I spent a few hours last night browsing the Vogue galleries. Fashion never fails to provide mountains if inspiration for nail art so whenever I'm feeling a bit low on creativity, these talented designers can always spark something. Sometimes I find a piece I love in 2 minutes, sometimes it takes 2 hours! It took me quite a while to come across this beautiful dress from Alexander McQueen's SS15 lookbook but it was nail art at first sight!
It's been so long since I did intricate freehand nail art that I almost feel like I've lost the ability. Florals are always a good way to ease in to freehand nails and this pattern is the perfect mix of simple shapes with elements that are a bit trickier. My confidence has been restored a little and I'm going to build up to more adventurous freehand nail art.
I didn't lay down a base colour for this nail art, just painted it straight on to my bare (base coated) nails which was a first for me. I started by painting on the outline of the flower with Barry M's nail art pen and then used a nail art brush to add the colour. Finally, I painted the dark plum on the bare bits and topped it all with HK Girl.
Barry M White Nail Art Pen
piCture pOlish Mad Magenta
Nicole by OPI The Coral of the Story
Nicole by OPI LeaPink for Joy
Barry M Blackberry
Glisten & Glow HK Girl Top Coat