I’ll be honest. I’m not really a warm-colour person. Except for a time in my misguided childhood when my favourite colour for some absurd reason was yellow, I have never fancied any ofthosecolours. You know, the reds, oranges, yellows, and (dare I say it?) pinks. I mean, they’re kind of cool when put together (minus the pink) to form a vision of a sunrise or sunset, but still, I’m not a big fan.
So I’m not quite sure what affliction I was suffering from when I tackled this nail art. Though in saying that, I quite wonder what came over me for those previous forays into pink…
I had this image in my head, and I just had to do it. The many-faceted orange polish I used (China Glaze’s Capitol Colours: Riveting) brings unusual life to this manicure, making it almost sparkle.
While I’m being honest, I might as well admit to having used Scoth tape for the straight lines. I wasn’t going to leave it to chance. Oooooh no. Too much risk in that. My only problem was trying to get the angles even – I don’t think I really succeeded there. My task wasn’t made any easier by the fact that my nails were all of different lengths.
Note to all nail art aficionados: you should probably keep your nails at a similar length for any such endeavours.
I’ll take this opportunity to point out that, for some very strange reason, I didn’t take pictures of my nails until they’d endured some wear and tear, so they are a little chipped, and missing a handful of rhinestones. Not my proudest moment…
Speaking of rhinestones, I believe these yellow sparklies are a tad too large. But they do seem to be the typical rhinestone size. Do they ever come any smaller? No? Because that would be quite nice. A bit tricky and time-consuming, but pretty.
And yes, that is henna on my right hand (seen as left in pics). I just couldn’t resist!
Posted on July 12, 2012, in French, Rhinestones and tagged fire, Firebrand, French, Mish's Nail Art, nail art, nail art blog, orange, rhinestones, sunrise, sunset, warm. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.