Hey guys! I thought it would be fun to post some manicures today that I've done for my friends. I've gotten pretty skilled at painting and doing nail art on myself, but it can be difficult for me to do nail art on other people sometimes. When my friends come to get their nails done, everyone wins! They get their nails done and I get to practice my technique on someone else.
All of these photos come from my iPhone, and some are from the way-back depths of that iPhone! The light on most of these is a very bright and direct lamp, which makes cuticle oil look kinda shiny, but I can't send someone off with dry cuticles! ;)
These American flag nails were done last week to celebrate the Olympics! I used striping tape to help create the perfect stripes on the flags. The red is OPI Danke-shiny Red and the blue is China Glaze Splish Splash.
These nude based gradient dot nails were done with Zoya Renee and another pink over L'Oreal Sweet Nothings.
This set of leopard nails came about when my friend saw me make this post and asked if I could do the same manicure on her! I said of course, and then we had to take a matchy matchy photo! I'm on the bottom right and she is on the top left.
I did these nails for my friend who was going to Coachella. She wanted a crazy mix and match manicure, and we ended up planning this out on paper before starting the manicure. The thumb is a pretty rhinestone row, the pointer is a peacock feather, the middle finger is Nail-venturous Floam, the ring is a water marble (side note: marbling on someone else is even harder than doing it on yourself!), and the pinky is a fishtail. I really really love the combination of colors and techniques we ended up with here.
This set was done for my friend who needed a work-appropriate manicure but still wanted something pretty and unique. We started with a base of L'Oreal Sweet Nothings and then added a coat of HITS Hefesto. Two little rhinestone accents finished off each hand.
This final set was done for my friend who was going to Vegas! The base is China Glaze Hang-ten Toes, and then I did a glitter gradient of Elemental Styles 79 Fool's Gold just using the brush that comes with the polish.
I hope you enjoyed this out-of-the-ordinary Chalkboard Nails post! I hope to do another one of these types of posts in the future, when I've accumulated another good batch of photos to share.