05 November 2013

Twinsie Tuesday: Clouds

For today's TT prompt of "cloud" I was thinking about finally doing another Nailside cloud manicure (I love those so much, and it's been ages!), but an untried sky blue polish convinced me to take a more literal approach and do some quick and easy cloud nail art.

nail art clouds

My base colour for these cloud nails is CQ Creme Blue (510). Bought on my last trip to the US, this is my first polish by CQ, and I really like the colour! A soft but bright, sky blue, it's also just a teeny bit dusty (though to my eye it dries a little bit brighter and a little less dusty than the bottle). I will say I found it a bit runny on the first coat and prone to pulling, but it leveled nicely and looked great in 3 coats.

cloud nail art

The clouds were very easily added with a torn cosmetic sponge. First some light dabs of white (Bandi Snow White), then some even lighter patches of Zoya Dove grey and a few brighter areas of white again, and they were done in about three minutes. Simple and fun!

cloud nail art

I was going to add a little something else, but Husband was so sweet and complimentary of how they looked just like this that he convinced me to stop right here and just leave them alone. I don't exercise restraint very often, but when I do it's usually the right call. I mean, I can always give the other bits a try tomorrow...

In the meantime, please check out my fellow Twinsies for more "cloud" manicures!

Amanda at Amandalandish
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Anna at Going to the Showing
Anne at Grape Fizz Nails
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
ChiChi at I'm Just Me...ChiChi
Cordia at Seriously Swatched
Elizabeth at Did My Nails
Heather at Peace, Love and Polish
Kelly at Tuxarina
Lakeisha at Refined & Polished
Maribeth at Obsessive Cosmetic Hoarders Unite
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Meredith at Polish and Charms
Nory at Fierce Makeup and Nails
Rachel at Top Coat It
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les
Traci at DrinkCitra


  1. Amazing, I'm gonna try this! :D

  2. Your could are simply perfect - I thought I was looking out the window ;)

  3. Gorgeous! I didn't think to do clouds this way, but it's perfect! And pleeeeeease.... do the extra bits and show us!

  4. Love that you actually did clouds! Lovely

  5. Love it! Love the background color and cloud design. Great job indeed!

  6. I love this!! It looks just like puffy clouds in the sky. And that CQ is the perfect blue!

  7. I love it! The clouds look so wispy and cute. :)

  8. your nails are looking like a perfect day :D

  9. Your clouds look so realistic! Beautifully done! :D


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