For these monarch butterfly nails, I started off with two coats of Zoya Tanzy, a light orange shimmer. I then sponged on China Glaze Riveting to give a gradient effect from light to dark shimmery orange. I used Zoya Raven and a striping brush to paint the lines, and Zoya Purity and a dotting tool to add the white dots at the tips of the wings.. I mean nails. :)
I really love how these turned out, especially with the gradient! I think after doing this once I am getting a better feel for how to use the striping brush well, and it makes me want to totally recreate the look because I think I could do a much better job, haha. Maybe this summer! It was a lot easier than I thought it would be, and aside from horribly smearing some of the dots, I really loved it.
Also, my starting the 31 day challenge prompted my sister Becky to do it along with me! We are a bit off-synch right now but we'll probably get caught up soon. Check out her day one nails! Now I'm off to brainstorm what do to for day three... check back Friday to see what I come up with!