the best beauty arsenal
and now the finishing touch: nail art to keep you busy in the post-apocalyptic
world (or in reality, during winter break). I rounded up the best—and most
useful—manis from Pinterest. Plus, I even included my own tutorial to beckon
the end of times. And I feel fine.
Today's the last day of the Mayan calendar, and we've got R.E.M.'s "End of the World" on loop. Never fret. GL
HQ has been prepping for the End of Days in style. We’ve dished out the
Editor's Note: Yes, we realize that the Mayans probably didn't double-check their number-crunching. This is all in good fun. So, sit back and enjoy the splendors of nail art.
Twinkies. Sure, you might be the bunker grub of choice, but I’m stocking up on
other sweets for the End of Days. Fingers crossed my supply won’t run out.
Source: nailcrazyyouknowit.tumblr.com via Savannah
Hieronymus on Pinterest
You glow, girl
out? No prob. Your cell phone’s battery can only last so long, so why not deck
your digits in glow bright neons to show the way? Brilliant!
photorenren.com via Jamala Jones on Pinterest
GPS at your fingertips
the OG GPS: maps. Worry no more that you’ll lose your way. Get where you’re
going without wasting a half hour just trying to fold the map back up again.
nailcrazyyouknowit.tumblr.com via Lorilei B on Pinterest
talk about fierce! It’s going to be a dog-eat-dog world if the Mayans were
right. Claw your way to the top with these ferocious fingertips.
theillustratednail.tumblr.com via pinmarklet on Pinterest
says “predators beware” quite like spikes. Didn’t stock up on the trend while
ya could? These tough tips should do the trick.
chloesnails.blogspot.com via Patti Ribeiro on Pinterest
Stud your ground
up the fierce factor with 3D studs. Who said nail art was too dainty to ward
off shady characters?
nailasaurus.blogspot.com via Kelsey Haywood on Pinterest
are new hues won’t be as readily available in the post-apocalyptic world. Easy
solution: making a custom color with your makeup stash.
nevertoomuchglitter.wordpress.com via Kayla Madden on Pinterest
Nail art fit for a museum
can bet museums will be closed, too. Keep your favorite works of art close to
your heart, err, fingers.
beautylish.com via Olivia k on Pinterest
Yup, same goes for wearable works of art. Bring your fave trends with you while
NYFW is put on hold. Fall ’13 shows cancelled? Never! Fashion always prevails.
refinery29.com via Asha McGee on Pinterest
Lessons in geometry
it: You’d be bored if school were cancelled forever. Brush up on your math
smarts with lines, triangles and grids galore.
blog.birchbox.com via Erica Eddleman on Pinterest
Go with glitter
is never a bad time to wear glitter. What? There just isn’t. The End of Times
is kinda like the end of the year, so just amp up your NYE glitz.
steffels.blogspot.com via Angela Wood on Pinterest
now the finishing touch. In honor of the Mayan prophecy, I whipped up a tribal
mani tutorial. Truthfully, I would have preferred to paint the actual calendar on
my tips, but that requires a magnifying glass, an art degree and an extra
thousand years just to finish it. Besides, this print was seen practically
everywhere this year, so why not send off the world with the year’s best print?
coat (preferably light)
colors (or more, if you’re bold)
paintbrush, nail pens or toothpick
Paint your base.
Draw two thin horizontal lines at
the bottom of your nail. These help create the geometric pattern we’re going
Draw hashlines, dots or zig-zags
between the lines.
Continue your design by going up
the nails. Pick whichever pattern and colors you want to keep it looking fresh.
Add a clear coat, and voila!
more nail art to keep you busy while the world ends? We’ve got lots—and I mean
lots—of tutorials right here.
mani are you rocking out when the world ends? Blog about it, babes.
BY KARMEN FOX ON 12/21/2012 12:01:00 AM
POSTED IN new year's, Best of 2012, beauty, how to, nails, party, winter, diy mani