Hey guys, the internet connection I use at work is still missing :(
I doubt it's coming back.
So every Monday and Tuesday I won't be able to read blogs all day to keep me company. Boo hoo.
As you may have read in a previous post, I am trying my best to do everything you guys request in the comments of my giveaway. So here is something that was requested!
Petra left me a lovely message and asked if I could do a tutorial on the middle finger of these crazy skittle nails, and a bunch of you asked for more tutorials in general.
So, here you go!
It looks like a braid! But it's just stripes!
I really like this look. I might do a full set of nails with these colors. Haha.
(This is Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Presto Pink, Brisk Blue, and Lickety-split Lime.)
The second stripe is the crucial one. See in the third frame how the blue stripe meets the green stripe in the very middle of the nail? If you don't have that V-shape in the middle of the nail, your entire braid will be off-center. (However, that can look cute too.)
After the first 2 stripes, you just keep adding stripes alongside the previous ones, and it all comes together.
It looks funny at first, and it can be confusing, but just keep going!
You can make the stripes as thin or as thick as you like.
You could use tape to make it extra neat, but it would take a long time because there are so many stripes that would need to dry before adding the next one.
This design works best when you use really opaque colors, so that you don't have to do multiple coats of each stripe.
(In my original design with this, I had to do 2 coats of everything and it was a pain.)
Good luck Petra, and to whoever else wants to try this out!
If you do try, post a link here! I'd love to see it.
(The end of this entry once contained a bunch of whining about how I was going to miss a blink concert by 2 days, but if you've seen my next post, you'll know that it doesn't matter anymore! Sometime I'll write more about my sickness that I discussed here and post it in my About Me, or something.)