How is it already the end of August?! I’m not sure how it happened, but Melissa (from The Fashion Huntress) and I have decided to ring in the end of summer with a Pirate themed #MonthlyMani! What does pirate themed nail art look like?? I have no clue! So, I went with simple and fun black, white + gold nails – oh, and some temporary metallic finger tattoos for good measure, because #JackSparrow!
The black and white stripes are pretty standard pirate fare, and the gold glitter polish is also fairly obvious, but I think the metallic finger tattoos are what really add to the bohemian vibe. I have to be honest, I thought I was going to hate those metallic finger tattoos, but I actually became kind of obsessed. The way they shimmered in the sun and caught my eye and made it look like I was wearing fabulous accessories without having to actually take any rings off when I washed my hands?! Practical and cute = LOVE!
The manicure itself was really simple. I started with my base coat of black, white + gold nails, then once that layer was dry, added stripes, dots and… well, smudges. I tried for half-moons on the index fingers with the gold glitter, but I’ve never been very good at those. I’m still happy with the result, and especially the striped nails. The striping brush really helps make it surprisingly easy to do.
The polishes are pictured above, and the metallic finger / hand tattoos are from Julep as well. I’m not sure how well this manicure really embodies pirate-ism (??), but I like that it’s subtle. It really felt like the perfect manicure to end summer – a little bit attitude & a little bit glam.
I’ll be continuing my “Back to School” series in my next post. It’s a little bit different from my usual posts, and I’m a little nervous about it, but I think you guys will like it. At least, I hope so.
In the meantime, be sure to check out Melissa’s argh-worthy nails over at The Fashion Huntress!
As always, thanks for reading! :)