I can't believe it, but I'm spreading my artistic wings and trying something today that I've NEVER tried before: Argyle.
Yes, I had to look it up to make sure I was spelling it correctly.
Once thought only good for socks and preppy sweaters, now you can have Argyle on your nails. I made a purple one.
I started off with Girly Bits Remember Aja, a charitable polish made in memory of Aja Chandler.
It's a scattered purple holo with some fine glittery bits for extra
sparkle. Easy application, and is rather unique in my stash!
There are several different ways to do this pattern, but I was inspired by a tutorial by NailDecor (she's on Instagram here, but I found it on a Pinterest of some tutorials, here.)
Next, I made a triangle on each fingertip with Above the Curve Aphaea, a greyish-purple with a subtle purple shimmer and holo. I love AtC polishes, they are always great formulas. This one is as well, if a little on the thick side, and the holo is scattered and subtle.
I made a trianglish-type blob on the top of the nail with Aly's Dream Polish Rumpleberry. I have a lot harder time painting things on the nail bed side. So awkward. Luckily, a lot of my mistakes are about to be covered up with the argyle pattern and smoothed with topcoat.
I had to keep looking at the tutorial to make sure I was doing this right! I thought, why am I having such a hard time making triangles today! Geometry class was a long, long, long time ago. Stay in school, kids!
I liked it, but I wanted more depth, so I added another set of lines in white this time, slightly off-set. I love this!
The white and black together over the purple is so fresh.
Bottle shot: Girly Bits Remember Aja, Above the Curve Aphaea, Aly's Dream Polish Rumpleberry, and my trusty black and white stripers.
I could see doing this with so many different colors, using more contrasting colors, holiday colors - lots of possibilities! What color combinations do you suggest?