I'm home sick from work and decided to do my nails — I mean, if I can't go outside and enjoy the sunshine, I may as well bring some fun and bright colors to my finger tips!
The colors I used:
- American Apparel Nail Lacquer in Cotton
- Milani Neon Nail Lacquer in Totally 80s
- Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Snappy Sorbet
I also used Scotch tape (a technique I learned from The Dainty Squid) and for dotting, picked up this tip using a pin and pencil eraser.
First I painted my nails with this lovely off-white color from American Apparel. When the two coats were completely dry, I applied the Scotch tape as so:
It's important to press it firmly so that you don't get nail polish under the edge of the tape. I eyeball my placement. One it's applied, I go ahead and paint my nails with the colors I selected. This time I went with a neon green and coral. I normally choose my ring finger as a statement nail, but of course you can mix it up any way you'd like.
Once the tape has come off, I use the pin-in-eraser tool to create dots over the white space. And wha-la!
Lovely dotted spring nails!
Hope you all had a lovely weekend. I had my best friend Kelley from Ohio come stay with me for the weekend. I'll share photos later. It was a great time!
But for now, I'm self medicating with orange juice and a Mad Men marathon. Isn't Christina Hendricks just a dream? Sassy inspiration, for sure!