Hello! My week of minimal sleep and lots of study is finally over. I finished my last exam yesterday morning, and it went pretty well, I think. I'm in the midst of packing up my room now, and I'm heading back home tomorrow for the summer. My first year as a university student is complete, and summer awaits! Hopefully this means that I can focus more time on getting back on my blogging game :)
Here are my nails for day two of the deadly sins challenge. Today's prompt is: " Let your body talk and feel free to do whatever you want" while keeping with the lust theme. I decided paint some realistic roses on my nails. My thought process behind this was that roses are romantic and seductive, but also that every rose has its thorn... or something. I'm not sure, just go with it haha.
I've really been into these more realistic nature patterns. I'm experimenting a lot with shading and highlights, and less outlines. I really enjoy doing these because they feel very natural and actually less methodical. They're a lot easier than geometric prints and these only took about half an hour from start to finish.
I started with a base of OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons. I used a striping brush and Sephora by OPI And Then He Said... to paint the basic shape of the roses. I then shaded with American Apparel Port, followed by American Apparel Hassid and a bit of OPI Don't Pretzel My Buttons to highlight. For the stems and leaves I used American Apparel Hunter followed by American Apparel Army Jacket for highlights.
Don't forget to visit the other participants in the challenge for more lust-themed nail art!