I felt like I couldn’t walk into my first day of nail school with naked nails or ugly polish on, so I did a quick no chip the night before. I decided on a bright summery purple with a simple glitter accent nail.
I can never pass up the clearance bins at Sally’s (or anywhere that has nail polish!) and this color was one of those purchases. How cool is this lime green packed with glitter though?
Here I cheated a little bit; I didn’t really feel like taking the time to put on a whole new set of acrylics but my nails were super short, so I just used glue on full nails and filed them to the shape I wanted. Shown here is two coats of “Lots of Luau”.
I’ve been seeing this technique a bunch lately, and it looks super cool. I’m not sure if mine didn’t work that well because I didn’t let the nail polish dry enough before coloring on it with the sharpie, or if it’s because I use regular nail polish not gel or acrylic, but oh well, you only learn by trying things!
The end result reminds me of watercolor paints, so I still think they look neat, just not as cool as the ones I’ve seen. I used white polish as the base, then colored random parts of the nail with different colors, then used a nail brush dipped in rubbing alcohol to mush the sharpie colors around.
I really like making hats as they’re easy and quick! I’ve been working on just trying to use up my stash of yarn, and quick projects are good for that.
I’m hoping eventually to a bunch of stuff done and ready to sell, and maybe to have a booth at craft fairs or something. We’ll see, in the meantime, I gotta make enough stuff to be able to do that or have an Etsy store worth anything!