As promised, I have my first nails for The Finnish(able) Nail Art Challenge to share with you guys today. If you have no clue what challenge I'm talking about, check out my previous post first and be sure to join in with us to this challenge too!
So starting with the Week 1 I have my Something New nails to show to you guys today. Something new could also of course be like a new nail polish or something like that, but I thought that for me something new could mainly be something that I have never tried to do on my nails before. Since I have been wanting to try out those quatrefoil nails for a while now, but I still never have, I thought they would fit perfectly for this challenge.
I didn't want to cover all my nails with the pattern, so I decided to do it only on my index, middle and thumb nails and then just leave the other two painted with a single color. I chose Essie Urban Jungle and China Glaze Techno Teal as my colors for these nails. For the quatrefoil pattern I have two coats of Urban Jungle as my base, then I did the first dots with dotting tool and Techno Teal and then the second coat of dots again with Urban Jungle. Finally I painted those little lines with small nail art brush and Techno Teal. The other two nails I just painted with two coats of Techno Teal.
That quatrefoil pattern was way easier to do than it looks, you only need some polish and couple different sized dotting tools and if you want to do those little lines, then you also need a little nail art brush. My pattern isn't the perfect one since I always struggle with dots and getting them alined, but I still liked this design very much and really, these nails were so much fun to do! I'd say these are my favorite ones for awhile! If you don't know how to do these nails, just google quatrefoil nails and you'll find tons of great and easy-to-follow tutorials. I don't really know who's came up with the idea how to do this pattern on nail, but it is pretty brilliant idea!
Actually, by the way, Techno Teal was quite appropriate choice for this challenge as it is also something new for me. Before these nails I had never used it before and I really can't tell why... It's gorgeous!
Sally Hansen Nail Rehab*
Essie Urban Jungle 2 coats
China Glaze Techno Teal 2 coats
Color Club Top Coat
Do you guys like my first challenge manicure? And will you be joining us in this challenge?
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*Disclosure: I have gotten Sally Hansen Nail Rehab from a goodie bag of our meet. For more information view my disclosure policy.