Hello and welcome! I’ve been attracted to bright neons lately, so of course I grabbed the brightest color in my collection to use this week (and I ordered some more).
Other than knowing what color I wanted as my base, I actually had no clue what to do with it. So I went through my Instagram saves and found a design that’s an oldie but a goodie. It’s just the classic glitter nail + detailed nail that I’ve probably seen a thousand times. But there’s a good reason why. You can change this design to whatever color theme you want, or whatever skill level you need. It’s just perfect! And NailsByErin made a Youtube video showing just how she did her nails. I pretty much copied her exactly (just changed the colors).
What I Used:
- Base Coat: Glisten & Glow – Base Coat
- 1st Color: Envy Lacquer – Peach Fizz
- 2nd Color: Envy Lacquer – Peach Bellini
- 3rd Color: Esmaltes da Kelly – Felinda
- Top Coat: Glisten & Glow – Top Coat
- Twinkled T x pattern stencils
- Bundle Monster double sided dotting tool & nail art brush
- Twinkled T clean up brush, size #2
- nail polish remover
I started with base coat, and two coats of Envy Lacquer – Peach Fizz. Knowing that sometimes people need white undies for their neons made me even happier with this polish. Two coats and it was perfectly bright! (my camera couldn’t handle it, so you’ll just have to take my word for it) Then I added even more bright, shiny, goodness, by applying holo to my ring finger and thumb nails.
The next step was what I was most worried about. I’m not the best at using nail vinyls/stencils, so I didn’t want to screw these up. I made sure to firmly press down all of the edges. And when I was applying the polish on top, I kept myself from forcing the brush in to every nook and cranny. Luckily, when I lifted the stencil there were only tiny imperfections that you couldn’t see from far away.
I finished the design with two dots on my pointer and pinky nails. And at first I was worried that I had ruined the whole look, but they’ve slowly grown on me. Now they’re a cute little way to jazz up a plain nail.
This design has surprised me more than I could have expected. I knew it would be cute (you can’t go wrong with neon + holo). But I didn’t expect to love it so much. The colors work perfectly together, and as a nice added plus, it was relatively quick. I was just goofing off, or I would’ve been done sooner.
Hope everyone has a bright, sunshine-y week!
These bright beauties stayed practically perfect the whole week. And I didn’t even pick at them a little bit. It’s a weird thing to be proud of, but I’ve got to give myself credit when I can. It’s a boring update, but nothing exciting happened. I did get a compliment from my boss (she liked the neon color), but that was it.