Monday, July 15, 2013

obsessed: nail art

In case any of you missed it, I'm sort of obsessed with nail art these days. And by these days, I mean it's an ongoing hobby that I don't think will ever go away. I've been painting my nails since high school (before then I used to get embarrassed because I thought it was "too girly"!), but just solid colors. With the trend of nail art becoming more popular in this past year or two, I've become a little more interested in doing more than just a solid color. Last year I started doing an "accent nail" and the occasional diagonal color line. This year I've gone all out. And what really fueled my fire is Instagram (a photo app). There is an entire nail art community on Instagram...who knew, right?? I've learned so much from everyone there about nail care, polish brands, indie nail polish (people make nail polish themselves, and it's awesome), and all kind of new/cool/crazy designs. 

Last month my long-time friend Jennifer asked me to do a guest post on her blog about Manicuring 101. You can find the post HERE. I talk about proper nail care and nail prep, and my whole routine for taking care of and doing my nails. I know some of my friends have expressed interest about some of those topics, so go check it out! 

Now I'll just show you some of my recent designs I've done on my nails, because like I said--this is my hobby. I would love to become a nail tech, but like I have stated before, I hate feet. They really gross me out. So I don't think I could do it! Anyways, here are some pics:

"spatter nails" for the tv show Dexter season premiere (he's a blood spatter analyst)

this color made me feel like a mermaid

my ring finger is actually a nail sticker i bought from forever 21

i did "Mary Poppins" nails because this past week I went and saw the play with my MIL, SIL, and nieces (I will try and blog about that later!!!)

i just did these dots last night
 If you want to check out more of my nail designs, THIS is the link to my Instagram account. And if you want me to paint your nails, just ask, because I love it! :)

1 comment:

Liv said...

these are awesome! after aspen was born, i was so proud of myself for just painting my nails, period. i'd never have the patience to do legit nail art like this!