Friday, June 1, 2012

Challenge - Week 5

First of all: wow! I can't believe it's been five weeks already! I thought I would feel limited in my choice of polishes but the colors go really well together. This time, I made a kind of seaweed-like design (or flames, whatever you want to see in them). I had some school stuff to wrap up, some of which was formal, so I didn't want my nails to be too flashy. Okay, they're purple, maybe a little bit flashy, but I'm still me :D I just can't help but be colorful!

I lined up all my tools and polishes and settled in for a good movie with the best parents ever. On the couch. With them filling my glass with water. And not complaining about the polish smell. Like I said, best parents ever! (click on the pictures for a better view)

Using flash
After applying a base coat, I painted my nails a pretty purple from a bottle of Paris Memories. The color is somewhere between the flash and the no-flash photo. Using a tiny brush (I just use one I bought at a crafts store), I drew some lines from my cuticles up to about 2/3 of my nail. I used Luminelle Mauve Captivant by Yves Rocher. Some wiggly lines are shorter and I tried to make them cross in front of eachother like seaweed does. For the extra wow-effect, I sponged some purple glitter from Essence Season of Extremes We Are All Bright onto the base of the seaweed. The glitter reminds me of sand flying up from the bottom of the sea.

The design is a bit hard to see. With natural light on it and while wiggling my fingers a bit, you can clearly see the 'seaweed' lighting up and it's so pretty! I like my free hand nail art better than the stickers or (in the future) stamping. I can't draw to save my life, but it comes to my nails I like to think of myself as an artist. 

What is your preferred nail art technique?

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