I had SO much fun planning and doing these! I was meant to do Taylor Swift nails on the 22nd, when her new album is released, but I found a competition where you do your nails after a music video, so I'm doing it early. I might do another Taylor theme anyway, because I think she's just THAT awesome. I mean, she has at least one song that everyone can relate to. The one I can relate to most is "Mine," but my favourite songs are "Long Live" and "Eyes Open." And every other one she's even sung and/or written.
So yeah, I have a bit of a girl-crush on Taylor Swift.
These nails might look a bit random if you haven't seen the music video, so I advise you check that out here:
The first time I watched it I was like, whaat?? Weirdest clip ever. But it grew on me as I learnt more about the album and now I think it's pretty cool. Not as cool as the video clip for "Mine" - I couldn't love that one more!
I didn't do a tutorial for these, but I took a photo of the stuff I got out for it and took a couple of photos along the way.
This is all the stuff I got out to make these, lol. I didn't use all of it in the end, as I wasn't sure what colours etc would be best. For example, I started using my M Eizilan dotting pen/striper for the white dots but they were too small and didn't really work. I mixed a lot of colours too, like for the leaves.
Here are the nail polishes I ended up using:
Quick Dry Topcoat
You don't know Jacques!
Suzi loves Cowboys
Play the Peonies
Heavy Duty Hardener
Color ? (sticker is gone, but it's a green)
And a random no-name nail art striper polish.
Okay, eek that was a lot after all. Here's another picture to break up the writing :p.
I chose five different parts from the song/album to paint on my nails.
My thumb looks just like Russell Brand, if you ask me. And while he is a rather sexy and slightly homeless-looking skinny celebrity, I was actually painting one of the "animals" that feature in the video. Specifically, this one. Isn't he adorable?!
Here are the photos I took along the way... Pre-clean-up, obviously.
I did this on my right hand too, here's a picture to prove it! They didn't even fail too badly. I know of some nail artists who don't like to paint a complicated design with their "wrong" hand, but I think it just helps you get better. I couldn't have done this a few months ago! While I'm far from ambidextrous, I'm definitely getting better.
One last photo of my left hand! I think the leaves, squirrels and dots would all be pretty cool individually as nail patterns. If I remember, I'll try it sometime.
So yeah, that's what I did this afternoon instead of doing my essay. Much more fun! Hope you like my tribute to Taylor Swift's new song!