This nail art, based over the summery neon gradient I posted yesterday, is a silhouette depiction of some well known Paris landscapes. Have I ever been to Paris? No. Have I ever been to anywhere in Europe? No. In fact I've never been out of North America. So very lame.
I was inspired to do this mani because Nailpolis has a secret badge nail artists can unlock called 'Paris, je t'aime'. I may be bilingual but I'm still not even sure that literally painting Paris on your fingertips will unlock this badge, but what the hell. Turned out pretty cool either way.
This mani involved a four-colour gradient created by using a make-up sponge to dab the colours on over a white base. I then used a teeny tiny brush I cut down myself to make thinner to paint on the designs using black acrylic paint. I did not apply a top coat on this mani as I liked the idea of the black paint being a bit matte in relation to the gradient background.
Someone, please take me to Europe!
- China Glaze 'Sun worshiper' (neon yellow-orange)
- Nails Inc. 'Portobello' (neon orange-coral)
- Orly 'Hot shot' (neon pink-red)
- Finger Paints 'Pop art purple' (neon fuschia-purple)
- Black acrylic paint
- Orly 'Pointe blanche' (white used as base coat, not pictured - oops)