Gooooood morning internet! I'm strangely in a good mood today considering I have to go to the DMV to have my drivers license renewed. It's going to take hours! Hopefully I'll get a good photo. Haha!
Day 4 of the 31 day challenge is Green.
I spent a lot of time trying to think of some green nails to do, but nothing was really coming to me. So I started going through a folder on my computer of inspiration images I had saved ages ago, from before I started blogging. I found an old manicure that I used to be obsessed with, so I decided it was time to recreate it!
Tada! Green mis-matched skittles! See the inspiration photo in the background? I took the photo in front of my laptop screen. Heh.
I have no idea where this nail design came from originally but you can see the original photo here.
If you know who this belongs to, please tell me so I can properly credit them!
The green polish in this manicure is China Glaze - Entourage. Entourage is from the Kicks collection, which had some totally awesome shades. However, this one stains like a bish. OMG, I wore it for less than a day and my nails are so yellow. I won't be wearing this on its own again... Bleh!
The gray polish I used is China Glaze - Recycle. I thought this polish was fitting to use because as I was brainstorming green nails, my mom suggested I think of green as environmentally friendly and do recycling nails. Recycling? Nah. Recycle? Yes!
Color Club - Where's The Soiree? and French Tip were my black and white polishes of choice for this manicure.
I think the leopard nails are my fave. (Duh.)
Overnight, I had some serious shrinkage on one of these nails:
Look how bad the Recycle shrank!! I guess I had too many layers on that nail that I didn't let dry enough before adding topcoat. There was 3 layers of green, then white, and then gray on that corner. Whoops.
I hate shrinkage! Good thing it doesn't happen to me too often.
Something else stupid happened while I was wearing my green nails... I broke one. Day 4 of the challenge and I'm down to super shorties. Sigh. Just my luck!
Oh well, I'll rock the nubs.
And the broken nail was worth it - I am redoing my bedroom! I spent a few hours pulling tiles off my walls...
The checkered tiles were glued on so intensely, it's a miracle I only broke one nail.
I loved my red-and-checkered room but it just got a little old and felt kinda heavy.
I'll be sure to keep you guys updated on my room's progress... I'm sure it will take on some inspiration from nail trends. ;)
I already have my blue nails for tomorrow done, and I am super pumped about them. Be sure to come check them out!