Because of my busy schedule this past summer, for all of the month of June, my poor nails had to be without nail polish. From playing hardcore soccer with Peruvians to hiking up a mountain to helping campers build items in woodshop, it was probably for the best that I didn't paint my nails.
However, now that I've been home for the past two weeks, I've been able to paint my nails twice! I was originally going to get them done at a salon, but I figured that it would be more practical for me to do them myself.
For the 4th of July, I didn't know what to paint my nails until I found a nail color I'd gotten for Christmas but hadn't been able to use! It was a nautical and very "American pride" kind of polish, but it looked really nice on my nails [:
I used Sephora's Nonfat Soy Half Caff (it's a neutral, cappuccino-type color) as a base color to have underneath the glittery goodness that says "America." The red, white, and blue with stars glitter polish is Julep's America the Beautiful polish.
I actually thought my nails looked really nice with the red, white, and blue glitter on my nails. However, it started to chip after a couple days, so I decided to repaint my nails.
I wanted to do some kind of pattern on my nails with two colors that were summery but looked good together. I originally wanted to do a solid color with an outline of the nail on the edge, but I didn't feel like I had any colors that went well enough together to do so.
I came up with a simple geometric design using Nicole by OPI's Am I Making Myself Claire? from the Modern Family Collection and Forever 21's sea-greenish color (there's no official name for it) from their Teal Ombré Nail Kit (it's the second color from the very left in the set of colors). Unfortunately, my hand isn't steady enough to keep the polish from being messed up, but I think it looks pretty good, considering I did it free handedly (except for the pinky, which was an attempt to do a stencil).
So here are my summer nails for now. What do yours look like? I love seeing what other people do and swapping ideas for nail designs and all that. Leave a comment (or a picture) about your nails for the summer! I'd love to see/read your ideas and thoughts!