After spending a day with Essie Cocktails & Coconuts this past week I was liking the neutral but feeling a serious need for embellishment, so I grabbed my acrylic paints and--no surprise--headed straight for some flower nail art...
I've had a thing for greyscale lately, and I loved the way these roses turned out, all white and grey and black against the neutral base. I also used a slightly different technique this time, adding a lot more detail to the petals, and I really think it suited the high-contrast palette.
When I paint lines this eye-squintingly thin (that pinky nail is still
just under 1cm long!) it helps immensely to have a couple of cut-down
paintbrushes to work with. It's simple enough to cut them yourself, but
if you aren't familiar, Robin Moses runs through the how-to at the start
of this video.
I'm not really sure what else to say about these because I'm kinda tongue-tied and smitten. Definitely going to use this technique again, as well as the colour scheme. Soothing and neutral, yet dynamic and fun. I hated to take these off!