Is there a design that you make every so often that when others see it they could exclaim: "That is so you!" When it comes to nail art, I don't know if I found my niche design yet. Truth be told, I like nude, unassuming colors on my nails. Perhaps a sheer pink, as in french mani... or a plain, clear coat even! But what fun is that? So, inspired by this little dragonfly, I present to you kind-of a signature style...
We live close by a park with a pretty little lake in it. Hubby and I took a long walk a few evenings ago... I really liked the grass that grew on the side of the lake. It reminds me of the riverbanks back home and the times where my sister and I would play around there and catch some dragon flies. Okay, she and my other cousins would try to catch it. I prefer just watching them and admiring their colors... We walked while we watched the sunset grace the skies. Turning the atmosphere into a parade of yellow to red colors. What a delight...
So, you could probably tell by now where I drew inspiration from for my next mani. It's not a signature design but a signature me... You know, being nostalgic, sometimes dramatic ~ also a love for yellow and nature.
Pardon the execution, lol. I'm not really a good painter, but I try. I had in mind the grass, the sunset and the dragonfly... At least I nailed the dragonfly part... he he. It is a simple placement of rhinestones ~ shaped into the form of a dragonfly.
And I'll let the original elements of creation play it's natural part for "nature." I mean really, how lovely are these flowers? And isn't the greenery in the background so refreshing?
I used a bunch of colors and materials for this mani/nail art. A white polish for the background. Then I did a gradient, starting from the base of my nails to the tips, using the lightest color to the darkest. I used yellow, light orange, orange and red. For the grass, I was going for silhouettes... I thought of black but preferred a lighter shade, so I went with white and brown.
I used a pair of tweezers with a small piece of sponge to do the gradient. The edges of the colors and drawings were rough but the top coat smoothed them well. Giving me a nice glossy finish.
I hope that you enjoyed this mani and my mini-nostalgias... How about you? Any favorite childhood memories? And what is your signature design?
Have a lovely day, full of love and joy!.... xoxo Maya