So, the clown nails didn't even make it a full week. (Did I mention how they creeped me out?) But I happened to find these lovelies (right after painting the clown design) on where else but Pinterest! Of course I was dying to try them out. The pin &/ post don't provide any directions, so I used some tips from other post to create this design.
I began started with the balloon color; the darker of the color on the nail. I happen to be impatient and use Sally Hansen's Insta - Dry (found at Walmart or Walgreens). Once dry, I positioned some reinforcement stickers onto the bottom part of my nail and then painted the sky color on top; the lighter of the two. Now, I know that the pin has white as the color, but I really wanted the perception of balloons in the sky so I used the light blue (an Avon color my fantabulous mother-in-law gave me). Once that was pretty close to dry I peeled of the stickers.
Here's the part that I found to be tricky & ended up
cursing sighing quite a bit while doing: the balloon tie off. I did my balloon tie off a bit differently, but wish I had referred back to this pin before doing so, but I still like the overall look. Once that was dry I was able to finally use one of my new Sally Hansen Nail Art Pens; the black one! It was a breeze to use & not all that difficult to do with my non-dominant hand. (Excuse this pic, I took it before I cleaned up my nails around the edges.)
Live & learn: don't paint a yellow balloon. Maybe it's just me, but I truly hate the way my yellow balloon looks on all of the nails that have one. It's just too light and looks like a big ol' glob of paint; like I have no clue what I'm doing. Which I don't, but I surely have fun
trying playing! I also used green, & really like the way that color looks! And I can never neglect my piggies! But I did them slightly differently just because of the nature of the toenail. I really like the effect & would even consider doing something like this with my fingers. I love how the string just continues onto the other toes creating this illusion of the balloon disappearing into the sky!