Hello! :) It finally rained yesterday and haze has cleared up quite a lot. Praise God for that! Today I'd be showing you a nail art I did last week and wore over the weekend. It is inspired by this photo. I love the setting of the photo as well as the colours and the atmosphere it gives - a little bit industrial and a little bit mysterious.
Taking the inspiration, I played around with the idea of having flowers seemingly growing out of the frame. Somehow, this idea reminds me of the times when I was excessively making cards and decorating them. I was so 'addicted' I would find reasons to so I can make the cards (along with the huge mess! =P).
Ahh I've been wanting to do something like this for ages!! The frames always tend to 'scare' me off. Thus, stalling the execution time. I couldn't put it off any longer since my eyes set on the photo that inspired me. And I'm so glad I did! I love how it turned out. My heart fluttered with happiness when these received compliments from a lady at the counter :D
Perhaps, my black frame could be bigger. And the index a little better. Those were my only thoughts after completing this look. If my hand's temperature wasn't that hot, I would have redo them. Anyway, I started with two coats of light grey on each nail. Let dry. Using a sponge with loose gaps, I dabbed on lightly a lighter grey shade (OPI MBSW). Then I used my darker grey polish and painted the half of the nails - making sure I have some intended irregularities for a more interesting look. Allow them to dry. Using the sponge again and this time using the same light grey of the base colour, dab lightly onto the darker grey. Next, I used my nail art brush to draw the black frame, roses and the vines accordingly.
On an overall scale, I'm very satisfied with how they turned out. On most fingers, except the index. I can't seem to get the vines to be 'right'. The thought of redo-ing during the super hot previous week felt like a huge no-no to me. Speaking of hot weather, to anyone of you who are living under hot climates, how do you cope with polishing under such conditions? There was once I had to resort to dipped my fingers into icy cool water just to prevent them from bubbling up. So I'm curious, would you happen to have any other tips?
Colours and tools used:
From left to right: 17 Chaperone, OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, BK 12
From left to right: Holika Holika Black, The Face Shop YL702, Frankened Peach Shade (used to be Etude House COR202), Sasatinnie Strawberry
From left to right: Etude House GR605, Etude House Ultra Green
Brushes and sponge used