Saturday, November 3, 2012

Orange Sherbert Nailz

I am not particularly good at painting my nails (I have really unsteady hands), but I wanted to share some cute designs I do on occasion, anyway. Painting my nails is a tough decision for me because I like to keep them painted 1. because they look pretty and 2. because it stops me from biting my nails. The major con about painting my nails is the environmental cost. Sure it is not huge, but nail polish contains many toxins and is essentially plastic. In the end, I almost always have my nails painted because I am still in the process of trying to beat my habit of biting/picking at my nails.

These nails started out when I decided to paint my nails orange on Wednesday. Horrified that is was Halloween (I really am not into being 'festive' in my attire, and I had already celebrated the holiday over the weekend), I figured that I would play around with my nails a bit, and that is where the orange sherbert idea came in.

I apologize again that these photos are not that great. When I try to paint my nails, I tend to paint my whole hand.

Step 1: Gather your supplies.
What you will need:
  1. base/coat top coat polish (not shown)
  2. nail color #1 (I used Times Square Tangerine Creme by NYC)
  3. nails color #2 (I used Rose Creme by Wet N Wild)
  4. reinforcement labels (cut in half)
 
Step 2: Paint your base coat followed by color #1 and let dry.


 Step 3: After your nails have fully dried, apply the half circle reinforcement labels to your nails. I placed mine about halfway down the nail.


Step 4:  Apply color #2 and let dry fully.


 Step 5: Gently peel off the reinforcement labels. Apply top coat.


Step 6: Let the topcoat dry and ta-da! your nails are complete!


What did you think of this post? Should I do more nail ideas?

30 comments:

  1. ooh looks like candycorn!
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  2. I love the color, way to try something new!!!

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  3. What a great idea! Love how it looks :)
    xoxo

    novelstyle.blogspot.com

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  4. I am HORRIBLE at painting my nails! That is why if I dont get them done, I normally just wear clear because thats not hard to do lol.

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  5. What a great idea, I love how they came out :)

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  6. Lovely pics..Good idea..;)I'm following u immediately...Follow me back?

    xxx

    Angie

    by chasingkitesbyangie.blogspot.com

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  7. Nice way to do your nails!!! I love it!



    Hanny

    justsimplyhanny.blogspot.com

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  8. great post! thanks for stopping by we now follow you and would love for you to follow back xo

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  9. Great idea! Love the orange and pink together :)

    Life etc

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  10. Sweet manucure ^^
    I love the two colors :)

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  11. great post!
    looking forward to your next one <3

    Natali xx
    www.divagirlstrikesagain.blogspot.co.uk

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  12. thanks for your comment!:D
    follow each other?<3

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  13. I paint my nails to stop myself biting them too! :)
    I'm now following xxx

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  14. Love this idea,honey!;)
    xx
    B.
    http://www.beeswonderland.com

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  15. What a sweet blog you got here :) I love it :)
    If you want, you can check out mine, I always follow back on GFC, bloglovin' and FB :)
    XoXo
    Venoma

    Blog: Venoma's fashion diary

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  16. Nice nailart! I love creative nails;)

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  17. Cute idea with the reinforcement labels!

    Sita xx
    http://buttonsapart.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I love your blog!
    Would you like following each another? :))
    xo

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    Thanks,
    Sarah

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  20. Hi dear, thanks for stopping by, love how you placed these two colours together, looks so pretty!

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  21. Good post! I like your nails!
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  22. This is too cool! I love it. Such pretty colors together :) I'm actually really bad at painting my nails, so thanks for posting a step by step!

    xox, Amber

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  23. I love this! I have seen so many nail tutorials, but this looks like something I can actually do! Thank you for the tutorial :)
    stephanie

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  24. Great idea to use the reinforcement stickers. xo!

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  25. I really like your nails! So pretty!

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