I always feel the excitement when September rolls around, so this time, I decided to try my hand at my first ever Chalkboard Nails (or Back to School Nails)!
Ever since I first laid eyes on the Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Nail Stamping Image Plates, I knew I had to use BM-H23 for chalkboard nail art.
Although I smudged the design, and not all the white lines are crisp, I still fell in love with this look. To me, it really does look like chalk on a board. (And remember my philosophy? Happiness is more important than perfection!) Plus how can you not smile when you see globes, the Einstein’s Theory of Relativity (E=mc²), a glass beaker, and a mathematical equation on your nails? 😉
(Check out my photos of my thumb. You’ll be able to see more of the design. I have small fingers, so the entire design didn’t show up on the other 4 nails. But, the good news is that you get enough of the pattern showing up well!)
The green base is the lovely Rescue Beauty Lounge Recycle, the white polish is Konad Special Nail Polish White, and to give the entire design that authentic chalkboard feel, I finished off the look with the OPI Matte Top Coat.
It’s been several years since I graduated from university with my Psychology Honours B.A., but I still get mistaken for being a student. (It’s always funny when I tell people my age, and I witness the look of surprise creep up on their face.)
For all of you who are going back to school today, I hope that the day goes smoothly and that you have a great time with your friends (and that you meet new kindred spirits)!
Although studying isn’t as fun as nail polish, put in the effort and try your best to do well. Your education is important, and even if it seems very stressful, stick to it. All your hardships and experiences in school really do help to shape you and prepare you for life later on, not just with book smarts.
Enjoy working on your projects, doing presentations for class, checking out the cutie who sits 2 desks in front of you, and getting involved with extracurricular activities to keep you well-rounded.
Chalkboard Nails (Back to School Nails) Swatches
All swatches have:
- OPI Nail Envy Nail Strengthener (Used as a base coat)
- 2 coats of Rescue Beauty Lounge Recycle
- Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Nail Stamping Image Plate BM-H23 (Provided by Bundle Monster)
- Konad Special Nail Polish in White
- OPI Matte Top Coat (Provided by PR)
Natural Light Photos
Really close up in photos, the designs look scratched, haha, but at a normally viewing distance, it was barely noticeable. Funny how when you blow up your nails, you can see every little detail.
In case you’re curious to see what the entire full-nail design looks like, here’s a photo. (My nails are small, so they’re not wide enough to show you everything.)
Click here if you want to check out my in-depth Bundle Monster Holiday Collection Nail Stamping Image Plates review where I show you every single plate in the set in detail!
If you’d like to see Rescue Beauty Lounge Recycle (the base green) with a shiny finish, I’ve done a review on that last year. Check out the link.
And, if you’re new to nail stamping, you may want to click on over to my nail stamping tutorial that I did a very long time ago when I first started out.
Hey, if you try this look out, it would be neat if you painted some nails to look like pencils and/or a ruler. It would be really fun! Let your imagination go nuts!
Would you try your hand at these chalkboard nails? Are you going back to school today? What are some of your fond memories from school?
Edit: Yay! It’s so great to see that even large companies take the time to interact with bloggers!