Sunday, September 9, 2012

80's Earrings nail art #2

Hey guys! Remember this post from a few months ago? Well, I'm back with more!
Here is how they turned out:
And here are the earrings I was inspired by:

These earrings are my personal favorites from all the pairs that I found that day! They are so colorful and fun.
Here are the supplies I used for the details in the design:
For the fine line detailing I did with the pink and green I used two of my migi nail art pens, they have a super fine tip (see below) and are great for drawing lines. I used my nail art brush to do the turquoise swirlies and to paint the navy and turquoise sides at the bottom of the nail. Lastly, I used my dotting tool for the dots.

Here's a quick step by step on how I did these nails:
I started with two coats of Spoiled by Wet n Wild Designated Driver

Then, using my nail art brush, I first painted the left side of my nail, about half way down, with a navy polish (Avon Empower). I painted the right side with a turquoise polish (Chin Glaze Turned Up Turquoise) using the same technique.

Lastly, I went in and did the detailing. I used my nail art brush and the turquoise polish and did little swirlies at the top of each nail. I used my pink migi nail art pen to do the crooked line under the swirly. All the dots were done with a dotting tool. And the little green arrows you see on the left side of each nail were done with my lime green migi nail art pen.
WHEW, that was a lot to say, I hope I didn't lose anyone!
As you can see, I didn't do the EXACT design of the earrings.

If any of you ever attempt to do designs inspired by objects or other designs you see, just know it doesn't have to be perfect! You can see that some of my lines are wonky and stuff isn't placed exaclty so, but that's what adds to the appeal of these nails! And if you look closely, you can see that the earrings aren't perfect either!

These were really fun and crazy nails. I'd love to go to some 80's party or rave and re-create this look!