Monday, January 30, 2012

Tie Dye Toes

This is such a fun look that is pretty easy. I like to use bold rainbow colors because it makes it more obvious you are going for a tie dye look. Plus it is just so colorful and fun. WARNING: I love fast drying colors normally but in this case they are a pain, because you want the wet colors to drag into each other and I am just not that fast. The toothpick don't have to be the flat kind that is just what I had.

 Just start striping on the colors. They don't have to be perfect and just use a Q-tip to remove what gets on your skin.
My colors pre-toothpicked.

Now the fun part,. Take a toothpick and drag it through the colors . I suggest changing your toothpick or wiping it between strokes because the last color will get in your first color. eg. I got some blue in my red.

The end result is fun toes that can remind us of warmer weather.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Make Your Pedicure Last Longer

One thing I love about pedicures, is they last way longer than a manicure. Unfortunately all good things come to an end and for me the start of the end is when I can see at the base of my pedicure along the cuticles chipping and a grow out line. Why can't the end of one thing be the start of something new.

First I start with french tip polish guides (these are Nailene brand purchased at Walmart), then I covered just what I wanted left behind of my pedicure (btw I used konad stamping plates to create original look found at they are also available at )

Next to compliament the patern I used black nail polish and painted below the polish guides. I was very pleased with the look. I feel like I got a whole new look that honestly I think I like even better and was quicker than redoing all my nails. (sorry about the glar in the photo)