Hi everyone, I hope you're having a nice Saturday. If there's one thing worse than doing your nails without a plan, it's doing your nails with a plan that fails. I picked out two colours and just went with it for this design. Usually things work out okay, but sometimes, like today, there are those rare instances where nothing works. After a lot of trial and error I finally ended up with these: a chevron-like pattern with a small, curved gradient at the cuticle.
I usually plan out how I'll apply the polish beforehand, but not this time, so this isn't my neatest work. After a lot of experimenting with the gradients and colour placement, the layers upon layers of polish ended up quite thick :( Despite all of this, I kind of like the design. It reminds me of the blue and orange flames on a Bunsen burner haha.
I started with a base of American Apparel Summer Peach on all of my nails, but ideally I should have used American Apparel L'Esprit on my thumb and ring finger. Then I outlined the curved chevron pattern with a striping brush and American Apparel Imperial Purple. I applied the gradient near the cuticle with a makeup sponge, and also applied the same colour along the tip of my nail. Then I fixed up the pattern one final time.
Thanks for looking and have a good weekend!