Hi Girls,I am off from Challenges these days and also off from painting my right hand (which used to consume 3/4th of my time :P). A nail on my Cindy chipped and I had to let them go. So now I am away from the leash of prompts, and I am just enjoying doing any thing that inspires me.Mostly my inspiration draws from my dresses and patterms/prints of dresses people around me. They are zillion to the power infinity incredible patterns and designs for me to try just by observing things around me but I have only 10 fingers.
Anyways, I had been on a short break to a beach resort last week. While returning to Mumbai, instead of parking the car at our home, we parked it a mall and did shopping to make the holiday sweeter.I picked up 7 Kurtis and 4 Shirts. And I am in mood for a nail art inspired by my dress every time I wear them :).
So I wore a new Shirt wth my Jeans as it was Friday. I loved the Shirt and entire get up. I loved my self in it. The other thing about this nail art is that,it is also inspired by one my friends Ramie from (@_lifeisnails_). She is an amazing nail artist. I always love her work for crispness and perfection. Even simplest of the design look edgy the way she does it. I saw this plaid nail art on her IG few months back. And I so wanted to do it but time passed and memory faded.
But the moment I saw this shirt and decided to do nailart to match print of this shirt, I was sure of what I wanted to do. Fortunately, her nail art was also in the same color combination as my shirt. It was like Made for Each Other. Just Perfect. Hence, my nailart is actually a ‘Double Inspiration’- Inspired by both Shirt and Ramie.
I did not modify her design a bit. Both because it was too good and it was exact replica of my Shirts Print. The only alteration I have done is used a ‘Mattifying Top Coat’ and used Beige instead of White; as it suited my dress more. It was my husbands suggestion to mattify this nail art. And I am so glad I took it. The finish of nailart looks more ‘Cotton Fabric’ Type. It looks like a piece of my shirt wrapped on my nail. The inspiraion looks even more real with Matte Effect.
The polishes I used are – Essence Redvolution (Red) , Sally Hansen Pacific Blue (Blue) and Envy Laminate Me (Beige). For black I used acrylic paints. I mattified it with Wet and Wild Matte Top Coat.The entire work is freehand and is done my striping brush.
I am very pleased with the way it turned out. The fact that it is matching exact replica the dress I am wearing, makes it so unique and stylish. I got so many compliments to it. A hard work really pays off if you have some good words from people around. Sweet words and compliments make all the effort worthwhile. Also, Ramie whose nail art inspired me, LOVES it. So all in all, I am a girl today :).
What do you guys have to say about this?