Hello dear readers! I have decided I want to get as many Valentine’s design posts in as possible before next Tuesday, so I think you’ll be seeing quite a few of those this week! I had so much fun doing them and I didn’t want to stop!! Today’s design is by Nailside. Even before I started blogging, I have always LOVED Nailside’s designs and Jane’s definitely one of my favorite nail bloggers! I think her designs are so original and unique; you can just TELL they’re from Jane. So when I saw her cloud design, I knew I wanted to give it a try! You can find the cloud design tutorial here. It’s very detailed and guides you step by step! You can also check out the Nailside double lightning bolt design that I did a while back here.
For my version of the cloud design, I wanted it to have a Valentine’s theme, and what’s a Valentine’s mani without some pink? Or a lot of pink? XP I started with Misa Pinky Promise, which is from their new Spring collection, as base, then I used NARS Space Odyssey, which is a silver foil for the second layer. For the fuchsia at the tip, I used China Glaze Fuchsia Fanatic from the new Electropop Collection.
I think one thing I found out while doing this design is that you definitely want to keep all your layers as thin as possible, or else you’ll end up having really thick tips and it’d be really hard to dry. You might want to find a one coater polish as your base to start with. A fast drying top coat can also help you dry the layers of polish faster. I used a coat of Seche Vite to seal the design and help it dry faster.
Overall, I am really happy about how this design turned out. I love the silver in the middle, it just adds a little bit of bling to the whole design. And this just SHOUTS Valentine’s and super girly and cute 😉
So how do you like this design? Have you tried the cloud design yourself? Are you having a pink overload? lol! XP