Today's nails are inspired by (which means totally copied from) the talented Claire over at Nuthin' But A Nail Thing. I only recently saw this beautiful mani that she did back in April, and immediately wanted to give it a go. I'm rubbish at coming up with tribal designs myself, I much prefer to copy patterns so I know they're going to work out.
Unfortunately I had to rush this a bit so it isn't as neat as I could have done :-( I did it before going to work.
I loooove this yellow! It's Barry M's Summer Limited Edition polish (the one with the funky lid) and it's sooo bright. I used two coats without a white base. I then used the black, white and pink nail-art pens (will I ever get tired of these? NO <3 ) to draw on the design. It's all sealed in with a topcoat.
Weirdly, I noticed at work that the patterned tips are tinged yellow if you look closely. I dunno if this happened when I put on the topcoat, or whether the black/pink/white isn't thick enough and it's showing through? Anyway, it's annoying and making me want to take it off, even though it looks fine!
I had a fab day yesterday seeing some of my friends, we went to see Mamma Mia in London and we all had funky nails for the occasion! Kathie's are the blue/black crackle and are nail wraps! And Bob's are the neon splatter. So colourful! :-)