The Blob

I like to fancy myself a nail artiste, but the truth is that I’m too impatient (and too shaky handed) to come up with anything intricate.

That’s why I was excited when I came up with this blob mani. No specific lines to follow – that’s my kind of mani. I used neon colors since I’ve been admiring so many manicures in bright shades out there right now.

The trick to this was to start with a white base. That way all the colors appeared more opaque, and I only had to use one coat of everything. Then I just dabbed away with each individual shade (I started with yellow, then added orange, blue, and pink). I had no rhyme or reason for placing colors anywhere – and that’s exactly what I was hoping for!

I think this DIY spa treatment is also in order, after logging so many hours in the pool lately – my hands are kind of a mess!

Have you tried any fun manicures lately? Any tips to share with the rest of us? I’d love to see your pictures!

  • When I was young, my mom always made our marinara from scratch. Truthfully, she made just about everything from scratch – and I just grew up thinking that was normal. I didn’t really realize that marinara was readily available in a jar until I was older. And so, I’ve always preferred the taste of the… [Continue Reading]

    Mom’s Homemade Marinara and Goat Cheese Dip
  • Life is catching up with me and I’m feelin it.  Running non-stop lately is taking it’s toll. I’m exhausted. Last week, a few school parents and I took a group of forty 5th graders to the Eagle Bluff Environmental Center for three days of outdoor education.  While it was well worth the months of planning and organization, I… [Continue Reading]

    Cheers to this Crazy Life
  • My poor husband. He’s truly concerned for his future with me. And my crazy memory loss. For instance, the other day we had a long conversation about a specific subject while on the phone. A half hour later, he arrived home, and I proceeded to dive right into the same conversation. Because I couldn’t remember… [Continue Reading]

    Losing My Mind
  • Well, it’s that time of year again. Holiday shopping time!! I’m proud to announce our Pop Up Shop’s Holiday Extravaganza Giveaway!! There’s always a few winners so why not make it YOU? As always, we have the greatest vendors at our events with crazy-good prizes! Our beloved vendors are always so generous to our readers. Check out… [Continue Reading]

    Pop Up Shop’s Holiday Extravaganza Giveaway!
  • If you’ve ever been to a Wild Ruffle Pop Up Shop, then you’ve probably already met Jennifer Allen. She’s the one with the fabulous red hair, the fashion forward outfit on, and all the bling. You see, she’s our go-to Stella & Dot expert, and we love that she comes back each and every time. And… [Continue Reading]

    Stella & Dot

Comments

  1. That is super cute. I am going to do that with my girls today!

  2. alex b. says:

    i love this!! cannot wait to try it.

    alex.

  3. Ann Toler says:

    Has anyone tried Shallack? I can’t grow nails and was wondering if that would help so I can polish them this cute way!!!

    • I haven’t tried it, but have always been curious to try because my nail polish comes off so quickly. I have heard that it’s REALLY hard to get off when you’re ready to get it off, and that it’s best to get it professionally done.

  4. Very neat (and easy) idea…it looks like modern art!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

  5. SO cute! I love this and will definitely be trying it!

  6. Love it!

  7. That is really cute and unexpected!!! I haven’t done my nails in years. Then, recently, I discovered Essie (I know I’m behind) and now I’m slightly obsessed. I’m wearing Turquoise and Caicos right now… really fun! :)

    Have you seen this tutorial on creating a gradient nail? Looks so great. http://www.thenailasaurus.com/2012/04/gradient-nails-picture-tutorial.html#more

  8. That’s my kind of mani. Love!

Trackbacks

  1. [...] fact, I hardly ever paint my nails these days (this tutorial may have been the last time I [...]

Speak Your Mind

*

%d bloggers like this: