Hi everyone! Long time no see, huh? I owe you all an apology for being away so long. I felt like I was doing really well with the nail art productivity, and then suddenly all of that drive was gone. I took a bit of a break, and I'm feeling a lot more excited about blogging again.
To get back into it I started painting some designs on a nail wheel. I didn't have anything in mind when I started, and let myself be inspired by colour. Eventually some themes developed, and before I knew it the whole wheel was filled with these 'realistic' summer prints and images.
Painting like this was really relaxing and satisfying. I'm really happy with how most of these turned out, and it was great practice. I've already started translating some of these into full nail designs, and it's been a ton of fun. To paint these designs I used small, fine brushes and American Apparel nail polishes. I didn't put topcoat on these so that they would photograph better.
Florals: hibiscus, sunflowers, poppies
Scenery/animals: sunset, giraffes, flamingos, palm tree
Insects: dragonflies, ladybugs, butterfly
Fruit: cherries, kiwi, watermelon, pineapple
Marine life: jellyfish, sea turtles, clown fish, shells/starfish
I hope you liked these designs! Let me know which ones you would like to see as full manicures :)