Hey y'all! Today on the blog I have some nail art to share with you. I did this sort of neon, tribal nail art using some polishes from Indigo Bananas and was really happy with how it came out. More importantly I was THRILLED with how my photos came out with my camera. I'm getting better!
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Okay, on to the nails! I started with a base of Orly White Tips for my gradient nails - actually funny little tidbit is that my middle finger had a gradient on it as well and I got all the way to top coating it and starting on my other hand and messed it up. Rather than re-doing it, I just threw some Zoya Dahlia on it. Fixed!
Anyway, so once my white base was dry, I applied liquid latex around my nails to protect them from all the excess polish from the gradient. I put my polish on a latex free sponge starting with Phlogiston Paradise, then Zinc Industries, and finally Neon, the 10th Element and rolling it on my nails. I did about 3 passes with the sponge, each time reloading the polish so my sponge didn't dry out. Once I had achieved the opacity I was looking for, I peeled off my latex and started hand painting tribal doodles on my nails with black acrylic paint and striping brush. I waited for the black to dry, and topped everything with Seche Vite.
Here's some mani pic spam!
What do you think of this mani? What's your favorite nail art to do over a gradient?
Thanks for reading!