Ok, so it’s supposedly summer, and I wanted to do something summery. 🙂 So I allowed myself to be inspired by one of my favourite Beatles songs…
I still wanted to keep it kinda low key (instead of psychedelic) so I started with a sort of blank canvas.
This is GOSH Miss Sweety, which is a gorgeous peachy nude and I always avoid it because I think peachy nudes don’t suit me… until I put it on for a layering or something and am reminded of how much I love it.
And then there’s a moment of regret I’m not wearing it on its own.
I went on to stamp red strawberries using China Glaze Hey Sailor and an older BM plate.
And then finally used my trusty toothpick method to add leaves and dots in Sinful Colors Happy Ending and Colorama Redcurrant Jelly to make the strawberries look more like… well, strawberries, instead of random red blobs of colour.
This part of the challenge gave me an anxiety attack already in advance. I know I don’t have any image plates with patterns I could use, so I knew this would mean freehand.
Eeek. Me+freehand does not equal a good combo.
In the end, I decided to keep it as subtle as possible while borrowing sorta tribal elements.
I painted my nails using the gorgeous and unique putty green that is Make Up Store Maria. Then I added uneven peachy-nude stripes using a toothpick
(again) and GOSH Miss Sweety. I painted on a zig-zag pattern using a black nail art polish from Flormal and then finally, added pea-soup green dots using American Apparel MacArthur Park.
It’s busy and subtle at the same time, and despite being a hot mess I kinda like it. 😀