Inspired by an artwork
I decided to stick with the New Zealand theme that I've been using a lot for some of my recent nails. I chose a painting by Jo May for this, and I'm really happy with the way it turned out! The birds are Pukekos, by the way. They're a native New Zealand bird.
I used lots of colours and don't have them here with me, but if you want to know what ones, just ask. Lots of Jordanas if I remember correctly. I'll explain how I did some of it a little further down in this post.
|Image found here: http://buykiwimade.co.nz/product.php?id_product=80010|
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Here's the base colour - this beautiful neon blue from Kleoncolor. It came in a pack of six minis. It's kind of weird though - it only needed one coat which is AMAZING, but it (and the other colours I've tried from this pack) are quite thick, and I think will go gluggy easy. I've got my thinner, which will help, but it's quite unusual to have brand new nail polish with this consistency. Maybe it was old stock.
I'm kind of lazy/pedantic with my gradients. I always screw them up the normal way, so I like to sponge on each colour seperately. It gives me more control and it's just easier. I like how it works out though, and it's great for this sort of thing.
I love that I didn't screw this up.
So those are my Pukeko nails! More New Zealand nail art, jeez, I've been so patriotic lately!
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