Capture the Nail

Welcome to Capture the Nail!! I'll be posting some nail ideas that are either my own or from other nail fanatics, so get ready to capture the nail!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Taylor Swift Nails!

Hey Peeps!
Yesterday, I was talking to my friend Avery, who sent me a picture of her really cool nails! So I decided I wanted to do a design made especially for her. So, since she and I LOVE Taylor Swift I thought of a brilliant idea. Many people when you think of Taylor you think of guitars, 13, TS, and her songs. I did incorporate that somewhat by painting the background purple, but if you really think about Taylor Swift and her appearance, what is the first thing that comes to mind? Her curly golden hair! Thats why the lines are squiggly, with a golden sheen to represent her hair, and then on my thumb I painted a TS, so anybody could really tell that it was Taylor Swift. Want to know how I got the look? 

1) Start out by painting your nails a shade of purple. I used Sinful Colors: Hydrangea. I needed to use 2 coats because the color wasn't as thick as I wanted it to be.
2) Take white nail polish and paint squiggles starting from a center point at the bottom of your nail. My lines are thin because I used a small brush made for french tip, but you can use a tooth pick, or pull batting off a cotton swab and dip it in that. (More experience nail people, you can use a dotting tool, I guess you kind of knew that!)
3) Finally paint a really sheer gold paint over top, I used L'Oreal's Amazon Flash. 
4) Finish off with your favorite top coat!

Happy Nailing!