So this design was born by responding to one of this months prompts set by ‘NailItMag‘ – which was Matte Neons. I have used striping tape many, many times before to create triangles but never with a neon colour combination! I’m not too sure if I’m going to submit this look or not, however it did turn out pretty cool (or rather hot because it carries a serious summer vibe! Ahahah….)
So my summer is now over – I’m back to work tonight after being off for 7 weeks (I’m a swimming teacher and I only work term time, it’s not that I’ve been ill or slacking off or anything!). It’s been chock-a-block so hopefully my posting routine will return to normality, however I feel as if I’ve been in a nail art slump so don’t count on it too much.
After a few blah attempts at other designs, I really felt up for this and I’m so happy with how it turned out. A little bit too ‘spring’ feeling though? Maybe I could try turn this into something more Autumn themed at a later date. I used striping tape to create the triangles which are painted with Models Own ‘Colour Chrome Blue’.
At first I liked the design as just an ‘accent’. But then I panicked in-case it looked unfinished or if I’d lost interest in doing the rest so I painted them all. Which version do you prefer?
So I love doing this design. I’ve already created it here and a version here so it was my absolute go to design when I saw the prompt ‘Pattern’. I changed my colour theme to make it ‘new’ looking and I really like it. Hope you do too!
So I’ve been clinging on to my ‘summer colours’ as it’s been amazing weather for September/October, however the leaves have changed and they’re dropping off so maybe it is time for change. I love using my nail tape to create triangle nail art, you need patience and time but it’s kinda therapeutic (for me anyway!). Also why is glitter never as pretty in pictures as it is in the flesh, boooo.
P.S. Talking of change, I feel it’s time for me to join Twitter/Instagram. However I’m nervous, eeepp. Is it worth it? Do people care? What do you ‘tweet’ about? Am I better joining one or the other instead of both? Help!
So I think I’ve got it this time! Lighter, pastel colours, check. Some bling but not too much bling, check. But… do those triangles count as nail art – answers below please because if they do then I’m afraid I’ve failed again. No nail art allowed! Also, really scraping the bottom of the barrel for props, caterpillars are nice and spring related right. It’s a shame the caterpillar in no way compliments the nail art and if anything it detracts from it… Cute though no?
So three things contributed towards me painting this design. My first attempt using free-hand triangles looked terrible but I wanted to give it another try, so after seeing a design on ‘MllrDesign’ recently, I thought ‘Hey, I’ll give it another go’. Also my total addiction for nail tape came into play as there is no easier way to paint triangles than using tape! (I’ve never been so into my tape before! I want to do a whole nail wheel using the stuff now.)
So I’ve done tonnes of dot designs and some square designs but never anything triangle related. I really like sponging, it’s always interesting to see how the colour combination will come out. Lastly I hardly ever use my nail studs. Throw everything together and bam this is what I got. Not the best at the free hand triangles, I should have maybe use some striping tape! Till next time.