Art Club is known for making some of the best nail art polishes on the market. They're what you call 'striper' (not stripper, that's another post for another time) polishes. They're called that because they have a very long skinny brush instead of a normal polish brush and it's perfect for making stripes and other nail art.
Art Club just released the Technicolor Doll nail art kit to coincide with the release of Color Club's Electro Candy collection for summer. The kit includes:
5 Neon Stripers: Technicolor Doll, Psychedelic Dream, Paisley Paradise, Electric Universe, Cosmic Creature
2 jars of sprinkles: Aqua Charms, Fuchsia Charms
3 Self-Stick Decal Sheets: Floral Decal, Heart Decal and Swirl Decal.
The model for the advertisement has such amazing makeup, too. I never remember to take a picture of the advertisement. She has neon yellow and green eyeshadow with black double-winged liquid liner. Gorgeous, I'm going to steal that look this week.
Anyway, there's the whole kit. Let's move on to the nail art.
Anyone can do this nail art, it's not difficult. The only extra equipment required will be black polish and a dotting tool if you want to do the dots.
Let's start off with something extra simple:
I love the combination of neon and black, it reminds me of the 90's. The 90's rocked.
If that design isn't interesting enough, you can spice it up a little bit with your dotting tool:
But if you're like me and want something a little more over the top, break out the sprinkles! I used Fuchsia Charms:
One interesting thing about the charms- if you peel one of them off after your polish has dried, it will leave a flower-shaped hole in your polish. It almost looks intentional, pretty cool actually.
Let's try another design with dots!
A simple, bright look with a base of Color Club Volt of Light.
Not colorful enough? Try adding more colors.
And one more very simple design:
This is neon pink and green, but it came out looking more like Christmas with snowflakes! So, hey, why not sport a Christmas manicure in April? This one used the Aqua Charms.
Now here's something a little more involved.
And now that we've seen abstract, let's go back to something more geometric.
In 1995 I had a coat that looked like this.
I also had one that looked like this.
Of course, those designs weren't awesome enough for me so I had to take it one step further...
I added one of the 'swirl' decals (looks more like a butterfly to me) to make it more interesting.
I took these pictures while the polish was still wet, so please excuse the weird thickness of the polish. It goes away when it dries, I promise.
I really love nail art. I wish I was able to do it more often!
The Art Club striper polishes are perfect. The polish is opaque, it dries quickly and the brushes are just the right firmness. Since this kit contains neon polishes, you will need a topcoat if you want them to look shiny. I used Seche Vite, but I bet the Color Club Vivid Color Intensifying topcoat would work well on these too.