I've been somewhat obsessed with doing the angular/triangle half moons I did a couple weeks ago, and have been looking for another excuse to do them. Last night I did my nails with China Glaze Heli-yum and then on the thumb and ring finger did the little stained glass type design using Heli-Yum, Orly Snowcone, Color Club Twiggie, Puccilious, and Explosive, and a black Stripe Rite polish. I thought it looked pretty decent but all my other fingers seemed so naked, so I took it a step further (perhaps a step too far?). I added a coat of Orly Snowcone over Heli-yum to create the triangle moons then added some silver pyramid studs to top it off. I can't be trusted to judge whether something is too much, or just obnoxious, so I love it.
I'm too impatient for Fall so I'm cheating and doing a Autumn-inspired design before August is out. I originally was going to do this look with China Glaze Brownstone from the Metro collection because it's perfect for this, but since I have already shown you Brownstone, and I have a ton of Zoya from last week I haven't posted swatches of, I decided to kill two birds with one stone and use Zoya Codie.
Codie is a deep chocolate brown creme with hints of murky, mossy green in certain lights. You may recall that Zoya Angelina is very similar, but it's quite a bit cooler than Codie and has a bit more of a jelly texture. Codie's application is a little strange; it's very streaky on the first coat but the second coat grabs on to the first and the second coat just glides on and fills in everywhere and looks perfect. It's super pigmented, so two coats is definitely enough for full coverage even when held up to a bright light. I'll have to put a comparison up later in the week between Codie and Angelina.
Aaaaanyway, this design is crazy simple; you just start by painting two diagonal lines into the shape of a V from the bottom corners of your nail, then fill the rest of it out with your polish, then apply some studs right at the point of the V then top it with your favorite topcoat. I used gold pyramid studs I got last year from dollarnailart.com, and my favorite topcoat; Seche Vite. The coolest thing about this design is that it will work with any nail shape; square like mine, or rounded or even (especially!!!) the trendy pointy shape that's so big right now.
Vive la Autumn!
Oh and PS all my stuff is in order for me to start my nail tech course on Tuesday. I am dying of excitement!