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March 21, 2012

Cumulus

Filed under: nails — mknit @ 10:23 am

What girl doesn’t like their nails done. I don’t know how it happened, but nail flare has hit me. I don’t mean the types that you get at manicure places, since getting flare done at the salon costs a bundle, and you almost always messes it up once you step out of the salon getting your keys or something. I’m talking about the DIY tuts that have been popping up EVERYWHERE!

For some reason I have no patience at the Salon waiting for nails to dry…perhaps it’s the lack of video material to my liking, or the fumes in the enclosed area, but when I’m at home, I can just sit still for long periods of time to wait for the nails to dry.

I saw this pin from someone’s board the other day, and thought, hey… that seems easy enough…let’s give it a shot. Plus my nails were already that shade of pink. Perfect.  So I gave it a go.

Clouds

my right hand cloud attempt. (the smudgy pinkie is due to trying to fix the curve of the cumulus & not waiting for it to dry properly before putting on the top coat…i admit, i am a smudger)

I did the right hand first, but experimented with the different blue base that I had, seeing which matched the best (the right ring finger blue is the best, IMO) Colors are: Big Spender by Essie (pink), PASTEL P06 (light blue), On the Beach by Debrah Lippmam (the darker blue).

The left handed clouds

and then the left hand. (you will notice that there are some splotches on the light blue cumulus, this is due to me trying the sponge effect for that. It failed, but I thought why waste a perfectly still unchipped fuchsia pink, just cover it up and try again.) I also added a fourth tier on the clouds…I think with my nail length, 4 tiers looks good. The heart was drawn on cuz I wanted to play with my nail pen.

The best combo & height to cloud ratio, on the left hand, also goes the the ring finger . The added colors are, PASTEL Pxx (i forgot the color number) & 740 by Essie, which I think might be the Go Overboard? (i will check)

There are tons of nail DIY designs out there, even if you aren’t inspired to do them yourself because you think you lack the skills, you can take the picture to your manicurist and have them duplicate it for it! Although I totally recommend bringing your own colors, just cuz the salons I’ve been to lately seriously lack good colors, but that’s just I’m pretty control-y.

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