Today's prompt is inspired by a tutorial and my choice was something made by LOVE4NAILS and if you haven't heard of her, she makes awesome youtube tutorials of different nail art on her long beautiful nails. I've followed her for at least 5 years and her videos was probably what inspired me to continue and learn how to do proper nail art. My choice fell on her quite new pink panther nail art tutorial which I've included at the bottom of this post. I did some changes and didn't follow the tutorial 100%, for example mine is done with polish and she has made her version with acrylics.. I like my result (I mean it's possible to see that it's the pink panther) but it's quite obvious that her version is much more realistic. My favorite part of this nail art is actually the nails with the paws, they're so cute.. haha :D
Polishes used: Nordic Cap - NP13 Nordic Cap - NP12 Viva La Diva - 51 Jordana Pop Art - Black Mark HM Matte Top Coat Kleancolor - Neon Pink Kleancolor Pastel Pink
And here we have the second post of today, the first is here and is a troll doll nail art.The reason I'm doing two posts today is that Nail Art Sunday is having a theme, which is astrological signs and of cause I wanted to join. First I was thinking of somehow combining day 29/inspired by the supernatural and the astrological signs.. I guess that the Sagittarius and the Aquarius could work for super natural if the Sagittarius is also a centaur which it often are portrayed as. But I'm neither of them and I really liked my troll doll idea for the challenge so I decided to make a nail art solely for Nail Art Sunday and the astrological signs. I decided for my own sign, obviously, and started searching for inspirational Taurus images. I actually fell for the stylized sign for it, a circle for face and half circle on top for horns, and since I wanted to make it funnier I decided to make blocks in black and white and also invert the sign depending on which block it's in. Hope you'll like it!
I forgot to photograph bottles but polishes used are: Nordic Cap - NP12 (black) Nordic Cap - NP13 (white) BK Nail Art Color (white fine liner) Jordana Pop Art - Black Mark (black fine liner)
Today's it's inspired by the supernatural and when I thought about it I figured it would be fun to do something inspired by trolls or goblins (one of my favorite books when growing up and being a child was about friendly trolls which lived in the forest). The trolls I've decided to recreate on my nails is a popular toy from the 90's, the troll dolls which had colorful hair and strangely was always naked? Anyhow, I freehanded the whole thing and used a whole bunch of polishes for this. I think that the trolls look a bit "fugly", but then again the toys where that too. AND another thing.. since it Sunday and Nail Art Sunday have a theme this week I've prepared another nail art post that I'll schedule for later today >LINK here<, so come back later if you want to see that too. :)
Below I tried them in matte too.. Maybe they looks better in matte but your seeing both versions. The matte polish I've used is HM matte top coat.
Polishes used: Jordana Pop Art - Black Mark Sure Promise (blue) Sure Promise (purple) China Glaze - Hanging In The Balance L.A. Colors Art Deco - Sky Blue Sally Hansen - Sweet Tulip Kleancolor - Pastel Orange Nordic Cap - NP12 Nordic Cap NP13 Sure Promise ( sheer brown beige) Do you recognize these trolls? Have you ever played with troll dolls or perhaps given them to your own children? Did you prefer the shiny or matte version? :)
Today it is inspired by a flag, which in my opinion is the least fun amongst the inspired by selection, since I'm doing the Where in the world-challenge I made sure that I'd pick a flag of a country not appearing in the list of that challenge. I also remembered that Natalia from Polished Polyglot thought it was sad that neither of her home country or living country was in the list so I figured that I would chose either one of them. I went for the flag of Switzerland and got inspired by the white cross on red background and the decided to keep it simple but still fun with two accent nails with a cross stitch pattern. As you might remember I made cross stitch pattern for day no. 7 too and I think the result was better that time, I felt a bit shakier this time making the cross and thats never a good thing. I also realized that I must purchase more red polishes, apparently this is my only bright red(!) in my whole collection..
Polishes used: ZTIZ nail polish (red) BK nail art color (white fine liner)
This was the only part of this challenge I had an idea on what to do before I entered this challenge; the prompt is inspired by artwork. And as I said I knew what I wanted to do and that was Jackson Pollock (even though he's not my favorite artist), mainly because I've been wanting to try the splatter technique which is using a straw to create a random splatter pattern by blowing polish onto the nails. It was actually less messy and easier than I thought. I chose one of his paintings and fell for one called Autumn Rhythm because of it's color scheme where the base is beige kinda looking and the the splatter is in white and black. Here you go;
Today in the 31 day challenge the theme is inspired by a pattern, and there's a lot of cool patterns but there was one pattern I've been wanting to try for awhile and that's the Burberry pattern. Now days I don't interpret the pattern with only luxury since it's on everything fake, however I like the pattern it self. To spice things up a bit I chose to make a gradient of the "base color" with pink and the original beige. I think the effect of that came out cool, other than that I just painted the rest with fine liners. Enjoy! :)
needme PARIS Nail Polish (beige)
needme PARIS Nail Polish (pink)
BK nail art color (white)
Jordana Pop Art - Black Mark
L.A. Colors Art Deco - Red
Do you interpret this pattern (or any high luxury brand pattern) with only luxury or are you like me and feels that it has got a bit washed out? Did you like this pink and beige gradient version of it? :)
Today it's inspired by fashion and I originally had another idea for this but then I kinda banana peeled my way into the tweed.. I got to think about those tweed jackets or blazers, the ruff looking ones which look very chic and elegant. Some of them breath prudish old lady but with the right outfit a younger person can pull them of too. For this nail art I used the "water color technique" and then fine liners and I think the result came out really textile looking. I really like this nail art look and I'll definitely remake it in the future.
And yea, forgot to photograph the polish bottles but this is the polishes I used: Nordic Cap - NP13 (white creme polish) Nordic Cap - NP12 (black creme polish) Jordana Pop Art - Black Mark (black fine liner) BK nail art color (white fine liner)