I'm surprised at how well this is working, and it's turning into a bit of an obsession. For example, last night, I applied and re-applied 5 coats of white nail-polish about 4 times till it looked perfect. And then I removed it today again, because I wanted a different colour on them. But right now, my nails look way too pretty to do otherwise.
So here are some recent pictures of the stuff I've been doing to my nails. They've grown a slight bit, so I'm happy as well. Small joys, I suppose.
Teal with black polka dots
This is so so easy to do. Just paint your nails any colour you want. Since I don't have any fancy nail tools, I had some old black eyeliner with a felt tip that I never use, so I used that to make the dots, I just applied them uniformly and alternately so they looked even and not too random. Some clear coat/top coat and that's it.
Neon tribal nails
A bit tougher, but still easy. I used a light polish as a base, and on top of that I did zig-zag lines of magenta pink and bright orange acrylic paint. Then added two dots at the bottom where it was empty between the first zig-zag pattern. Top coat and voila. Funky looking nails.
Cherry Blossom nails
I am SO pleased with how this turned out! I saw a youtube tutorial on this by cutepolish on Youtube and thought it was absolutely adorable. So I thought I'd try it myself. Use a mint/light blue/light green colour as your base. Then, with a black striper (I used my felt-tip liner again), make random strokes resembling branches. Don't make too many if you have short nails like I do. With some light pink and dark pink/red polish, apply dots on the branches. Then going back in with the black, make the stamens (just some tiny lines or dots on the edges of the blossoms to look like the pollen.) Top coat as usual to smooth out the blotchiness and DONE!
Comment below telling me which one you liked best. :)