It’s almost the end of week 3 of the Nail Art A-Go-Go Challenge hosted by Gnarly Gnails. Today’s theme is Pop Culture. I struggled for a while thinking of ideas for this theme, but after some thought I realised one of the main aspects of our pop culture is celebrities – whether they are singers, actors, or simply rich ‘personalities’, most of us have at least heard of them and some people relish knowing as many details of their lives as possible. Of course, here in the nail community, different nail art styles are a part of our specific pop culture, so I decided to combine the two and do a recreation of some celebrity nails.
Back when I first started getting into nail art, one of the first nail art ideas I saw were Zooey Deschanel’s tuxedo nails. I thought they were super cute so I set out to try them… and it was a disaster. When I showed my boyfriend he didn’t even realise they were supposed to be tuxedos. That was about a year ago so these nails are quite a personal triumph for me. I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White as my base colour and did the tips and ‘buttons’ with Sinful Colors Black on Black. Instead of painting on the bowties, I used little plastic bows from the Born Pretty Store and I decided to go for a pale blue accent bowtie on my thumb and ring finger. Despite the smearing on my pinkie finger, I was really happy with these. I think it was the realisation of how far I came in a year that made these so cool for me 🙂What do you think of these tiny tuxedos?