Today I have a quick post on my animated spin on a classic Easter egg mani.
I don't know about you all, but whenever a holiday rolls around, there's a Charlie Brown special on television.
When Easter season arrives, instead of the Easter Bunny I think of the Easter Beagle...which is basically Snoopy galavanting around, stealing everyone's eggs and redistributing them on Easter Sunday.
Starting with Avon's Gel Strength Base Coat, I layered two coats of China Glaze White On White as my base color, and added a layer of Nicole by OPI Ladies in the Limelight for my ring finger.
I used a small nail art brush and small dotting tool to paint the patterns of the eggs on my thumb, ring and pinky finger. To create a more cartoon-like appearence, I outlined the eggs with SH Black Heart and took an angled brush dipped in polish remover to create negative space along the tips and finish the egg shape.
Snoopy was freehanded using SH Black Heart with an added layer of CG White on White to erase any sketchy strokes.
I ended up changing my mind on the background for Snoopy. Instead on white, I layered thinned coats on Julep Sally, Nicole by OPI Ladies in the Limelight, and Essie Action until a smooth vignette was visible.
I finished the look with Julep's Freedom Polymer Top Coat. However, I think I've run it into the ground. Instead of creating the glossy finish it used to, in the past few days all of my mani attempts and come out smudgy, foggy, or rubbery.
Despite my topcoat woes, this look definitely makes me smile. And it gave me an excuse to watch cartoons.
What are you wearing for Easter Sunday?
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Happy hump-day! (Is it just me or is that horrible phrase?)