Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Inspiration Nation: Sunset by the Palms

Hi cupcakes!

So being a nail blogger can get to be a lot sometimes. Sometimes I run out of ideas of what to paint on my nails. Terrible right? Well when this happens I love to look to my favorite bloggers for inspiration because there are so many amazing designs out there. One of my favorite bloggers is One Nail To Rule Them All. I love her nails she does such amazing designs. One of her designs immediately caught my eye and I knew I was going to have to try it. She did this beautiful sunset gradient and painted palm trees over it and you guys know I can't resist anything with a gradient in it! ;) 

So I had the day off from work today and figured it would be a good time to try this design and I'm so happy with how it came out! 

I started with a base of China Glaze Sun-Kissed and sponged a gradient using China Glaze Roguish Red and Bend Over Backwards. Then I painted the palm trees using black acrylic paint and a small striping brush. 

I decided to mattify it using NYC Matte Me Crazy like in the original and I'm super glad I did I love it even more!

And guess what?! My nails actually match for once! Well sorta anyways ;) Lol I was going to do the same design on my right hand but my sister suggested using blue instead of red and now I'm not sure which color combination I like better. I was super scared to try painting the palm trees on my right hand because I'm not nearly as steady with my left but I'm actually really proud at how they came out! 

For the blue version I started out with a base of China Glaze Sun-Kissed and sponged a gradient using China Glaze I'm With The Lifeguard and Nina Ultra Pro Blue Blaze. The palm trees are also done in black acrylic paint. 

Sorry guys no awkward attempts at modeling with my right hand... you'll have to deal with the boring pose ;) 

The red reminds me of the sunset but the blue reminds me of right after when it starts to actually get dark... either way I wanna be there for sure! LOL  

Which color combination do you guys like better? :)