I use tutorials all the time, but once I got to the day I actually needed one I drew a blank. I browsed tutorials on blogs and Pinterest, but nothing was really jumping out at me. I didn’t want to use one that was too difficult, but i didn’t want a really easy one either. Eventually I found a tutorial on Youtube by My Simple Little Pleasures that taught me how to make bubbles!
Instead of a gradient background, I randomly sponged Essie Avenue Maintain, In the Cab-ana, and Naughty Nautical. I used blue and white acrylic paint for the bubbles, and Kleancolor Pastel Teal and Pastel Blue for the ‘reflection’ accents.
I’m not too sure how I feel about these. They don’t look anything like the ones in the tutorial, but they do look pretty good. I think that maybe I shouldn’t have added the accents. Even so, I still mostly like them. Not a fan of the unintentional uniformity on the middle finger, but the index in particular looks cool.
However, my mixed feelings on the bubble mani prompted me to search for another tutorial. An easier one this time. I finally decided on The Nailasaurus’ triple triangle tutorial, which was something I felt I could do. And I was right!
This color combination of China Glaze Gaga for Green and Sour Apple unfortunately didn’t show off the triangles as well as I had hoped (too much similarity between the base color and glitter color), so I switched gears and chose a different glitter. After much wavering between blue and purple, I went with both and chose Nails Inc Connaught Square. That turned out to be a pretty unusual but good choice. I like how this mani looks.
And look! The sun briefly came out again so I took a whole bunch of pictures! Unfortunately, I didn’t realize that my camera lens was fogged up and only two photos were not blurry. 😛
But look at the sparkles!
Despite my color mishaps, this nail art was really easy to do, and I have a feeling I will be trying it again in the future. Maybe with holos. That would be gorgeous!
Today saw two fairly successful attempts at nail art inspired by a tutorial, so I have high hopes that my final challenge day will produce another success. I’ll be recreating my favorite day’s nail art, and I already have an idea of what I want to do!