Monday, June 20, 2011


Hello, all! 

Tonight I called my mom to chat, and she reminded me that tomorrow is the 1st day of Summer! What a better way to celebrate... than with a summer-inspired mani?? I opted for ladybugs! I just love ladybugs! I even have a leaf with a ladybug on it, tattooed on the top of my right foot. ;-)

Here are my "ingredients." (Listed at the bottom of the post.)

After my two base coats, I picked out my base colors. I chose Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Rapid Red  & Wet 'N Wild Sage in the City. I decided to do my accent nail with leaves.

Using Milani Nail Art Black Sketch, I painted the black lines to create a "ladybug" shape. I painted one line up the middle of my nail, then curved lines out to the edge of my tips. I filled in the black with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out.

Using a dotting tool (you can also use a bobby pin or toothpick), I added the ladybug's dots & eyes.

I did the black dots using Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out, and the silver eyes using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Silver Sweep.

For the accent leaf, I stamped the leaves image from Bundle Monster image plate BM19, using Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Sketch. I decided to add a single, red rhinestone to the accent nail... in an attempt to have it look like a tiny ladybug sitting on the edge of one of the leaves. In the photo, the rhinestone just looks like an orange blob! Uh-oh! ;-)

After a coat of Seche Vite... I am done!! :)

 Well, goodnight all! Hope you have terrific summers awaiting you!! :)

base colors: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Rapid Red & Wet 'N Wild Sage in the City
accent colors: Milani Nail Art Black Sketch, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out, & Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Silver Sweep
image plate: Bundle Monster BM19

♥ Stacey

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