Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Nail Challenge Collaborative - Holo Oxfords
Today, I have a nail art that just sorta evolved, which doesn't usually happen for me. Usually, I look at a picture or get some inspiration. Today, I just kept picking up colors and deciding how to use them. In the end, the design reminded me a little of the old-style Oxford shoes. See what you think!
I started with a gorgeous grey holo, Girly Bits Dash Away All.
I painted about 2/3 of the nail with SpaRitual Peace & Harmony. At the time, I didn't know it would dry as a satin white. I also didn't know that it was fairly sheer. It took me a few coats to get it opaque over the holo. Remember, I was totally experimenting. Like in the 60s. Ask your parents.
I did a wide French tip with Milani Rapid Orchid. WTH kind of name is that, really? This is the season of Radiant Orchid, and this color is faaaarrrrr from that. It's past eggplant purple into almost black territory. And, who ever heard of a fast orchid? Is this like that movie, Turbo, with the racing snail? Nail polish namers are weird, yo.
Afterwards, I thought it would look cool with another thin stripe of Rapid Orchid (!?!) between the white and the grey holo. Yes, you could technically just do 2/3 of the nail with the dark color and then apply a thin stripe of white. I might have done that if I actually knew where I was going with this, but you always run the risk of the white not covering the darker color.
So maybe I did do it right. Maybe. Just sayin.
So, why not add another dot of Rapid Orchid? I clearly have no self-control. I like living on the edge, baby.
Doesn't it look a little like those Oxford shoes? Is my 80's childhood showing?
Bottle shot: Girly Bits Dash Away All, SpaRitual Peace & Harmony, and Milani Rapid Orchid
Have you ever done a mani that reminded you of shoes? Is that weird?