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Hi there! Long time, no see, huh? Sorry about that. I haven't felt much like blogging lately...been a bit burnt out. But I definitely wanted to share my Autism Awareness mani with you guys! As many of you may know, April is Autism Awareness Month and quite a few bloggers show their support by doing blue manicures or manis with puzzle themes. I decided to combine both for my design!
Everything show is done with polish and I'll include a list at the end of the post of the polishes I used. I created the interlocked puzzle designs on my thumb and ring finger by taping off sections of each nail and painting them a different a shade of blue. Then I used a large dotting tool to create the interlocking part of the pieces. It's a fairly easy technique, but a little time consuming to get everything lined up just right.
I freehanded both the puzzle Autism ribbon and yellow puzzle piece with different colors of polishes and dotting tools, then did a simple sponged gradient on my middle nail. I love the way this whole mani came together!
Thank you so much for reading!
Base color: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear~Breezy Blue
Gradient and Interlocking Puzzle Pieces: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear~Breezy Blue & Pacific Blue, Orly~Snowcone, Sinful Colors~Into The Blue
Autism Ribbon: Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear~Breezy Blue & Pacific Blue, Wet 'n' Wild Wild Shine~Red Red & Get Lucky
Pinky Nail Puzzle Piece: Wet 'n' Wild Wild Shine~Get Lucky
Black striping polish