If any of you saw one of my Instagram photos yesterday, you saw that I couldn’t decide on how I wanted to do my nails. Well, I decided that I would do this lovely manicure that I’ve been seeing around for a little while. I had already broken a nail in a sad incident where I thought I didn’t have my school ID on me (turns out I did) and so it happened to break in the shape conducive for this manicure! I cut all the rest into shape and was almost tempted to paint them a plain cherry red. Instead I went with this cute combo!
So, on my nails I’m wearing Essie’s “Walk Down the Aisle” as a base. It’s a bit of a streaky jelly white but it looks perfect in three coats. The heart is American Apparel’s “Neon Red” which is one of my current favorites in my collection right now. It’s a really pretty nearly pink shade and it’s SO bright but not overbearing. I’ll swatch it on its own soon! (I meant to last week, but let me tell you…Seche Vite + hot water equals TONS of shrinkage and wrinkles! Beware!)
To do this, all I did was paint the base and then paint the heart on with one of my small paint brushes. I think it was a 6- or 8-sized round. It was a little too large, but it’s the smallest I had. I also hope I didn’t ruin it, because it’s what I use the most for my gouache paintings! Haha.
Sorry updates have been slow! I’m trying to get so much work in as the end of the semester is approaching, as well as my sister’s wedding. So much to do!!