Thursday, April 17, 2014

Challenge Your Nail Art - Spring Renewal

Howdy all!  Pardon the absence, but it's been a roller coaster  of craziness as of late. I've been AWOL for a while and for that I have to apologize.  I've been dealing with some personal and family matters.  Things are still crazy but I'm going to try to do better at getting at least one blog out per week, if not two!   This week, I'm shooting for 4!  As you see from my little picture here at the top, I'm doing a "Spring Renewal" aka Easter nails challenge.  And I plan on sharing all 4 days with you! 

Today's challenge is Easter Egg Nails!  This was a very fun set of designs to do.  I always have a hard time thinking of what my art should be, this time was no different.  I started out just some base colors.  Trying to decide what those colors should be wasn't easy either.  Looking thru my plethora of choices, I picked a favorite color, a new color, 3 older ones and just a blue I love that I've never worn before.  The polishes I used are:

Sinful Colors - 24/7             Essence Color to Go - L.O.L 
Wet n Wild - Tickled Pink      N.Y.C. - Taxi Yellow Creme 
Wet n Wild - Sunny Side       SH XTreme Wear - Pacific Blue

Now for my fanciness!  My hand tremors haven't been cooperative the past week or 2 so I used my Nail Art Pens.  These tend to be a little easier for me to control than a small brush.  I tried out a couple new pens I got off EBay.  Jury is still out on them.  I plan to review them later on.  I also have a Nail Art Tattoo Pen by Essence.  I love it!  But so does one of my cats I noticed.  Someone tried to use chew on it.

OK!  Now to the fun part!  The actual nails!!  My pinkie is done with just simple stripes.  Always my go to for my eggs.  Can't think of a decorations for my Easter eggs either!  My ring finger is just as simple, polka-dots! My index finger has a bunny on it, it seemed like a no brainer to have a bunny on one of my egg nails.  He even has his carrots!  My thumb is a couple stripes with polka-dots. My middle finger, for some reason the first try on this nail was a total flop.  I actually redid this nail 3 times. I finally settled on polishing the nail
half yellow and half pale pink with a blue stripe between the colors.  White polka-dots seemed to be the perfect finish.  
So there you have it, my Easter Egg Nail Art!  As a way to try to get my nails dry faster, I tried out Essence Nail Art Express Dry Drops.  They worked pretty well.  I would definitely recommend them. I got them from Ulta for $2.99.  Worth the purchase.   

That wraps it up for today's challenge.  Tomorrow, I'll have Pastels!  I tried something different.  Y'all will have to tell me what you think.


  1. Super super cute, I love that rabbit! :)

    1. Thank you so much! Everyone's nails are so cute!

  2. Lovely! I really like how bright it is. :)

  3. This turned out fantastic! Sorry to hear that your cat likes to use your tattoo pen as a chew toy though. I find my nail art items all over the house but it's my 5 yr old daughter that takes them, at least she doesnt chew on them. =)

    1. It's probably better your daughter doesn't chew your nail art stuff! LOL My cats just think everything is there for their pleasure!