Double post! 4th of July nails and 31 Day Challenge, Day 4: Green nails

Happy 4th of July!  I love Independence Day!  Fireworks and good food and playing around in the pool…but mostly fireworks.  Let’s start this post off with my nails to celebrate the holiday.

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The dots here look like they are a complete mess at first glance, but there is a pattern to them.  These nails were inspired by the way that my sisters and I were taught to draw fireworks when we were younger.  You put a few random dots on a page and radiate lines outward from one of the dots until you hit another, then you start the process from that dot.  Sort of like this, except you’re supposed to spend more than 10 seconds on it:

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Doesn’t really look like a firework, but it was one of my favorite things to draw when I was little.  I thought it would translate relatively well to dots, and I was right!

On now onto Day 4 of the challenge…green nails.  I don’t know why, but I there are not many greens in my polish collection.  None of the ones that I do have jumped out at me either, so I used today as a day to experiment with something completely new to me: water spotted nails.  I have to say, I am not a fan of these.  Not only did I fail at the technique, but the color choice was bad too.  I thought having a duochrome as the spotted polish would look interesting over green, but it was too thin and so I switched to the duochrome as the base color and the greens as the spotted polish.  Uh, just no.  Completely defeats the purpose of the duochrome if you mostly cover it up, meaning I just have this weird bronze coupled with my two greens.  I imagine that it doesn’t look quite as bad as I think, but I am so disappointed that I’m just going to consider this a failure.  Still did the day’s challenge though, so no shame.

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Well, in the fear that this storm is going to knock out my electricity and internet, I’m going to bring this post to an end.  I’ll be back down to only the challenge tomorrow, so I will definitely put a bit more effort into Day 5’s theme!

One thought on “Double post! 4th of July nails and 31 Day Challenge, Day 4: Green nails

  1. Pingback: 31 Day Challenge, day 11-Polka dots | Nails, the Final Frontier

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