Hi everyone! I'm finding that I have very little time to paint my nails with any regularity, so when I do paint them, I try to do something that I'll actually enjoy wearing for up to a week. These more realistic designs that I've been doing are pretty time-consuming, but I truly love the finished results and I'm happy to wear them for several days. I also find that freehand nail art like this lasts extremely long. Since there's only about two full coats of white polish on my nails, my manicure isn't as prone to chipping and tip wear. Interesting, huh? :)
For this nail art I decided to paint some more birds. This time I went for hummingbirds in teal with a peach/orange underlying base. I then added some orange/brown florals for contrast. Overall I'm pretty happy with the look, but I wish I did a little more research for the hummingbirds. I felt like I made them up as I went along, and so they're not as hummingbird-esque as I would have liked.
Here's a step-by-step for one of the hummingbirds that I posted on Instagram. I'm really enjoying playing with strange colour combinations, can you tell? :) For these nails I started with a base of American Apparel T-Shirt. I used a small paint brush to paint the hummingbirds with these colours: American Apparel Summer Peach, American Apparel Office, American Apparel Malibu Green, American Apparel Peacock, and American Apparel Hunter. For the flowers I started with American Apparel Summer Peach, followed by American Apparel Sunset Blvd, American Apparel Makeup, and American Apparel Raccoon.
I hope you have an easy rest of the work week! As always, thank you for reading and for your kind thoughts!