Day 6 of Chalkboard’s 31 day nail challenge is VIOLET and I came up with a bold purple petunia design using my new Essence colour & go polishes! The lighter base color (3 coats) is called Essence Oh My Glitter! and it’s such a pretty, pretty purple, I just love it! It’s one of those purple shades that’s dusty, but also bright at the same time. (does that make sense ?)
Moving on to the petunia motif… I started by free-handing the petals with a detail brush and cheap black nail polish. I almost always use this NYC brand of polish called Black Lace Creme for my black nail art. This stuff was $0.98! Also, it’s nice and smooth and it doesn’t get too goopy on my brush. It’s just a great cheapo polish to have on hand! Then I filled in the black outlines with Essence Break Through, a deep magenta-tinted purple. The flowers came out big and bold but luckily they don’t outshine my gorgeous base color! I like that my eye keeps catching the pink and purple micro-glitter that’s in there. Here’s a close-up of Oh My Glitter! so you can see ….
Want to see more purple manicures? Here’s the inlinkz for 31DC2013 violet theme…
Hi everybody! Hope your hump day is coming along nicely!
I have a pretty purple halfmoon to share with you today. I am loving this manicure! The contrast of the different purple shades is like WOW in real life! I hope I captured some of it’s WOW in my pics. 🙂
I started out with two coats of a medium purple called No Hard Feelings by Sally Hansen Hard as Nails. I borrowed it from my mom since it was just so pretty and I don’t have a shade like this one. I don’t know how Sally made this purple muted and bright all at once…I just love it! When my purple base was dry (the next day hehe) I used some nail guide stickers to tape off my nail in preparation of a halfmoon design. Then I used a makeup sponge to do a gradient with Sinful Colors Dream On and Revlon Charming. When I removed my tape I was stunned at how vivid the Sinful Colors neon magenta came out. Then after adding some glossy seche vite topcoat it really came to life! I love how neons look so great on their own and then you topcoat them and they look even better!
This design is so simple, clean and cool looking. I would love to try this with different color combos too. Teals and greens would look so hot!
Talk to you soon! Oh and here’s a reminder of our themes for our OMD Nail Art Challenge. Will you be joining us in July 2013? I sure hope so!!! July is right around the corner and it will be record-breaking fun!! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions at all!