Wednesday, February 05, 2014

Love & Heartbreak

I decided to get my Valentine's Day nail art out of the way early, since recent patterns have shown that I tend to completely miss/barely make it in time for a holiday. I'm usually pretty stumped for unique Valentine's Day nail art, so I'm going to go ahead and assume that this will be my only nail art for 2014. Luckily, I managed to meld some ideas together to create today's nail art! 

The words 'comic', 'pop art' and 'Roy Lichtenstein' have inhabited my very lengthy list of 'vague nail art themes without actual plans' for a good while now. I've always been interested in the comic/cartoon nail trend, but wanted to put my own spin on it. With love in the air I was reminded of images of heartbroken, teary-eyed females, in a classically retro Roy Lichtenstein-esque style. The resulting nail art contains Valentine's day motifs in a comic style, complete with its very own heartbroken lady- because what's love without heartbreak?

I used the following colours by American Apparel with striping brushes and small nail art brushes: T-Shirt, Hassid, Sunshine State, Coney Island, Flamingo, Angelique, French Lilac, Downtown LA, Summer Peach, and Santorini.

Let me know if you have any specific questions, and here's a little step-by-step for some of the designs if you'd like to try them for yourself:

Yours truly,