I am still somewhat at a loss as to what to do with my freakishly short nails. I love the French manicure look, but I am no longer able to pull it off (much to my everlasting dismay). So I sort of decided to wing it.
If you know me, then you’ll know that’s not exactly the best of ideas. And certainly not in character.
Nonetheless, that is the approach I took, and you know what? I think this nail art is bloody awesome.
I was going for a pale orange colour as the base. Only having two orange nail polishes in my possession, I resorted to acrylic paint. I mixed some bright orange (the only orange paint I had) with a heap of white, and this is the resulting colour. Not the pale, timid, pastel shade I was aiming for.
No. This is so much better.
It’s bold, luminescent. It’s freakin’ bright. It certainly catches the eyes.
As you may have noticed from my recent posts, I have a fascination with my striping tool. Don’t worry; no doubt the obsession will wane with time. But for now, please humour me. Having created this awesome orange, I thought I may as well go with a fire theme. Cue the striping of orange and red paint. Technically it’s supposed to be orange flames, with red as highlights/shadows.
Yeah, not so much on my right hand.
(Please forgive the sharp harshness of the above picture. I wanted to give you a clear look at the flames, but the flash has distorted the colours.)
I contemplated doing more to the nails, but in the end I decided: less is more, right?
Posted on February 10, 2013, in Paint, Short, Simple, Striping tool and tagged bold, bright, fire, flames, Flames Entwine, Mish's Nail Art, nail art, nail art blog, paint, short nails, simple, striping tool. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.