Wednesday, 11 June 2014
Another fruity design! I did these nails a couple of days ago while I was still off work. These came from an idea I'd had about doing watermelons on my nails with the watermelons being in 'halves' rather than wedges like I previously did. I then thought that the 'curve' of the watermelon edge would fit against the curve of my oval nails. I decided to do a different piece of fruit on each nail and even drew myself a little guide on paint!
I started off with a base of Lychee (Barry M) and once dry, I used tape to create the coloured 'slices' at the top of my nails. The edge wasn't as straight as I wanted though, even using the tape, so on my other hand I just freehanded the tips. I used various different polishes (mostly Barry M!) to add the details. I am so bad at using a nail-art brush to add details, I'm so messy! I soooo wish Barry M had more colours of the nail art pens!
I finished with a topcoat - I used Nails Inc which is really shiny but doesn't dry quite as fast as Sally Hansen's Insta Dri. I don't know how pleased I am with these, I think they looked better in my mind but I do like the bananas on my thumbs!