Hi everyone!! Before I start my normal post jargon, a couple quick things so you don't go all "Wth?!" on me - I think by now it is blatantly obvious that I like to keep my nails long. I like a bigger canvas, so to speak, and, well, I just like my claws!! However, there also comes a time when they're too long. And, at that particular moment, my nails begin to drive me crazy. For example, a claw to the eyeball when putting on eye liner. A simple itch turns into what closely resembles a stab wound. (Yeah, they're that sharp.) And finally, such a difficulty in typing that it turns me into a human Lol Cat. To be quite honest, I reached that point about a week ago, but I stuck it out for Blog Fest and for one final swatch post.
So, to sum up, that's why my nails are so much shorter. I realize that this is technically only one thing, in contrast to my "couple quick things" above ... and I also realize that I could have simply said, "I wanted them shorter," as opposed to dragging it out in this long paragraph. But it's my blog and I'll type what I want to!!
Now then, on to the mani! I started off with three coats of Essie Lilacism, a pale purple creme. I followed with one coat of SV.
Using a basic wedge makeup sponge, I dabbed on some random splotches with Sinful Colors Unicorn.
I repeated the step with Maybelline Green with Envy ...
And again with China Glaze Kinetic Candy, followed by another coat of SV.
I then paired Konad Special White with Bundle Monster plate BM-223 for the zebra print design.
Even with my shorter nails, a few of my nails were still a bit too long for the stamp, so I used my smallest striping brush with Konad Special White to extend the lines a bit,
I love the end result! I am crazy about the white zebra over the pastel blend. I might have to rock this one for a few extra days for a change!! (And I'll definitely be wearing it on Saturday for International Nail Art Day!!)
I really hope you enjoyed today's post, and my ridiculous ramblings! Happy Painting!!
Stamping Plate: Bundle Monster BM-223