The other day at Ulta, I picked up this OPI duo of a base coat and a texture in this season's orchid color - My Current Crush:
I love this color! Tooling around on Pinterest, I saw this tribal nail art by Raggio Di Luna and was immediately inspired to try it on My Current Crush. Would it look as good on a texture?
I don't know how Raggio di Luna got her pyramids so clean. Maybe she used tape? Maybe she's freakin' amazing. I freehanded them, and they look like lumpy triangles.
Next, I made the V shape with a silver glitter striper. If you find using stripers to be incredibly awkward, try cutting them down. My favorite ones all have the brush trimmed down - not the length, but the thickness.
The white triangle is so tiny on my little nails! I pretty much had to blob the white in there and then clean up the shape with my black striper. No way could I make it that straight.
I loved this even more with topcoat! It smoothed out the art, and My Current Crush took on a softer, but still glittery look.
I fudged the pyramids on my right hand, but no one could tell. From normal hand-viewing distance, they looked the same. I wore this to a dinner party and impressed the crap out of the people there who actually cared about these things. The guys pretty much looked to their wives to see what the appropriate reaction should be!
Which, of course, should be a slow golf clap.
Bottle shot: OPI My Current Crush, nail art stripers in white, black, and silver glitter.
I'm glad I didn't let the pyramid shape intimidate me from trying this nail art because I love how it turned out! Have you ever been inspired by a complicated design, and found a way to make it work for you?