Thursday, August 25, 2016

Paint All the Nails Presents Color Block

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Hi everyone! Today I have a brand new edition of Paint All the Nails Presents and this month's theme was Color Block. I have always been envious of ladies who can do clean freehand lines when color blocking, but I've been too nervous to try it. I finally decided to give it a go, and it wasn't nearly as hard as I imagined! Now let's see what my inspiration was!

As I'm sure many of you have been, I've been glued to the TV watching the Summer Olympics these past few weeks. I always say I won't, but it never fails that I get sucked in an stay up until late at night to watch my favorite events. I was especially excited about the swimming and gymnastics this year, and they did not disappoint! So in honor of the Olympics, I used the Olympic flag as my color inspiration for my color block mani.
I decided instead of cremes, I would use some fun metallics for this mani, and the Pretty Serious Cosmetics Ghosts of Christmas Future Collection worked just perfectly! When doing a color block mani like this, you want to make sure that the polishes you are using have nice opacity, so using these metallics, which are mostly one-coaters, worked perfectly for this design. I just started with different base colors and then swiped on the other colors one at a time using the brush from the bottle. It was so much easier than I thought it would be to get nice even strokes and these polishes were the perfect consistency so that they were easy to control. I thought this design was fun! It sort of had a medieval feel to it after I was done, maybe? I don't know. Anyway, I was super proud of my relatively straight lines! :D

Polishes Used (from the Pretty Serious Cosmetics The Ghosts of Christmas Future Collection)

A Christmas Time Paradox (Blue)
Yuletide of the Machines (Gold)
The Night Before... (Black)
Hack the Halls (Green)
Santa's Sunburn (Red)  

Be sure you check out what all of the other lovely ladies did for today's challenge!

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