|My inspiration from Beaching Nails.
I have currently been wearing my nails that just go past the end of my fingers by about 1mm. They are just long enough to paint easily without making a mess on the end of my finger. I ordered a longer set of nail that are more like 6mm past the end of my fingers. The manufacturer calls them glamour length. I also requested them in french tip. I thought it would be fun to have an extra set that I can try out more extreme or complicated nail art on. I saw the above photo from Beaching Nails and had to try it. I wanted to use a different color scheme that better suited my polish collection. I used Layla Ultraviolet as the base color and then sponged on China Glaze Sci-Fly By to add a gradient of colors. I was real happy with the results. When I was 3/4 done applying the black polish, it dawned on me I should have mirrored the design for the right hand. I didn't bother to redo it since this is a learning mani. If it had been done for someone, I would have redone it to make it right. I also would use the next size down dotting tool.
I decided I couldn't go through all the work without at least wearing them for a day before removing the polish to try another nail art design. I was a bit nervous about wearing these longer nails in combination with such a vibrant in your face design. I decided what the f@#k and put on my new design and wore it to work. Much to my relief and disappointment, NOT ONE person said anything. However, the girls at the nail salon where I went for my pedi tonight really loved it and the cashier at target said she loved my nails. I wouldn't want to wear my nails this long all the time, I have to be way to careful. The shorter ones require minimal thought to avoid pain. I am sure if I left these on for a week, my brain would adapt and it would be less troublesome. Tomorrow I have to do some carpentry or auto work depending on the weather. I will report back on how that went later.
I would like to thank Beaching Nails for making her tutorial picture and allowing me to repost it. Please visit her at http://beachingnails.blogspot.com