|(left photo from Milly; found on the Cut)|
For the first two fingers, I used my daintiest striper brush and some black acrylic paint and went to town freehanding tiny shapes! Then I sealed it in with top coat before layering matte top coat over it. Finally, I added a glossy black stripe down my middle finger to mimic the front seam of the black hexagon short sleeve blouse.
For my mish-mash tropical print inspired nails, I started with a base coat of 1 coat of China Glaze Bohemian Escape, which is a touch brighter than the real deal Racquel flare neoprene skirt. Then I used an assortment of polishes and the corners of wedge makeup sponges + some discarded eyeshadow sponge applicators to do an abstract print. I didn't top coat these nails because I like the subtle texture the sponges add to the overall look! In fact, I got some dents and sheet marks overnight, but I think it really adds to the idea that it's got movement and texture, like the folds of a skirt (yeah, I get a little artsy about my nail art sometimes).
Psst. I typically run my wedge makeup sponges through water and squeeze them out before doing gradients because I think it really helps get a smooooth movement of color, but I left all of my sponges dry for this manicure!
Don't forget to check out the other nails for today!
Can you believe it's Wednesday already?! This week and month are FLYING by!