Now that the summer is over and I've been spending less time in the garden, I managed to get some nail art done!
The inspiration for this mani all started with me wanting really bright red nails. After scouring my collection for the brightest reds, I finally settled on Essie's 'Fifth Avenue'. I then came across Pure Ice 'Studette', a gold glitter polish with small amounts of red glitter mixed in. I decided to pair the two by making a gold glitter decal in a fun shape, and applying it over the red polish on my ring finger to accent the nail... I really just wanted to do a simple look after not having done a lot of nail art for a couple months!
I decided to go with a thin gold glitter triangle that stretched from the tip to the base of the nail. I executed the design perfectly, and was in awe at the stunning accent! Unfortunately, I would only be able to enjoy the design for a few minutes - while it was drying, I accidentally smudged my nail while reaching for something! I was so disappointed! I decided to try to salvage what I could, and to take the opportunity to push the design further.
Luckily, the decal itself wasn't ruined, just the red portion on one side of the decal was smudged. I carefully removed the red polish from that side, and masked the (now dry) unblemished portion of the nail. Then I added a black polish, 'Never Have Too Mani Friends!' from the original OPI 'Hello Kitty' collection. It worked, and looked even better than the original design! I'm glad I didn't give up! Inspired by the new improved accent, I then went on to add more black and gold accents to the rest of the nails to tie everything together. In the end, I am so pleased with how the final look turned out!
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