Todays’s Mani Monday nail art is a design that I have been wanting to do for ages… camouflage! And I am really pleased with how it came out.
I have wanted to do marble inspired nail art for ages and I’m pretty pleased with the results. I was just making it up as I went along so it’s definitely something I’ll revisit, I think some more detailing with darker shades will give it even more impact and make it look more realistic.
When we went to New York we had an afternoon in the Museum Of Modern Art and it was wonderful. There were so many paintings that I never thought I would see in person and those by Jackson Pollock were a particular highlight. As soon as I saw it I knew I wanted to try to recreate it on my nails.
Until I met the MoYou ladies I had never tried nail stamping – I know, what a terrible nail blogger! I had seen amazing, intricate nail designs and always wanted to get involved but never made the leap. But when I went to a blogging event and saw the MoYou stand I was drawn like a moth to the brightly coloured flame.
I bought 3 of the Sally Hansen nail art pens in New York (if you want to have a nosey at the other goodies I got you can watch my haul videos HERE and HERE). Although I wanted every single pen that they stocked, I was very reserved and picked the pens I thought I would use the most: white, black and red. I am an impatient soul and I wanted to try them out straight away, so this is my first foray into some simple nail art using them.
I have had some beautiful art images pinned to my nail art inspiration Pinterest board for ages. But I was totally bowled over by Ashley Goldberg – she does some stunning work and these nails are a very poor imitation – so go have a look at her stuff and swoon! I hope you like my abstract nail art inspired by the incredible Ashley Goldberg.
I did this manicure freehand with my trusty teeny tiny paintbrush and a lot of different colours, I can give you specifics if you want to know a shade name. Just leave a comment and I’ll get back to you.
This weekend the weather was absolutely glorious. It finally felt like it was the start of summer. And to honour that, I decided to do some fruity watermelon nail art. I hated this manicure until the moment I put top coat on and then I fell in love with it! (Does anyone else do this? All of my manicures are hideous until the very last second when they come together!)