I wanted something colorful, dainty, and fun. I've actually done this nail design before. I called it Fun With Flowers. And I thought I'd recreate it using a different color palette. I figured it would look great for the new year. Well, it's more of like it has an underlying for me. More on that in awhile.
Take a look at this:
I named this A Blooming New Year simply because the design is floral. "Blooming" is how I want 2013 to be ... in all aspects. Did that make sense?
I used 3 thin coats of Dazzle Dry White Linen, which I thought would be a fab background for the idea. It was a debate between a pure white polish and this. The latter won. Not so sure I was ready for a pure white manicure that I'd wear for a few days.
I hand painted the design using acrylic paints and a detailing nail art brush. As for the color scheme, I decided to use 3 colors -- light purple, orange, and blue. You might ask, why not red? Well, I really don't have a good reason for that except that I wanted to use colors that I don't normally choose. It's actually part of my new year resolution to be more adventurous when it comes to polish or design colors.
This floral design is relatively easy to do because you'll be painting big shapes.
I painted the black outline first before I filled it in with my chosen colors. I always find this a more easier way to do outlines. I also added a few dots to fill in awkward spaces.
Oh, and I wanted my toes to match so I did them too! It has been awhile since I've done matching hand and feet nail art. I want to welcome 2013 with all my nails decorated. Did I went overboard? ;)
Warning! Footsie photo next. :)
Hopefully, you liked my New Year nail design. I know it is not the typical new year nail art idea. But I feel it would fit the celebration. I know that whenever I'll look on my nails during the countdown, I'll be hoping for a blooming 2013. And I hope that yours will be, too.
Happy New Year to everyone! Cheers!