Thursday, June 19, 2014

Rainbow Neon Gradient & Aztec Manicure

Hi All!

I wanted to share my latest nail art with you - this is the manicure I came up with for Firefly Festival/Birthday weekend!

This originally started out as black with a neon rainbow accent nail, and I decided it just wasn't enough!

The black is my FAVORITE black polish ever, Butter London "Union Jack Black". It's opaque in 2 coats, goes on super smooth and only where you want it to, and has such a high gloss finish that you don't really need a top coat unless you want it!

For the accent nail, I started with a base coat of OPI "My Vampire is Buff" - I find it goes on a lot smoother than Alpine Snow, but still gives your neon colors that POP!

After the base coat, I striped a cosmetic sponge with Essie "I'm Addicted", Orly "Glowstick" and Orly "Passion Fruit". Then, dab dab dab, and voila!

For the design, I was inspired by a photo on pinterest, though the designs are pretty arbitrary. This one I did freehand with a Sharpie, then allowed it to dry and then used Out The Door topcoat on it.

I hope you enjoy!

Happy Polishing!