We’re into the second week of the Nail Art A-Go-Go Challenge and things are getting a little more complicated. This weeks themes are all about ‘art101’ and require a little more thinking than week 1! Today is still life and I LOVE what I came up with, I hope you do too!Vintage roses! Flowers appear in many still life works – usually in a vase or on display somehow – but I figured vintage roses would work. I’ve done rose nails just once before – here – and it was very early in my blog days so the pictures aren’t very good. Those were completely different though, so it’s my first time trying vintage roses! I started off with a base of Rimmel London Metal Rush in Pearly Queen. Once it was dry, I applied striping tape to form a pinstripe effect, and painted on Sinful Colors Black on Black. I removed the striping tape and waited for it to dry. I had a tough time deciding on colours for my roses, but once I decided I wanted textured petals, I painted on the rose base using a dotting tool with Charlie Revlon – Allure and the petals with LA Girl Sand Blast – Sands of Time. Lastly, I did the leaves with Essence Walk on the Wild Side. Vintage roses have been done many times before, but I took inspiration particularly from this post by The Nailasaurus. As much as I liked this look, the roses ended up covering up more of the pinstripe than I intended. Since the pinstripe was most of the work, and looked really cool on its own, I thought I’d show you a few pictures of that as well 🙂I actually almost like this more than the final mani! I was expecting a couple of disasters with the striping tape, but it all went well and I love the outcome. I love the look of Pearly Queen, but unfortunately I always get some bubbling with it. The other metal rush I have, Purple Reign – which I love even more – bubbles like crazy! It’s sad because they are beautiful colours, but you only really see it badly on my middle finger here.
And finally – I know I’ve shown you enough pictures already – but I thought I’d give you a laugh and finish off with a nail fail I had before doing my vintage roses. I thought I’d try to recreate this gorgeous still life mani by Will Paint Nails For Food and, well, it was a disaster! Hers looked so cool but mine was just a flop. Luckily I had time for a new idea!Day 8 of NAGG is done! Tomorrow’s theme is Inner Geek, be sure to check back to see one of my favourite mani’s I’ve ever done!Don’t forget to check the link for other still life manis done for today: