i've only recently started painting my nails.
i still don't own my own nail file.
this is something i get "a talking to" every single time
i go home to Arkansas and see my grandmother.
since moving to nyc -
i kind of have zero excuse to not keep my nails pretty.
bc manicures are the only cheap thing available in this city.
sooo... it's obvious that i have NOT mastered
painting my own nails -
much less attempted these cool tricked out DIY looks.
but i wish i could.
thebeautydepartment.com gives tutorials on stuff like this ...like how to use scotch tape to get the first nail look shown (i repeat...scotch tape)
and the last photo i posted looks amazing...but there's
no way in hell i'd do the 9 million steps
just to stain my nails the perfect "ombre".
i really love these looks.
maybe i'll try my first DIY project - and then i'll let one of my roommates write a "follow-up" blog post about how i somehow got stuck in all that scotch tape and ombre'd myself up to my elbows.