails done professionally even till this day. It wasn't until I met my boyfriend, who is now my husband, that I became interested in nail art solely because I wanted to look good and polished for our dates. Since then I began purchasing more colors at the cheapest price. Later on having only solid colors bored me and having an art background I used my nails as a canvas and began exploring more options. From then on I began collecting not only colors, but brushes, jewels, nail stickers, nail tape, etc., tools that enhanced the nail polish colors. I love finding inspiration and themes for my nails, especially during the holiday seasons. I do all this purely as a hobby.
What do you guys think? Isn’t her tip about diluting the silver glitter awesome?
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