I’m spending Easter in New York City, so instead of full scale Easter nails, I went with patriotic. I didn’t have a lot of time to do these so I went for a rough look over perfect stripes. My right hand was actually better, the little finger not so smushed. I used a fanned brush to do the stripes and a white pen to do the stars.
I didn’t really have any Easter colours except pink, so I used one with some nail pens for the speckled effect.
This is Models Own Indian Ocean over a matt black polish. It’s only one coat, so I look forward to trying multiple coats over a white. It is very sparkly.
I’d tried to turn my nails into poppies for my Grandma’s birthday, but alas they did not turn out as I had in my head. More practice required! The red is Cruella’s Disney Villain polish, green is Maleficent and the black is a normal black.
For the uninitiated, I was calling my 4 week themed chunks… chunks. Now I am calling them chapters! I realised yesterday that I never reviewed Chapter 2 (exercise), and Chapter 3 (work) has just ended!
To backtrack if you missed out, an explanation of my year goals and Chapter 1 (Food).
We’re fortunate in Woking to have our own gallery. Even more fortunate that it is free to visit! When I have people to stay it is always one of the things on the list. They have tons of interesting art, and often things you wouldn’t see anywhere else.
I found this cool pin which shows someone putting crayons into a silicon ice cube tray and cooking them in the oven for a bit. The result is cute, marbled heart shaped crayons. I decided to give it a try.
I went for a spring colour with these lovely flowery tree transfers as it’s the equinox this week.
Simple this week. I’ve been ill and didn’t have time to play. This is Models Own Velvet Goth in Obsidian. It’s supposed to be matt, but the sparkles don’t sparkle without the glossy topcoat. I like it as a different take to black polish.
I thought I’d try my hand at water marbling. It is harder than the tutorials let on and I think I used the wrong polish. I was trying to go for chocolate swirled on pancakes and ended up with overly brown nails. Still kind of interesting, and something I want to try again with better polish.