Negative space stripes! I posted these nails on Instagram a few days ago for chalkboardnails' Lacquer Legion! (Check it out if you haven't heard of it yet!) This month's theme was adoration, and there's nothing I adore more than negative space. Color used: Zoya Payton, a gorgeous cranberry jelly-esque formula with holographic glitters (you can see them a little in this photo, much more visible in real life)
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#Tbt to one of my favorite designs to date, and the first one I ever posted on tumblr when I started my blog! Clearly my photography skills have improved, but I’m still pretty happy with these overall!
Happy Mani Monday! While the next two manis you’ll see will be ones from a few weeks ago, this is actually the look I’m currently wearing! I got a new polish this week (Revlon Pale Cashmere, mini review below) and I loved the color so much I just had to post! It’s such a pretty, feminine color on its own that I decided to go with a minimalistic look with a single stripe of silver holographic striping tape down the center. Though it’s super simple, I’m really in love with this combo. But alas, it will be short-lived because as anyone who’s ever used striping tape knows, it really does not get along with topcoat. Such is life.
Mini review of Revlon Pale Cashmere
This color is part of Revlon’s Colorstay line polishes. As I said above, I am IN LOVE with this color. It’s seriously the perfect milky slightly pink light nude. It’s obviously on the sheer side- shown above is 4 thin coats. You could get away with three, but two is still pretty streaky. I don’t mind the sheerness, but if you don’t like visible nail lines, this isn’t for you. The brush of this polish is high quality and it is fairly wide and slightly rounded at the tip- the perfect size and shape for nails. It claims to be a longwear polish that doesn’t need base coat or top coat. I am wearing this with both, so while I can’t attest to the longevity of this particular color, I have used another color from this line sans base or top coat on my toes, and it does last a fair while. Overall, I totally recommend this color and the polish line in general!
And here is the rarely pictured right hand to go along with the houndstooth mani! I almost always do the same design on my right hand, but it probably would have taken me hours to do such an intricate design with my non-dominant hand. So instead, I opted for a coordinating minimalistic half moon. The silver got a little bubbly on this hand for some reason, but I still really liked this design overall!
As promised, here is the first of a few posts to go up soon! If you follow me on Instagram (@maddietepper), you’ll know I posted these nails a while back. I actually did these over winter break for Christmas, but I never got around to posting them on here since the holidays were so busy! I’ve gotten some questions about how I did these- while I ultimately came up with my own method, I used an awesome houndstooth tutorial by 10 Blank Canvases as a starting point. Colors used: Julep Anisa, Nail Rock Moon
Sorry for my extended absence, everyone! Between winter break and starting the spring semester, I’ve clearly gotten out of the habit of posting. But my hiatus is officially over, and I have a few nail posts coming up in the next two weeks, so stay tuned!
Repost: galaxy nails I did for @jessicayorke! ⭐️ #nails #nailart #galaxynails #mani #notd #nailsoftheday #nailpolish
❄️#nails I did for my sister a couple weeks ago! #nailart #snow #snowflake #winter #nailpolish
Christmas-themed nails! 🎅🎄 I’ve entered this design into a contest, and I would really appreciate it if you would vote for me! Please share with your followers! Just follow this link, and thank you in advance! http://www.chinaglaze.com/chinaglazevoting/index.php?photo=343
Sorry for the lack of posting recently, but finals week is finally over so I’ll have all of the next month and a half of winter break to make up for it! ;)
These are some simple nails I did over Thanksgiving break that I never got a chance to post. It’s a little difficult to tell in the photo, but the bottoms/every other stripe are shiny, while the rest are topped with Revlon matte topcoat. I have seriously been in love with this dark wine red, Naughty by Orly, which looks a little more red in person. It’s also the only deep red I own that doesn’t stain, so that’s always a plus!