Tag Archives: pink

Colorful chevron nail art inspired by C9 by Champion ad in SELF magazine

I enter many contests to get free magazine subscriptions, mainly to look at the ads, because I get so many ideas from them. The July 2014 issue of SELF magazine was filled with inspiring pictures. Based primarily on the ads plus a few pictures from real content, I came up with 15 sketches of designs I’d be interested in trying. Today’s design was inspired by a C9 by Champion ad seen on page 48 (apparently this was a very inspiring ad for me, I got 3 designs out of the same page. You’ll see the other two on this blog soon).

Colorful Chevron nail art design inspired by C9 by Champion ad in SELF magazine

What I used:

Supplies for Colorful Chevron nail art design inspired by C9 by Champion ad in SELF magazine

  • base coat (not shown)
  • sheer beige (unnamed, no number) by Kiss Colors (part of French mani kit)
  • silver (C96RF1) by Sally Hanson (unnamed, from French mani set)
  • Black (71806-15) by e.l.f. (part of Necessary Nails collection)
  • quick dry top coat (optional, and not shown)
  • Modern Art (844) by Rimmel London
  • Neon Pink (20) by KleanColor
  • Metallic Green (416A) by Wet n Wild
  • Mint Green (NA911) by LA Colors (Art Deco collection)
  • Golden nylon 10/0 American Painter paintbrush
  • matte top coat (not shown)

That’s a long list! I used several colors to mix to get as close to the colors in the ad as I could. If you didn’t want to duplicate the colors exactly, or if you own colors that are exactly like the ad, it would be far fewer polishes. The fewest needed would be 4 colors (gray, orange, pink, green) plus base coat and matte top coat.

What I did:

Step 1: Base coat. When dry, use your gray polish (or mix beige, silver, and black to get gray). Apply 1-2 coats with the paintbrush, let dry. Clean the paintbrush.

First step in Colorful Chevron nail art design inspired by C9 by Champion ad in SELF magazine

Step 2: (Optional, but it makes your life easier if you’re not great at freehand designs) Apply 1 coat of quick dry top coat. This allows you to use a little nail polish remover to remove just the stripes if you mess them up, without removing the base color.

Step 3: Use an opaque orange (mine is sheer, so I have to mix it with something else to get it to show up over other colors. I mixed the orange with a small drop of silver) and add a chevron stripe with the paintbrush, clean brush (The color I used looks more yellow in the pictures, but it was a little more orange in real life).

Step 4: Leaving a space as wide as the first stripe, add a second stripe with the paintbrush, this time in pink, then clean brush.

Step 5: Repeat Step 4 using your green (or mix Metallic Green with Mint Green).

Step 6: Repeat Step 4 again in orange if you have room on your nail.

Step 7: Matte top coat and done!

Colorful Chevron nail art design inspired by C9 by Champion ad in SELF magazine 2

Like this design? Share with your friends, and if you haven’t already, sign up to get new designs, tutorials, and inspiration sent straight to your email.

Textured Pink for GOT Polish Challenge: Pink

There is a new nail polish challenge out to encourage use of the old polishes that are waiting around to be used (older than 1 year within the prompt for that week). It’s called the GOT (Golden Oldie Thursdays) Polish Challenge, and is the first nail art challenge I’ve done, so I’m pretty excited. (Go to the bottom of the post to read more about the challenge.)

The first day is to use pink polish. I don’t normally wear pink anymore, so I had a lot of choices for old pink polish. I have wanted to try something in the current textured nail art trend so I thought this would be a good time to use old thick goopy polishes and make it part of the design.

textured pink nail art design for the GOT Polish Challenge: Pink // design by Shelly Najjar at Ten Tiny Paintings

What I used:

Supplies for textured pink nail art design for the GOT Polish Challenge: Pink // design by Shelly Najjar at Ten Tiny Paintings

  • base coat (not shown)
  • shimmery nude polish by Kiss Colors (unnamed, no number, from French Mani set)
  • very thick, opaque pale pink color (unnamed, no number)- this is also sort of a Frankenpolish (it was originally this color but faded over time, so I added color to restore it)
  • bright pink sparkle color (unnamed, no number)
  • quick dry top coat (not shown)

How I did it:

Step 1: Use base coat. When dry, add 1 coat of the shimmery nude color.

Step 2: When very dry, use the very goopy polish to create texture by smearing it around on the nail, and then roughing it up by touching the brush to the nail repeatedly to pick up some polish and move it around. If the polish is too thick, let it dry part way and do it again. Smooth over the really tall bumps but don’t make it too flat.

Step 3: When dry, use the bright pink and do the same thing, but this time the idea is to add color more than texture. The texture is there from the previous step.

Step 4: When mostly dry, use the goopy pale pink to put a few more bumps randomly on the top of the bright pink. Finish with top coat.

textured pink nail art design for the GOT Polish Challenge: Pink // design by Shelly Najjar at Ten Tiny Paintings

If you’re interested in the GOT Polish Challenge…

This is the linkup page (how to sign up) for the Golden Oldie Thursday Challenge – “GOT Polish Challenge” by the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts (https://www.facebook.com/groups/purplecrumpetfairy/)

9th Jan – Pink  Open 2 – 16th January!

The rules:

* the polish you use should be at least one year old

* if you haven’t been a polishaholic that long, you can use the oldest polishes you have

* the polish should be previously used, but if you’re stuck, you could free a yearling from Mount Untried

* you can use more than 1 polish as long as it fits the theme and the rules