So I didn’t think I’d be able to participate for this theme as I don’t own a holographic polish. I do however have ‘holographic’ foil. So ta da!
I reckon this will be my last entry for the OMD2 Challenge, boo, but I’ve super enjoyed it so thanks Brijit, Jacqui, Jemma and Lindsay. I’ve enjoyed following the themes, it’s forced me (in a good way) to use colours I don’t like or try themes I never would have normally. It’s certainly going to be weird going back to normal. I found some fantastic new blogs to follow, and I’m sure other people have found my blog through this challenge too. It’s been so interesting to see everyone’s designs for the same theme – so varied and creative it’s really amazing. So I think it’s been super and I look forward to another challenge in the future maybe?… Sorry if that’s been too gushy but it’s been the first nail art challenge I’ve participated in (other than personally set ones) and I’ve really, genuinely enjoyed it. Completing 24 out of 31 days wasn’t bad going!
So Ikat. I’ve really been putting this one off, I just didn’t know how to go about it. And I felt even more daunted after seeing other peoples amazing designs on the Link thing, and reading about other peoples difficulty with it. Eeek. So I decided to use a cotton bud instead of my thin brush, I just didn’t think I’d be able to get all those jaggy lines that Ikat seems to be about. The cotton bud did indeed make the shapes ragged or at least fuzzy looking, and I just went for safe blues as I didn’t want to over complicate the pallet. I messed up my index finger something silly because that was the first one I did, but I eventually got into the swing of it kinda… (And I don’t want to sound like a bawheed because I’ve said this two posts in a row now but, I actually quite like it!)
So I was really stuck about what to do for my funky french. I didn’t want to over complicate it nor make it too simple so I was all confused. I’d done a few sketches but what I actuall ended up doing was completely different from any of them! I really like it, which is a nice change for the usual mess that happens with ‘go with the flow’ designs.
So I suppose this doesn’t count as nail art, seeing as they’re actually decals but I’ve had them for ages and just didn’t know what to do with them! I got them on sale (I think I paid £1.50?) from Claires Accessories, and as you can see the photos of the feathers for the stickers aren’t of great quality, a bit grainy? And most of them were just way to big for any of my nails. Also I didn’t like the white outline around the feathers, they look a bit silly! I’m glad I didn’t pay full price, but I’m a bit disappointed over-all.
So I don’t think I’ve ever painted any chevron nail art. I used my reliable striping tape to make the chevrons, I didn’t trust myself to paint that straight. And I decided to go for these colours after receiving my first full sized OPI in gray from a blog giveaway held by Cat over at ‘This Kitten Has Klaws‘. She does wonderful stamping, I don’t know how she gets it so neat, and has some wonderfully long posts – not rants really, but I’d say interesting/funny ramblings? (Is that alright to say…) She’s definitely worth a check out! In the prize I also received my first Essie, two lovely ‘Sinful Colours’ and a Burts Bees Cuticle Cream which smells so good.
So I’m afraid I think this design is a bit ‘meh’. I didn’t really know what to do for ‘rainbow’ other than include a lot of colours. I actually sang the rainbow song but I couldn’t remember the correct way so in my head it went ‘red and yellow and pink and blue, orange and purple and green’ which I know is wrong but that’s how I ended up with these colours!
So goodness knows what possessed me to mix these two colours together. I think I like the peach and the large glitter together, I think, but with the fine glitter and the roses added – nope no thanks! I know technically the challenge ended yesterday but I’m still playing catch-up eeek!
So this is actually my first ever galaxy nail art! I’m not sure if this can really be called ‘galaxy’ more just like ‘starry sky’ or something but shhh. I quite enjoyed it, and will maybe Google some galaxy nail art in future if I’m going to give it another go so it looks more galaxy! Also two posts in one day? I know right another first, but I’m trying to catch up for the challenge!
So for some Scottish people what I’ve painted on this nail wheel might be totally cringey, but for myself – I love that kind of stuff. I went for Scotland instead of ‘Great Britain’ as I feel I can’t ever think of anything actually ‘British’. Red Buses, Black Cabs, Tea, Big Ben, etc etc – they’re all London themed really! I’ve always been curious as to how other people define ‘Britain’ through food/landmarks/etc? Or even Scotland for that matter!
Also, I realised Irn Bru, Haggis and a Midge might be totally unknown – so if anyone’s got any questions ask away!
So I wanted to do dots, and I wanted to do lots of dots. I chose the colours almost randomly, like without thinking about it too much – I chose my base then looked back into my case and picked out another for the large circle, painted them, then another for the surrounding circles, painted them, and then lastly picked one for the middles. They kinda works together! It looked a bit retro or something so I matte coated it too. I also couldn’t tell if this was out of focus or not because my eyes weirded out whilst looking at the dots!