Yay! It's May! That means the temperatures are getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and I can spend more time outside. The weather was absolutely gorgeous yesterday and I was compelled to break out the neons. It's not summer yet, but being the 2nd of May in Utah, it will be here in a flash.
For this mani I started with a base of white polish so the neon would really pop. Then I prepped around the nails with Vaseline to make cleanup faster. I still don't know if I prefer this method, or just using tape. The Vaseline can be really messy, but the tape can ruin the polish if you don't take it off carefully enough.
Then I commenced with the water marble using Forever 21 Neon Green, Finger Paints Pink Perspective, and Sinful Colors Coral Riff. For more information on how to water marble, check out my Distressed Water Marble Tutorial and just skip the distressing part.
I love water marble manis because once you've found polishes that will work, it's pretty quick. Even when you mess up the same nail twice (my ring finger couldn't get it together), it doesn't take that long. Especially compared to other nail art I've done. I'm looking at you spiraling dots! I think I got this done in about an hour. With more practice I'm sure I'll be even speedier.
What do you think? Do you like wearing a mani that refuses not to be noticed?
What I used:
Sephora by OPI White Hot- base color
Forever 21 Neon Green
Finger Paints Pink Perspective
Sinful Colors Coral Riff
Out The Door Northern Lights top coat
Bonus Cuteness Overload photo
|I found these little cuties while I was outside taking my photos.|
So when does summer officially start in your book? Once the weather reaches a certain temperature? Once your kids are out of school? When the calendar says it is? For me summer always arrives on Memorial Day Weekend, when my pool opens!