Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Guest Post: The Nail Network's Chelsea!
Hello, Manicured Monkey fans! My name is Chelsea, I run a little blog called The Nail Network and this is my first ever guest post! I'm so excited and flattered that Kristen asked me to do a post for you guys! :) I hope you like what I have to share with you!
I've been feeling pretty adventurous lately as far as nail art goes, so I thought I'd give this awesome snakeskin design a shot. It was so much easier than I expected it to be and it turned out so awesome! The first step is, obviously, to apply your base coat; I used OPI Nail Envy Sensitive & Peeling because I'm trying to grow these babies out! ;) My base color for the snakeskin is two coats of China Glaze Pelican Gray. After that dried completely, I randomly painted some blobs of Revlon Stormy and OPI Skull and Glossbones and mixed them around a little bit; you can do this with the polish brush, a nail art brush, a toothpick, or whatever you happen to have laying around. When I was satisfied with how that looked, I stamped the snakeskin image from my Bundle Monster plates with OPI Lincoln Park After Dark and topped it with my favorite quick-dry top coat, Seche Vite. And this is what I had created:
This mani was seriously so easy to do and I got complimented on it so many times. It really felt like I was wearing some of those really detailed nail polish strips. I think my favorite thing about this design is that you don't have to be really precise with it; the "blobbing" can be totally messy and random and it will still turn out awesome! I hope some of you decide to try this! Thanks for having me and I hope you enjoyed my post! :)
Thanks Chelsea!! Giveaway update: Less than a week left to enter and I'm bringing back Hawaiian swag for a giveaway if the blog ends up at 1000 followers by Friday!! Make it happen monkeys!