July 24, 2014

Freehand Butterfly Nail Art with My Custom Nayll Polish Lepidoptera

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Hello my sweet little dumplings - today I have something fun to show you! Recently I had the opportunity to craft some custom polishes with up and coming indie brand Nayll Polish on their website and let me tell you it is so fun you guise. One of my custom polishes is called Lepidoptera which is the scientific insect order for moths and butterflies. And of course to go along with the polish name I finally did my first freehand butterfly nail art! Check it out!

Freehand Butterfly Nail Art with My Custom Nayll Polish Lepidoptera - butterfly nails, butterfly nail art on square nails | Manicurity.com

Freehand Butterfly Nail Art with My Custom Nayll Polish Lepidoptera - butterfly nails, butterfly nail art on square nails | Manicurity.com

The Design

Butterfly nail art is definitely not an original idea, but I hadn't tackled it yet and I felt like there was no better opportunity than with this polish! I Google'd around a little bit and used different photos as a guide. I also definitely maybe probably over-did the white dots a little bit? I thought these were sort of meh because the line work seemed a little not-so-butterfly-ish but they went over very well at work so they must have looked OK!

Freehand Butterfly Nail Art with My Custom Nayll Polish Lepidoptera - butterfly nails, butterfly nail art on square nails | Manicurity.com

Freehand Butterfly Nail Art with My Custom Nayll Polish Lepidoptera - butterfly nails, butterfly nail art on square nails | Manicurity.com

The Polishes

My base color for this mani is 3 coats of Lepidoptera, a rather moody blue-green shimmery polish that I got to choose the ingredients for on Nayll.com. It's not quite a duochrome but it does have a flash of intense green shimmer at certain angles (and especially when layered, you'll see that soon in the swatch post!). Then I used black acrylic paint for the veins of the butterfly wings and Zoya Purity for the white dots.

Freehand Butterfly Nail Art with My Custom Nayll Polish Lepidoptera - butterfly nails, butterfly nail art on square nails | Manicurity.com


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Do you like my custom polish Lepidoptera?! Check back soon and I'll have approx. 243095u35u swatch photos of both this polish and some other custom Nayll creations :D


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July 18, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen: Freehand Seaside Santorini Nail Art

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Hello hello! My next manicure for The Digit-al Dozen theme of Countries and Cultures is inspired by Greece - although the colors I used might be more Italian?! I love the photos of Grecian seaside villages against the beautiful Mediterranean sea *sighhhh* So I tried to recreate that look on my nails :) Check 'em out!

The Digit-al Dozen: Seaside Santorini - freehand village nail art | Manicurity.com

The Digit-al Dozen: Seaside Santorini - freehand village nail art | Manicurity.com

July 17, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen: Freehand Peruvian Textile-Inspired Nail Art

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Today I have a freehand nail art design for you inspired by some beautiful Peruvian textiles! Peru is one of many countries I would love to visit; I've got a long list of places I need to see. The Parts Unknown episode featuring Peru was fantastic - I love living vicariously through Anthony Bourdain's travels while watching that show.

The Digit-al Dozen: Freehand Peruvian Textile-Inspired Nail Art - vibrant skittle set of abstract linework nails | Manicurity.com

The Digit-al Dozen: Freehand Peruvian Textile-Inspired Nail Art - vibrant skittle set of abstract linework nails | Manicurity.com

July 15, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen: Aurora Borealis Nail Art

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Hello hello! I'm so excited to show you today's nails because they're just as easy and possibly more beautiful than galaxy nails. For today I've got some aurora borealis inspired nail art; I would love to visit Iceland and see the Northern Lights there.

The Digit-al Dozen: Aurora Borealis Nail Art - The Northern Lights Nails | Manicurity.com

The Digit-al Dozen: Aurora Borealis Nail Art - The Northern Lights Nails | Manicurity.com