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?
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!