One of the most fun and low-impact ways to experiment with one’s appearance is with nail art. It’s a short-term commitment at best and is small enough not to freak people out when you do it. Sometimes inconspicuous, sometimes splashy, it’s still just on your fingernails, so it’s all low-key. Even less noticeable is nail art on your toes, even if you wear sandals.
This effect was created with ordinary nail polish for a base coat, and then the flower designs were hand-painted using different sizes of brush and metal tips. In case the colors don’t show up well on your screen, the base coat is mauve, the flowers are white shot through with green, and there are understated silver glitter accents at their centers. The flowers weren’t all situated in the middles of all my nails so as to look more…natural? Is that what we’re going for here? Anyway, less cookie cutter. The overall effect is surprisingly tropical and lovely for spring.
And just in case you’ve forgotten, tomorrow is the 13th of the month, so rêveurs and rêveuses, dress accordingly! I’ll be posting here. Will you come out of the woodwork and join me?
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I have my nails very short because they split easily. However, this looks like fun – I like doing things which contrast with my overall soft-butch look. 🙂
I have solar nails because otherwise my hands are hideous and crone-harpy like. (Maybe that’s a slight exaggeration.) My nails are very sharp and tend to curve under just briefly past my fingertips, like claws. It’s weird. I used to be able to grow them longer, before I had children. Now I just get the solar ones put on and always have a nice manicure. 🙂
Which nail salon did you get these done at? I’d love to get this sometime!
My usual place, with my usual manicurist! 🙂