I have been struggling with my emotions for the past few weeks and all I ever wanted to do was sleep so that I would not drown myself into serious thoughts. But sleeping is just a temporary escape and eventually I had to deal with the heaviness of my heart. And I thought the best way to start coping is to do the one thing I really love -- nail art.
As the title suggests, this nail design is inspired by coffee. This was not a random idea. My short lived drama started after meeting an old friend for coffee. But first, let's talk about the design.
Coffee Nail Art Design by Simply Rins
I decided to do accent nails, one on each hand. I decided to paint coffee cups on the accent nails and do some water marbling on the other nails. I wanted the coffee cups to really stand out and I figured that marbling would be a good idea to do that.
China Glaze Mahogany Magic
I used China Glaze Mahogany Magic as base color, even for the water marbling. This is 2 coats and wore it for a day before deciding to do some nail art painting. Consistency was a bit thick and so I found application a bit tricky too. After coating a few nails, I decided to add a small amount of polish thinner and it helped create a more manageable consistency.
The coffee cup design was hand painted using acrylic paint and a detailing nail art brush. I made sure to mix a very light tan color to complement the chocolate-y background.
From left: China Glaze Electric Pineapple, Papaya Punch, and Mahogany Magic
For the swirls, I chose China Glaze Electric Pineapple and Papaya Punch because I thought it would really look good with Mahogany Magic. I wasn't sure what to expect knowing that I didn't have a white base color for the marbling. But overall, I was happy with the results. Both Electric Pineapple and Papaya Punch appeared much subtler over the brown base which I thought was perfect in maintaining the coffee theme that I was aiming for.
I got the coffee cup design from one of the chairs I saw at a local spa that I recently visited with that old friend I mentioned earlier. It was straightforward and simple so I doodled it for a future nail design. And somehow, it found its way in 2 of my nails last night.
I love coffee until the time I started freehand nail art. I lessened my coffee intake just so I can control the shaking of my hands when I do nail painting. But after experiencing a very frustrating and humiliating Saturday last week, I now associate coffee with honesty. Sounds weird?
Well, I decided to open myself and be honest about my feelings towards a friend. In the end, I got laughed at and judged. It was not my finest moment but I didn't regret my choice to be truthful. My only regret is believing that what we had was strong enough to withstand the challenges of renewing our friendship.
It would have been amazing to have a friend in him (yes, it's a guy) as he was the perfect gentleman back then. I guess some people really do change over time. But I'd rather keep the good memories of him than to continue with bad ones.
Let me end my cheesiness with this quote I found online:
It's hard when you miss someone so much and you can't do anything about it. Because having that space between the two of you, is the only way to make things right.
On a lighter note, did you notice that the coffee cup on my right hand is not centered? I wanted to redo it but painting outlines with my weaker hand is not so fun. But being an OC, it has been bothering me ever since.
Thank you for reading my babble, I know that the sentiments I wrote here is actually more for me. But I know that writing about it will help me move forward. :)
What do you think of my coffee nail design?