Monday, June 17, 2013

Nails With Friends

Today I have something a little different for you. My friend Angie and her family came over for dinner and I got to paint some nails. I thought it would be fun to show the results of our manicure party. I showed the girls the Helmer and let them choose any colors they wanted. They chose surprisingly quickly. Never underestimate the power of girls to know what they like. Of course their little brother wanted in on the fun too so I got to do my first ever boy nails in an appropriately manly camo design.
Angie liked the camo so much she had me do her nails too. Below is a set of adorably matching mother/son nails. For these we started with a black base coat- the standard black from LA Colors, but I can't read the color name on the label since it's also printed in black. I used a small nail art brush to paint on random spots of color using Sally Hansen Hard as Nails in Limestone, Pumping Gas by Spoiled and Holly-Day from China Glaze.

One of the girls picked out some blues and glitters so we came up with this cute alternating dots and glitter manicure. The lighter blue is China Glaze, Shower Together and the darker shade is Ulta's Moody Blues. I used a dotting tool to make the dots and then topped the dark blue with 2 coats of Two-Faced Tint from Sation.

The last one I have for you is lady bugs, but I can't take credit. Angie jumped in and helped me out so here's her blogger debut as a nail artist. These cute lady bugs were created with Color Club's Berry and Bright so not only do they look super fun, they also smell like berries. The stripes and black dots were painted on with a black striper polish and the white dots are acrylic paint applied with a dotting tool.

I had a ton of fun doing all these nails. The designs came out super cute and I bet they'll love wearing them. Hopefully the husbands weren't too bored waiting for the fast drying top coat and they'll let us do it again sometime soon.

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