With two young kids that are sick at home, I wanted to do something simple and easy for my nails tonight. Anyone can do this!
I hope you like it! You will have to excuse my pinkie fingernail – it got smushed a bit. I plan on fixing it later on tonight. For this look, I used two polishes from Catrice’s Siberian Call collection. This collection is a limited edition one and it came out few months ago. It is my understanding that it was only available for sale from December 2012 to January 2013. I have a nail mail buddy living in Germany and she was so kind to send these amazing Catrice polishes my way. Here’s another picture showing the two polishes I used from Siberian Call by Catrice.
On the left, is Coral -al -al -al (a bit annoying with all these -al’s in the name) This color is gorgeous and I do feel like it is one of my favorite polishes from the coral color category. On the right, is I’m A Graydreamer. This color is what most of us would call greige. If you’re not sure what greige is, it is that neutral color somewhere in-between grey and beige. I think every girl should have at least one greige in their nail polish collection. It does go with a lot of colors! One of the reasons why I love Catrice is because of the nail brushes themselves. They are a bit rounded off and slightly wider than most nail polishes. It does make application a whole lot easier.
Now do you want to know how to do these fun scalloped edges? It’s very easy!
Here are the things you need to achieve this look:
- scotch tape
- scalloped (or wavy edges) paper scissors
That’s it! Here are the instructions:
- Paint two coats of base color and top it off with clear topcoat of your choice.
- Allow the nails to completely dry.
- Use your scalloped paper scissor and cut it diagonally between 1/2 inch to 1 inch of scotch tape.
- Apply the scalloped edge tape on top of your dry nails and press it down on the area that you do not want to be painted on with the second coat. Please make sure there are no air bubbles or gaps. PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR NAILS ARE COMPLETELY DRY BEFORE YOU DO THIS STEP! If they aren’t completely dry, the tape will rip the base coat off. Trust me.
- Once the tape is firmly wrapped on your nails and fingers, paint the second color on top. Wait a minute or two, then carefully peel the tape off to reveal the scalloped edge.
As for the nail art on these nails, I used these great nail art decals by Cina. They’re sold at some beauty supply stores. The ones I used for this look is from a package called Lacy Love (as shown on left). They’re usually around $2 to $4. Never more than $5 in most stores. I believe they’re also available online as well.
For more information on Catrice polishes, they can be found at: http://www.catrice.eu/