Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Florida Nails

Arden here: Hi everyone!  I'm super excited to report that I'm headed out tomorrow to visit family in Florida for a week!  I can't wait!

To celebrate my impeding vacation, I painted my nails to match my destination!  After an extensive Google search for "Florida nail art" I discovered this design.  I wasn't sure if I'd be able to pull it off, but I think I did a pretty good job.

I started by painting my nails with two coats of L'Oreal Not a Cloud in Sight.

I then cut up a make-up sponge into little pieces and used each on to sponge on a different color of the sunset.

Colors used in the sunset:
Zoya Mira
Cover Girl Boundless Color Fuschia Girl
Zoya Arizona
Zoya Creamy

I then painted on a coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip Top Coat over the sunset before drawing my beach design in an effort to prevent the colors from streaking together later.

I used Lisl's Color Club black striper polish to paint seagulls, island, palm tree, and boat on my nails.  I was SUPER worried I wouldn't have the dexterity/artistic ability to pull of this design, but I think it turned out really great.  If you think you can't possibly draw something on your nails in nail polish, give it a try sometime.  You just might surprise yourself!

Look at that sailboat!
After drawing on the black beach scenes, I applied a coat of Essie Good to Go.  Miracle of miracles, it didn't streak!

I am just so in love with these nails.  They're so bright and happy and are making me even more excited for my trip!  I hope they'll last several days so I can show them off to all of my family on the East Coast!

I hope to keep posting from Florida this week, but if I fall behind, I know Lisl will be able to keep things afloat.  I'll see you back full-time next week!

P.S. I'm thinking I will probably start posting to my personal blog again on this trip (I'm worried my travel arrangements are a comedy of errors waiting to happen), so if you're curious, check it out here:

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, these are my favorite nails ever! Have a great trip Arden!