Saturday, August 25, 2012

Pencil Nails!

I've been wanting to try pencil nails that I saw on Pinterest for quite some time now! The first week of school seemed like the perfect time to give it a go! I'm really happy with how they turned out and my students loved them! 

For the pencil nails I used Sally Hansen Lightning, OPI DS Reflection, OPI Atomic Orange, Zoya Shelby, and Art Club Striping Polish in Black. I started by polishing my whole nail with two coats of Reflection, which is my favorite silver polish! It looks like foil on your nails! When it was very dry, I taped the middle area off. I then polished Lightning above the tape and Shelby below the tape before pulling the tape off. Next, I mixed a tiny drop of black striping polish with a large drop of Reflection. Using the striping brush, I brushed the darkened Reflection over the silver that was already on my nails. I then mixed a tiny bit of Atomic Orange with Lightning and brushed two columns onto the yellow that was already on my nails. They turned out well and even though it sounds like a lot of work, it wasn't too bad at all! My only complaint was that Lightning was extremely difficult to clean off my skin! Ugh! Anyways...Enjoy! :)

Pencil Nails

Pencil Mani

Pencil Manicure

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