freehand-nail-art

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I did bees for a few reasons (one of them being the @nailpornography theme for this week). They remind me of my childhood dog and my niece, and I just really love bees. The Black-eyed Susans are for my grandmother, they grow wild on the side of the dirt road where she lives in the countryside. I included a bunch of shots because I am REALLY proud of how these turned out. They are probably my second most favorite design I’ve done (next to my easter bunny nails). There is some tip wear because I waited a bit to paint these but it’s not much so I didn’t bother to fix it.
 
I used Color Club Halo Hues Harp On It, and Color Show Impeccable Greys with ILNP My Private Rainbow. The rest of the design is acrylic paint.

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This week’s nails were inspired by the great new book by @lbardugo, Six of Crows!

I tried to represent all the main characters and the cover, which I personally think is one of the most beautiful book covers I own.

All free-handed with nail polish. If you are curious, you can also check my previous mani inspired by the Grishaverse, which perfectly shows how much you can improve if you actually learn how to use you brushes and camera, ha.

And if I go out tonight, dress up my fears
You think I’ll look alright with these mascara tears?
See I’m gonna draw my lipstick wider than my mouth
And if the lights are low they’ll never see me frown

Colors Used:

China Glaze- Spring Jungle, Are You Orchid-ing Me?, More To Explore, Passion

Finger Paints stripers in White and Black

MoYou London stamping plates Hipster 07, 14

Hard times
Gonna make you wonder why you even try
Hard times
Gonna take you down and laugh when you cry
These lives
And I still don’t know how I even survive
Hard times
Hard times
And I gotta get to rock bottom

Colors Used:

China Glaze- White On White, Flyin’ High, Red-y To Rave (mixed)

OPI- Super Cute In Pink (mixed), Look At My Bow! (mixed)

Sinful Colors- Chick Chick, Rojo Your Boat (mixed)

Finger Paints black striper