As far as I can tell, Christina Rinaldi is an expert in nail art and design. I stumbled upon her amazing slideshow on BellaSugar here. Also, her tumblr feed is incredible, detailed with her inspiration, supplies, and all sorts of goodies! Here is a sneak peek:
All I have to say is, "stunning," not to mention, incredibly creative.
So, I thought, why not give one of these a go? Not on myself, of course, as my left hand is decidedly useless.
Fortunately, I had an extra pair of naked hands lying around (thank you, Alica)!
My inspiration, you ask? Well, it's this lovely mix of mod triangles and polka dots:
Next comes the fun part! Pull out your Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen and practice some small dots on a scratch piece of paper. When you feel comfortable with your tiny dots, get to work on your nails. In the original manicure by Christina Rinaldi, she arranged her dots in the same way as her color triangle. However, I tried to do it a bit differently by making the dots slightly asymmetrical, in that they begin lower on the nail and are less horizontally inclined (if that makes sense). Get creative with it and do what you like best.
Here is the final product. Love.