My last mani was very dark & edgy so I wanted to lighten this next one up and make it more playful... Purples, Blues, & Greiges are my absolute fave polish colors right now, so I wanted have an over-the-top purple nail design. I've never done too much nail art & this is my 1st attempt at freehand nail art with a fine paint brush & 3 different colors. The base is a deep berry purple by Essie...dried a lot darker than the bottle & looked more eggplant/blackberry in the shade). I applied 3 coats of the Essie, slowly & soaking nails in ice water betweens coats to prevent bubbling. Essie is a fantastic brand of polish, applies opaque & dries with a high-gloss shine. Next i wanted to create dot flowers on the side of the tips. I first used an OPI glitter to create the center off the flowers with a fine thin tip paint brush. It's not a ton of glitter but just enough to give the flower a little bedazzley pop! Next I used OPI "Planks A Lot" to create the 'flower petals'. Lastly, applied OPI Topcoat & sprayed with Sally Beauty Supply Rapid Dry aerosol spray.
Essie "Bahama Mama", OPI "Planks A Lot", OPI "Show It Or Glow It"
natural lighting but not in direct sunlight (looks very dark)
In direct sunlight, appears more berry merlot-purple
Little Dot Flowers
This OPI glitter from the Burlesque Collection: all same-size micro glitters in a clear base, mainly fuchsia glitter mixed with silver, gold, & a tiny amount of teal glitter pieces
OPI "Planks A Lot" from The Pirates Of The Caribbean Collection
Hope you enjoyed my 'berry' purple-icious flower mani!
What do you think of my first attempt at freehand nail art painting??