Dry, Dammit!

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Nephew’s first birthday nail art


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Hello! It’s my nephew’s first birthday this week so I took some time out to do birthday nails based on him. I am not disappointed with how it turned out, but I am also not over the moon either. For some reason on my thumb and little finger I thought it would be a good idea to put on OPI Get Your Number… but the textured look is just a massive clash I’m afraid. Oh well, lesson learnt, so let’s just concentrate on my other nails, shall we?

Nephew's first birthday nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Nephew's first birthday nail art by Dry, Dammit!

Nephew's first birthday nail art by Dry, Dammit!

So, on the index finger we have a baby complete with blushed cheeks and a red hair curl (Alec, my nephew, has the most beautiful red hair). It doesn’t look like much of an curl though, hey!? I need a thinner striper brush; my trusty eBay one is just too thick. Either that or I need to learn to use it better. On the middle finger is a birthday cake with a single candle to represent the first birthday. And on the ring finger is a blue balloon. That is not so symbolic; it’s just a balloon.

Now I also thought it would be a good idea to just paint the design straight onto my nails instead of putting down a colour first. Looking at it now it probably wouldn’t be a problem if my nails weren’t so stained but because they are I should have probably put a sheer nude coat on first. Again, lesson learnt! So please forgive that as well.

I used a heap of polishes so here they all are:

  • Revlon All Fired Up (red)
  • Maybelline Party Blue (blue)
  • Ulta3 Tangerine Tango (orange)
  • Revlon Steamy Affair (“Steamy” side in beige)
  • Max Factor Cactus Green (green)
  • Models Prefer No Angel (white)
  • Kiss Nail Art Paint Black (nail striper in black)
  • I made the pink cheeks by combining the red and white polishes

So this is my little tribute to my nephew for his first birthday. Of course, he will get a real life present, too! And lots of cuddles. Thanks for reading!

10 thoughts on “Nephew’s first birthday nail art

  1. Happy birthday Alec! Your nails look great, though I understand what you mean about using a smaller striping brush. It’s so much easier to just go back over if there isn’t enough polish, but using a larger striper, you can’t always get the control.

  2. Happy birthday Alec!! What awesome nails do celebrate with!! What nails will you do for my big 30??

  3. So cute, I especially love the cake nail ๐Ÿ™‚

    I need a thinner striping brush too, or I need to cut one down ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. What a very adorable nail art for the adorable nephew! Happy Belated Birthday to Alec! Hmm, btw.. I think OPI Get Your Number didn’t clash too much as the blue is linkable with the blue balloon. So in a way, it still work out wonderfully ๐Ÿ™‚ Great job!! โ™ฅ

    • Thank you. Alec had a great day at his birthday party! It was all very cute. In regards to OPI Get Your Number, I remember when I first wore it, it was much lighter, more of the colour of the balloon, which is why I put it on. But then it was a bit darker than I thought and to me it seemed out of place, but it was tolerable.

  5. So cute!

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