June 25, 2014

Pop Some Bubbly - Champagne Nail Art

Champagne Nail Art

Day 13 of the Bundle Monster 30-Day Nail Art Challenge is "Celebratory Drink." Nothing says "celebration" quite like champagne since that's usually the only time you drink it, except of course mimosas at brunch.  Although that could be "celebratory" in my case because I am NOT a morning person, so to wake me up early on a weekend for brunch is a miracle and cause for celebration.  Plus I love breakfast food, so that is always a celebration for me. 
But back to nails...  Since I'm using champagne as my celebratory drink theme, I decided to paint my nails in the champagne color scheme.  Champagne bottles are usually green with gold labels, so those are the colors I used.
Ulta, Wet N Wild, Orly, Sinful Colors, Bundle Monster nailplate 
Polish Used:
  • Ulta - Envy
  • Wet n Wild Wild Shine Nail Color - French White Crème
  • Orly Nail Lacquer - Luxe
  • Sinful Colors Professional Nail Polish Enamel - All About You
  • Ulta - Starry Night
Other Supplies:

How to create the look: 

  1. Paint the base colors.  I'm using Envy, Luxe, and French White CrèmeEnvy is very opaque and only 2 coats are needed.  Luxe requires three.  The white polish is a little thin, so a lot of coats are needed.  A more expensive brand probably has more pigments in it, but I try to use a lot of drug store brands to be more budget-friendly.
  2. Next, stamp the champagne bottle on your thumb, using the Bundle Monster nail plate with Luxe.  If you've never stamped before, a great tutorial can be found on Nail It! Magazine.
  3. Add some glitter to the gold nail.  Apply Starry Night half way up from the tip.  I only used 2 coats for a little glitter, but you can do more if you prefer. 
  4. For the stripes, use a Nail Brush(a toothpick would work too), to paint lines along the tips of the green nails in French White Crème, Luxe, and All About You.

When applying top coat to nail stamps, make sure there is a lot of polish on the brush so you can cover the nail with as little swipes as possible.  Too much brushing over the design can drag the color. 

  • If you want the base coats to dry faster so you can add the nail art, apply a coat of the quick dry top coat to speed up the process.
  • Make sure you nail is COMPLETELY dry before stamping.  Otherwise you could still smudge the polish (even with a quick dry top coat).

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