Today I'm going to start off showing you my first Homage Month manicure, but first, I just want to gab a little bit about nail art. The biggest reason why I started blogging was a desire to showcase my nail art. I love having pretty, polished nails and sometimes I do want a simple look, but most of the time, I love having art on my fingertips.
Before I started blogging though, I read blogs. I started off reading two that my friend recommended, Nailside and Chalkboard Nails, and quickly became addicted. My feed reader now tracks many, many more, but I have to start off Homage Month with my tributes to these two fantastic nail artists.
This design comes from Nailside and she's even done a handy dandy tutorial on it to make it super easy to replicate!
I actually had to do this manicure twice. The first time, I used a springy bright green, a light baby blue and a peachy orange, but when I top coated, the top coat I was testing bubbled like crazy all over! Suffice to say, it has to go! In any case, I was a little sad, so I decided to change my colors when I redid it. This gray version features China Glaze Concrete Catwalk, American Apparel Mouse, and OPI Stranger Tides.
I didn't get to take pictures right away because it was super late when I finished it, so it's a little scratched up from the continued spring cleaning going on this week. I won't make you suffer through a bunch of photos =P I grabbed my SV for this as well, without really thinking, and I got a ton of shrinkage. I did actually have to go back and fix my accent nail at the tip because it showed really badly in photos, so I apologize for that too!