Saturday, July 20, 2013

Skittles and Swirls

I think the primary excuse for this manicure was that I felt like using Orly Buried Alive in something. It's a gorgeous earthy brown with a deep rich gold shimmer that I just absolutely adore

So I looked through my Pinterest Nail Art board, as I regularly do for inspiration (I'm good at execution, not design - people argue with me all the time, but I know the inside of my brain, and I am not a creative person)  and found this pretty from FingerFood's entry to June's Tri-Polish challenge using red, purple, and pink.

Not doing this manicure for any of my ever-present challenges, I just pulled out my swatch sticks and picked two colors I thought would go well with Buried Alive. I ended up with China Glaze Tree Hugger and Desert Sun, and came up with this:

I used Milani Whitest White under the two middle fingers, and then added the swirls of color, followed by outlining them with Sally Hansen Celeb City, my standard silver. I felt I did a poor job on the thickness of the outlines, which is the only reason I wasn't 100% happy with the results. I've been practicing doing thinner lines since I did this manicure!

Still, it was a pretty and earthy summer manicure that made me feel like I had the outdoors on my nails all day. I really liked it. Of course, I like any excuse to wear something as beautiful as Buried Alive. :)


  1. I really like this, it's turned out really cool!

  2. Great job on the skittle and swirls! It looks really good :)