When I saw this nail art from Les Ongles de Lucie, I loved it immediately, and knew I'd have to try it, even if I couldn't do it justice.
I started with Koco Plum's The Word, an orchid color with a lovely subtle gold shimmer.
A black striping brush, a steady hand, and stopping constantly to check Lucie's original art is what I needed for this step!
I filled in the gaps with a white striper for two reasons: 1) to help clean up some of the black lines, and 2) to make the gold glitter in the next step show up better. I was not doing all this work and not have the glitter show up.
I do love it at this stage, too. I could have just put on some topcoat.
Gold glitter and a gold stud complete the look.
I lurve this. Someone told me that it reminded them of The Nightmare Before Christmas, and I totally see that, but of course I had no idea when I was painting it.
Swirls and swirls and swirls!
Bottle shot: Koco Plum's The Word, and nail art stripers in black, white, and gold glitter.
I'm so grateful for the creative folks out there who inspire my nail art. Do you take inspiration from what others have created, or do you look at raw colors and materials and get your ideas from that?