This mani took a LOT longer than I thought it would (though I don't know why I thought it'd be fast. I take forever when I'm doing nail art!)
So Sarah from Chalkboard Nails is holding a blog contest like I mentioned in my giveaway post a few hours ago. The rules are, and I copy and paste quote:
Now, I got into nails because I could do art on them, so art-based contests make me super excited! I thought about what I wanted to do for a couple days and finally I decided that you can never go wrong with Pokémon! And here's how it went!
(This is going to be pic-heavy. Just a head's up. If anyone can explain why I can't get jump cuts to work that'd be AWESOME!)
I started with a layer of Zoya Trixie(I know you can't see it, but it's there!) and then covered that with two layers of OPI Moon Over Mumbai. It's a suuuuper sheer light gray, but I really like it, even though it's streaky all over the place. (I found it layers well over Skull And Glossbones, I just had a limited supply of my polishes because I'm not at home.)
|Another shot of the color!|
Then, using China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint, For Audrey, Aqua Baby and Cult Nails Tied Up I started dotting. I tried to get a sideways isoceles triangle look.
Then....I added Squirtle to my thumb. A very stylized Squirtle. I used a big dotter to, well, make big dots in a circle to form his head. I used For Audrey for his turtle-skin. Then, using a small dotter I poked in the tail and his shell (Cult Nails Tulum). Had a brief panic when I realized I didn't have yellow for his tummy, but my boyfriend pointed out I could mix a lighter color with the nail polish I already had. Boy did I feel silly. So I mixed Tulum with Moon Over Mumbai and made that lighter brown. Re-Fresh Mint for the highlight, China Glaze Custom Kicks for the shadows and Suzi Loves Cowboys/Moon Over Mumbai for the eye and I had a Squirtle!
Add some Cult Nails Wicked Fast topcoat, and my pokémon battles are more real than ever!
|Dots with topcoat!|
|Squirtle! I choose you!|
Still with me! Haha excellent! I must reiterate, I'm having a GIVEAWAY! (CAPSLOCK) Super easy to enter and you could win seven bottles of nail polish all for free!
That's all until Sunday, Nail Friends (that's all, she says. That epically long post was "all." Sheesh.)
You can expect more posts like this once my lightbox is complete and I'm through recapping the last year. (My lightbox just needs one more light and it's set!
Until Next time!
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