For some reason, often my first instinct is to do free-hand nail art on a nude-coloured base. I really don’t know why.
Because I’m not even sure I like the effect. That is scribbles on a bare nail. 😛
Still. I seem to have done it again for the weekend.
I first started off my painting my nails with three coats of Alessandro Peaches & Cream. Hate the formula, but it is the most accurate mannequin hands polish for me in my collection. (I have no idea why I have so many nudes as I really don’t like them…)
And then I used Essie Geranium, Essence Wake Up!, Essence Sundancer and Nubar Milk Chocolate to paint some flowers on the base.
Voila! What are you wearing to welcome in autumn with this weekend? 🙂 And don’t forget to check out the foods! 😉
Here’s the 24th task of the challenge: nails inspired by a book. Or, in my case, books. According to Goodreads, I read something around 300 novels a year, and immediately after finishing I loooove most of them. 😛
So, instead of going with one novel, I scanned in and printed out sections from a few novels I’ve read recently and used them to do the so-called “newspaper nails”.
I started with a base of a the beautiful Alessandro Milkshake — an aptly named pale pink two-coater.
And then added a couple of layers of printed words.
All I can say about this… about time I tried this! I love the result and I’m eager to try it again one of these days.
I really need to step up with this challenge. While doing this, I’ve accumulated so many new polishes this past week that I can’t wait to try that I’m a little bit frustrated…
Here’s day 9: rainbow nails!
I painted my nails with two coats of Models Own Beth’s Blue — a gorgeous periwinkle pastel creme. (I have so much love for this shade!)
Then I used a toothpick dipped in a variety of polishes (China Glaze Hey Sailor! – Alix Avien No 180 – SH Mellow Yellow – Sinful Colors Innocent – Alessandro Turquoise Ocean – SpaRitual Circle of Life – ChG Flying Dragon).
I had kids call this “rasta-nails”. 😀 I think we need to re-examine what rasta means with them. 😛
p.s. I picked up my first MAC lipstick today — Impassioned — and I think I am absolutely in love. My previous everyday lippe was Make Up Store’s Pout, but I wanted a change for the warmer weather… and Impassioned makes me so happy. 😀