When Kellie asked me to do a guest post on her blog, I was quite surprised... my nail designs pale in comparison to hers.
I am a stay-at-home-mommy and I just do my girls' nails in my spare time. As you can guess, we don't spend alot on nail polishes.
A week or so ago, I stumbled across this tutorial on youtube: HERE by goldiestarling and fell in love right away - I simply adore CUTE Frankenstein's, So the girls and I dug through our polishes to find the correct colours.
For this design, we used:
Avon Smooth Beginnings Base Coat
Avon UV Gloss Top Coat
Avon Nailwear Pro: French Tip White
Claire's Scented Polish: Lime
Claire's Cosmetics: Sparkled Green
After applying the base coat, I applied French Tip White to all nails.
Omitting the ring fingers, I used a dotting tool (two sizes) and applied Lime green dots across the nails.
On the ring fingers, I painted on a green rectangle - covering about 2/3 of the nail.
While that was drying (a very important step when doing small children's nails) I used a smaller dotting tool and applied the sparkling green to SOME of the original green dots.
Returning to my "green rectangle", I added some black (using the Nail Art Pen). For the facial features and scar, I squeezed out some of the nail pen polish and used a very thin art brush for more detail.
Top coat was then applied to protect the design.
And here is the finished result, Pretty simple, eh!
Kellie also asked me to do a quick review of the polishes... As mentioned above, I don't have many brands to compare to, but I am happy with the ones we use.
I find the Avon polish dry quickly - which is essential for little girls that do not want to sit still long.