I was recently reading a post on Work/Play/Polish where Leslie talked about how she overdid leopard print nail art at the beginning of her blogging career, and hasn't done it very much recently because of that. I have to agree with her sentiments. It's definitely one of the nail art styles that I've done most over the years, and I tend to shy away from it these days. Of course, there are exceptions, like today's post!
I've seen a lot of gorgeous half moon/French combination nail art lately, and was feeling inspired to try it for myself. I've been particularly loving these looks from Chelsea Queen and Madeline Poole, but was a bit concerned that I don't have quite the steady hand that those ladies do. Thankfully, it turned out better than I had expected!
With September rapidly approaching, it's almost time for a classic Chalkboard Nails tradition: the 31 Day Challenge! The 31DC is a whirlwind of fun and I tackle it every year. As always, I invite any of you to participate! Commit to it, challenge yourself, and grow as a nail artist.
Wanna see what I've done previously? Check out my roundups for 2011, 2012, and 2013.
How about something a little moody today? For this look, I grabbed two of the new purple shades from the OPI Nordic collection and used them in a gradient, along with a bit of black for the tips. Then I added some black and white splatter studs to give the look some extra pizzaz.
I'll admit it, I kind of hate Rubik's Cubes. I'm nowhere near smart enough or patient enough to be able to solve them on my own, and usually give up after 30 seconds of twisting the thing around. But! They are cool looking, and an icon of the 80's. So when I saw that Salon Perfect had come out with a glitter topper inspired by the infamous Cube, I had to do some nail art to match.