Thursday, July 4, 2013
Flag Nails: Happy Birthday, America!
Arden: Happy July 4th, everyone! Here are the patriotic nails I'm rocking today.
I started by painting my nails with two coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. Then I added the red stripes using our Color Club red striper polish. Next, I painted on Butter London Blagger using one of the flat brushes from our MASH nail art brush set. And finally I added the white dots using a dotting tool.
These probably could've looked better if I'd used striping tape or spent a little more time making my white dots on the blue, but oh well. And I'm actually pretty proud that they were 100% free-handed-- I think they look pretty good for being hand-drawn!
My one confession about these nails: I seriously messed up when I went to paint my left hand. I realized that if I mirrored them (which is what I normally do for designs) then the flag wouldn't be right. But I also didn't want to make the blue square come at the tips instead of the base. I thought I had it figured out, and this is what I did:
Yep, I ended up accidentally mirroring them anyway! Alas. I realize now that what I should've done is put the blue on the other side of the base of the nail. You live, you learn. I wish there were more blogs out there that posted left hand pics so I could see what other people do when recreating a design on their opposite hand!
Also, I'm entering this manicure in a contest on Facebook, so if you'd be willing to help me win by "Liking" my picture here, that would be great!