Thursday, April 16, 2015

N is for nail art

In my resolutions for 2015 post, I'd mentioned that I'd like to pick up a new skill - something creative and fun. And that it was most likely going to be nail art.

So yes, I've started. However, I've not really had the chance to delve too deep into it. I understand that YouTube and Pinterest have thousands of videos and images on the subject, and if some day I have the time, I will most definitely go through them and pick up new ideas. But at the moment, I've been doing basic stuff and having fun with it. It really helps to have a willing guinea pig, aka the sis-in-law, who really doesn't mind any colour or pattern, and has made even me (someone who used to stick to pinks and maroons) more open to really quirky colours.

Therefore, it was only natural for me to think of posting some of my nail art pics for the N post.

It started with me trying to jazz up a boring pink shade on my nails on a rare afternoon with no deadlines. 

I really liked the duotone design and before I knew it, I'd bought blue and purple nail colours, which I normally wouldn't even dream of!

The diagonal lines felt a little boring, so I tried the 'cloud effect' with some dotting tools.

More clouds

I'd been sending pictures of whatever I'd been doing to the sis-in-law, who got super excited and came over right away to get her nails done. 

I did this on her nails. The silver strips were also bought online along with the dotting tools. Unfortunately, the strips didn't last more than a day (in spite of a top coat), so I went back to using only nail colours.

The next time we got together for more nail art, she wanted this polka dot design. It looked funky and she pulled it off so well!

She even wore something matching to work the next day and sent me this picture!

This is one of my favourites. I'd done this for a ladies' night out with some mommy friends (aka 'let's-throw-the-kids-at-the-hubbies-and-go-drinking'), where I was in a purple top and white capri pants. 

I like the idea of accenting just one nail and painting the rest normally. It's also easier and faster, especially because I'm still not good at painting the nails on my right hand!

Another accented design. I'm wearing my gym clothes in this picture. My nails matched them exactly. Totally unintentional!


This was me trying a marbled effect. It didn't turn out that great. I guess I need more practice.

A closer look at the marbled design

And the last one is the latest. I did it on Monday for my birthday party, to match my birthday dress! 



7 comments:

Rebecca Douglass said...

I'm more likely to bite, chip, and break my nails in the garden dirt than paint them, but those are lovely! Your sister was brilliant with the matching polka-dots :)
Rebecca at The Ninja Librarian

sujataravi6 said...

OMG! These are so awesome!

Nikita said...

i love the marbled one the most although all of them are really good. I dont even put nail paint on my nails because i have the bad habit of biting skin around my fingers. :P

shemuses said...

I actually love the marbled ones the best!

S. L. Hennessy said...

I am terrible at nail art, but I tried the polka dot one and it wasn't too too hard. And fun!

Good luck with the A to Z Challenge!
A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
http://pensuasion.blogspot.com/

Keirthana said...

Wow, these are beautiful!

Sayesha said...

Rebecca,
Thank you. :)

sujataravi6,
Thank you! :D

Nikita,
Try nail art. It might fix the biting problem! :P

shemuses,
Thank you! I should try that with other colours. :)

S. L. Hennessy,
Yeah the polka dots are the easiest to do. :)

Keirthana,
Thanks. :)