Hello again! Having broke up from school already, I've found myself with a lot more time than i'm use to, meaning that sometimes I can be very bored. After seeing numerous tweets about my friends getting their nails done, I decided that I would paint my nails. I wanted my nails to look like I'd had them done, however I wasn't willing to splash the cash on nail art that was just going to last a couple of days, So I came to the compromise of doing them myself, but using 'nail gelly' by Barry M in hope that it would last longer. So here are my pink and green 'Pinterest Inspired' nails!
I used a pink Barry M gelly in the colour 'Rose Hip' and a mint green colour called 'Sugar Apple', but you could obviously use any colour, and whatever polish you like. These nails could also look really nice in three colours.
The first thing that I did was paint two coats of the pink colour on each nail, except the one next to my thumb nail, which I painted in the mint green colour.
When they had all dried, I painted three stripes of the mint green colour across my thumb nail, I didn't intend for them to be this thick, however the brush that comes with this polish is quite thick, so thick stripes were the result. I was fairly pleased with them so Just left them as they were, however you could go over any mistakes of things you were not keen on with the pink polish to cancel out the green.
I just left the next nail as it was,- Mint green coloured, but you could do something funky with it! :)
The next nail is probably the most complicated- but still pretty simple. You will need a normal pin, and a pencil with a rubber on the end. Simply push the pin into the rubber on the top of the pencil, but leave about 1mm sticking out. The flat head on the top of the pin will now be sticking out of the rubber on the pencil, and will make the perfect stamp for polka- dots on your nail! Holding the pencil, dip the head of the pin into the polish and dot it onto the nail, it should stamp right on. :)
For the next nail, I really simply swiped the Green polish across my nail on a diagonal, and then filled in half of it as you would if you were normally painting your nails.
For the last one, I simply painted a swipe of green polish across the top of my nail, - like a french tip, and then I did the same with the other hand, and voila! An easy set of very Pinterest nails! Trust me, if I can do them, You can do them too!