Wednesday, January 22, 2014

FingerFood's Theme Weeks: Weather

This week's theme:  the weather!  And boy is that a great topic for a mani!  With Polar Vortexes and snow storms, rain and just craziness that has become our weather patterns lately. 

I'm going to try to do a tutorial for this mani instead of just talk about it and show what I ended up with.  To start with, Here are all the different polishes I used.  I used all Polish Yer Hooves colors.  I have been very busy lately with making new polish colors to put out for Spring.  I don't even have names for them all yet! But here are a few that I used. 

From left to right, the colors are as follows: a holo nail pen I made with a sample bottle I was given, Angus Friday, Sassy, Violet, Stormy, Vortex and Angel Cow.  I have tried over and over to use foundation sponges for gradient manis and I have had no success.  All I get is a very pale coloring.  I decided to try a plain old kitchen sponge.  I picked up a 2 pack at the dollar store.  So that is what I was finally able to achieve a gradient with.  Plus, it gave me a bit of a texture that I thought added to the look of clouds.

The scrubbie side is good to help clean up around your nails, too.  Double bonus!

The first thing I did was make a pretty blob of polish with my colors.  There was no special way that I put them down, I did put the 3 purples side by side then drop a drop of Angus in the middle, along with the holo.  I added just the minimal tough of Sassy.  I didn't want too much of the green/blue but I have seen these colors in storm clouds before so I thought, why not?

Next, I took my Exacto knife and swirled the colors a bit.  A pin or anything with a sharp edge would have worked as well.  I used what I had handy. 

Then dab the sponge into the colorful blob!  I am so sorry for the blurry picture!  When I took it, it looked clear so I didn't bother with a second picture.  I usually take a second and a third one just in case.  I have no idea why I didn't.  Getting to cocky with my new phone I guess!  Of course, not taking into consideration my lovely tremory hands.  (Is tremory a word? It is now! ;))

I wish I had just 1 more hand so that I could have taken a picture of applying the sponge to the nail.  Alas, I was born anatomically (kinda) normal.  So no sponging picture.  

And, Voίla!   Stormy Weather!

OK, this was my first tutorial.  How did I do?   I hope my blogging skills are getting better.  I have so many ideas of what I'd like to write on.  Any areas anyone would like to hear about from me?   Things to come are next week's theme of SPARKLES!!!; my review of the  Schick Hydro Silk Sensitive Care Razor; and new polish colors!

Until next time!


  1. This reminds me of watercolor nails, but done in a whole new way! I like it. Your tutorial is awesome. My only suggestion would be bigger pictures. :)