I hope you are all enjoying the challenge so far! I know I am, and Emily has been knocking it out of the park! So if you haven't had a chance yet you should definitely make sure you check out her posts!
Today's theme is blue. I actually struggled a little with this one. I had this idea originally, but after doing one nail it didn't work out so I went in another direction which ended up turning out even worse! I decided to go back to my original idea, but changed it slightly and I am super pleased with the results!
This manicure started out with OPI My Vampire is Buff which I still have a mega crush on. It's just a wonderful nude polish. Then I used the watercolour technique with pure acetone and Essie Butler Please, China Glaze Sunday Funday, and Nailtini Blue Carnation. This created the interesting backdrop to do my little bit of art on.
I then went in with my small nail art brush and black creme to create the pattern. I used MVIB to fill in the top piece, and Butler Please and Sunday Funday to fill in the bottom triangle. The rest of the details were done in black creme!
Once I was done, I thought this might look really interesting matte so I pulled out OPI Matte Topcoat and added a layer!
So which way do you prefer my blue nail art?! Matte or glossy? I think I prefer it matte, but I can't quite decide! Make sure you head over to The Lacquerologist to see what Emily's blue nails look like!
Last years blue nails can be found here.