So here I am now, still a bit uninspired but I wanted to start the ball rolling. It is a new year after all, right? What I have for you is something simple and I called it Crossed Out. Take a look below to find out why.
Crossed Out Nail Art Design by Simply Rins
I always think that abstract designs are always a good fallback when you've ran out of nail art ideas. I decided to play with lines and patterns and this is what I came up with. It's nothing fancy but surprisingly, I liked how it turned out.
Dazzle Dry Joan's Armor
I used 2 coats of Dazzle Dry Joan's Armor as base for this nail design. I was wearing this for a day before I decided to spice it up with some nail art. Joan's Armor is a charcoal grey creme polish with excellent consistency. It could be a one coater with a generous layer but I think it is better with 2 thin coats. Application is a breeze. If you are into dark shades (like myself), you'll probably love this one. This would make a good alternative to black.
For the design, I used Liquitex Basics acrylic paints and a stripper nail art brush. I figured white would be too loud so I opted to mix white and a little amount of yellow oxide.
The result is sort of an attention grabber. Do you think so, too? It's one of those nail designs that is recognizable even from a distance. And I think it makes my nails look longer. What's great about it is how versatile it is when it comes to color combinations.
If you are curious how I did this, I started with finding the center of the nail and marking it with a dot. This made it easier to paint the "x" on each nail. I added the triangles on each corner last.
Painting the lines requires a bit of precision and so I think this would be a good practice for nail art beginners who would like to practice drawing lines.
Sometimes, I get pressured to paint my nails with more intricate nail designs because I feel people expect me to. But I think it is always good to remind oneself that nail art is something personal. We paint our nails to please ourselves and not others.
I hope you'll like my first nail art for 2013. More to come! :)