I hope you’ve had an incredible week. Mine was pretty busy but quite good.
It’s the last Friday of the month which means it is time for Friday Triad with Juanita and Joyce. So once a month we will make turns choosing someones nail art to use as inspiration for this post. You can look forward to these posts on the last Friday of each month. This month it was Joyces turn to choose and chose this interesting and gorgeous design by @ladamenails. I was so intrigued by the colours and patterns but I knew I was probably not going to be able to recreate this at all. I wasn’t sure I could even come close to the pattern and the base looking almost foil like to me. So I decided to just be inspired by the colour scheme and for some reason I couldn’t stop thinking of leopard print. So let me show you what I did,
I started with 3 coats of ILNP – Nostalgia on all my nails and left that to dry completely. While it was drying I starting to work on the black and white sections. I considered many ways to do it but in the end I settled on pulling out the mani mat. I painted 2 coats of Sinful Colors – Snow me white in squares and once it was dry I stamped using MoYou London Pro 03 and Mundo de Unas black. I let that dry bit more and careful removed the blocks and cut them into smaller blocks or strips. I applied these onto different sections of my nails and then stamped black line borders around each section using Lina – Feeling shapely 01 and Mundo de Unas – Black. I topcoated and that was that.
I really enjoyed this and wore it for a few days as well. I love the contrast of the black and white with the duochrome base. I wish I had a metallic foil that I could’ve tried as the base but I am also not sure if I would’ve been able to do the white strips the same way if I had used foil. If you’re familiar with foil, please let me know what you think. I’m super excited to see what Joyce and Juanita got up to this month. It was such an interesting inspo that could’ve been interpreted in so many ways. So pop over to Juanita and Joyce to see what they created.
Thanks for reading,
I love this! If I hadn’t set my mind on doing real foil I would have gone with a duochrome as well. I’m not sure if I would have picked Nostalgia but looking at your nails I like to think I would… It’s uber-gorgeous!
About the foil, I don’t think you can use it as a base. Anything that goes on top that isn’t super special, harvested by moonlight of a new moon, water based top coat makes it wrinkle so usually it’s used as the last step, just before applying said special to coat.
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