Good morning lovelies & happy Thursday!
I hope everyone is having a lovely week, however you’re spending it. I did a fun yoga class last night (via zoom) so I’m feeling refreshed this morning. If there is one thing this home isolation has been doing for me, it’s been inspiring me to work out almost daily, which is awesome!
Today I gave an Easter inspired design to share with you. I wanted a look that would be perfect for Easter celebrations, but could also be worn just to celebrate Spring!
- Base Coat: Sally Hansen Good Kind Pure Hardener
- Top Coat: Essie Speed Setter
- Claire’s matte Sorbet Blue
- Claire’s matte Sorbet Mint
- Claire’s matte Sorbet Purple
- Claire’s matte Sorbet Pink
- Essie Ballet Slippers
- Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Get Mod
- NailStuff.ca 4mm Micro Detail Brush (COFFEE10 saves you 10%!)
- NailStuff.ca Dotting Tool Trio
- TheBaseCoat Chevron/ZigZag (regular) Stencils
I really, really wanted to do something Easter-y on my nails, without going your typical bunny ears/Easter egg design. I started off on my ring finger by applying 2 coats of Ballet Slippers & my Essie Gel Setter to dry. Then I took my nail vinyls, & applied them to my ringer finger. Using a dotting tool, I started from the bottom of my nail, I worked quickly applied the alternating colours. All my shades were matte, which dry quickly, so I actually pulled off the vinyl one I had filled a section. Next up, I decided outlining would bring the look together, so I went through with my tiniest brush, & outlined all my chevrons with my white polish, as well as the outside of my nail.
& I feel like the end result looks so cool, & dainty, & just Easter-y enough. Like a “grown up” Easter egg design.
Seriously, I’m obsessed. It’s been a while since I pulled out the zig zag chevron nail vinyls, & oh man have I missed them! I guess one thing I can thank this whole situation for, is that I’m really putting more effort into my nail art, & love rediscovering all these old tools of mine. It’s a fun way to distract myself from all the craziness happening outside of the house — or from the fact that I really miss my extended family. Hopefully the world returns to some form of normalcy again, so we can all get together & celebrate all the events we’re missing out on.
Do you have a special manicure planned for your Easter? What is your favourite Easter candy? Let me know down in the comments below! (Mine are Peeps by the way, I know… I’m strange but I LOVE them!)