Comic Book Inspired Nails

Friday, July 31, 2015

Hi, everyone. I hope that you're all having a fantastic summer. It's been a bit of a strange one, weather-wise for us. Lots of weird humidity has been happening. I've been pretty lazy with my nails as well. I have been doing my toes (since naked toes look kind of sad to me, esp in summer) but my fingernails haven't been getting too much attention. But I went to San Diego Comic-Con a few weeks ago and wanted to give myself an appropriate look. I decided to go with the classic comic strip look, Check out the details below.

SDCC 2015 Comic Manicure  

I used 2 coats of Pahlish The Ghost Shift over a black creme as a base. I thought it needed the black to be opaque but The Ghost Shift was really pigmented and I could have just used that. I love how the holo sparkles in the sun.

SDCC 2015 Comic Manicure

Then, using stamping plate VL-011 from Vivid Lacquer, I stamped my nails in a random pattern trying to make each nail slightly different. I used a plain, black creme (American Apparel Hassid) for stamping.

SDCC 2015 Comic Manicure

My thumbnail was definitely my favorite. This manicure lasted quite a while. It was great for the full 5 days that I was at Comic-Con and stayed almost chip free for days afterwards. I really liked this manicure and would love to try it again sometime with brighter colors.

Have you ever done comic inspired nails? I'd love to see what you did to help me come up with more ideas for next year.