Okay.. So apparently for the program I am taking in school.. I am not allowed to have long nails.. THE HORROR!!! T^T Girls have cried in my class after learning this fact but.. it's not stopping me from doing my nails! And I have been soo busy lately(and will continue to be. Sadly. "orz).. I didn't do my nails for a whole month almost! *shocked* But I am back on track and this time remembered to take snapshots for a tutorial!
* This tutorial is only what you can call a "template," you can use whatever colors, designs and tools or materials to achieve the design you like(i.e. If you do not have gold glitter, use something else like a rhinestone or another nail color!)
** Inspired by the many Japanese mag scans
Step 1. Cut up a piece of makeup sponge to use for dabbing
Step 2. [gold] Using the sponge, dip it(or paint on the sponge) in some nail polish of your choice of color. And with dabbing movements, create a gradient on your nail. Expect it to be messy~
Step 3. [red] Using a small brush, dip it in a contrasting color. With small strokes, create flower petals.
Step 4. [black] With another contrasting color, create smaller petals INSIDE of the petals that were already made.
Step 5. With an art brush/detailing paint brush, draw leopard or cheetah patterns. Do not fill the entire nail with the patterns though. (See how the patterns are more concentrated up top?)
Step 7. Apply a clear coat and leave to dry.
AND TADA! YOU ARE DONE!
This is my first time doing a design where I do not have my entire nail covered with a background color, and I like it :) It saves you the hassle of having to paint... and let dry. SO MUCH FASTER! And gradients are the best since you don't have any "Oh CRAP! I messed up" moments ^^
Hope you enjoyed it!
P.S. I am dying my hair soon, with PALTY! So that will be up soon! And I will try and take more Outfit posts... I mean, why else would I dress up right? haha
and... I lost 4 pounds and am KEEPIN' EM OFF! Wanna know the story? Well...
I will be back soon~ Chiaoooo!