Tuesday, November 07, 2017

I'm Feeling 22

I don't know about you, but I'm feeling 22!
So I'm definitely a little bit late with these, but it was my 22nd birthday last month and these are the nails I did to celebrate!

I had a bit of a hard time deciding what I wanted to do for this design. Birthday nails are always hit and miss for me because I generally don't want to do something that's in-your-face birthday related, but then that doesn't really leave me with much inspiration. Since I had recently bought three polishes from Essie's Fall 2017 Collection (Mixtaupe, As If!, and Knee-High Life) I knew I wanted to use them as the base for the design, but other than that I didn't really have any ideas. Since I was at a bit of a standstill, the first thing I decided was that I would use the same font for the "22" as I did for my birthday nails last year (which are still my favourite bday nails of all time). After that I played around with a couple other ideas - including stripes and gradients - and finally decided to go with small chevrons after rediscovering some vinyls I bought forever ago from Twinkled T. The final touch was the decision to add confetti to the middle two nails, something that Joanne and I decided would be simple but add just that little bit more to the overall look of the design and voila! Birthday nails completed for another year!

Products Used:
CND - Clear Topcoat
Essie - As If!
Essie - Good as Gold
Essie - Grow Stronger Base Coat
Essie - Knee-High Life
Essie - Mixtaupe


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