For the past few months my NOTD posts have mainly focused on individual shades, so I thought it was about time I brought back my themed and quaintly named attempts at nail art like I used to do. Have you missed them? Have ya? No? Okay then.
Anyhoo, here is something I’ve been wanting to try for a while after I saw this post (scroll down before you get confused by the black) as I thought it looked cute, colourful and most importantly, fairly easy. The colours in the above post were mostly pastels, so I thought I’d try some brighter shades.
The shades I used are:
All these were applied over a base of Nails Inc Floral Street*. I kinda like these, although I’m not sure on the colour choices as the merging of the blue, yellow and red has all gone a bit too primary colours for my liking.
This is very easy to do and it’s just a case of applying your base shade (Floral Street needed two coats to stop any streaking), let the base dry for ten minutes or so and then literally just layer each colour one stripe at a time. Once you’ve worked your way through all the colours, start again, then work out what colours are under-represented (I’m nothing if not an equal opportunities nail painter) and add a bit more of them.
I like the fact that these are the antithesis of winter nails; they’re bright, colourful and fun and that’s what I’m craving at the moment so in that regard it works well. I have to say, I’m mostly leaning towards loving these but I think the fact that they’re so chaotic – something I’m not usually a fan of with nail art – is leaving me a little non-committal. If I try this look again I think I’ll allow a bit more of the white to show through and I’ll also use thinner strokes as, ironically, the streakier the finish, the better it looks.