So, a little something about me, and something I’m sure many people do, is either screenshot, save to a pinterest board or mentally save images of nail art that inspires us. I have done this type of thing for a solid few years now and rarely (never) actually replicated or been ‘inspired by’ the image as I intended it to be. Times are changing though so I’m kicking it off today with a piece I found a while back from my dear friend Emily of Very Emily fame.
Emily’s blog, and now YouTube, is filled with constant inspirational ideas. This girl has some serious talent to which I would be happy to have even a minuscule fraction of.
This is a simple design, nude with some black stamping over the top, so I felt it would be a good one to start off with and not look like a complete twat. You can Emily’s original design HERE.
I started off by using Lilypad Lacquer’s Clay as my base colour. This rosy-toned nude creme is fast becoming a firm favourite in my stash. Two thin coats of it, and I’m good to go.
I taped off the nails I wanted to stamp with using some liquid latex (Dance Legend Pure Manicure) to keep my cuticles and skin from being stamped on too.
I stamped using Celestial and Color4Nails collaborative stamping polish in the shade Onyx, and performed a bit of a double stamping mix. To create the criss-cross pattern I used AiyooHehe Fairytale 002. And for the floral pattern I used Pueen SEO1B. I added a square black stud from Bio Sculpture to my ring finger.
I adored this manicure and was so happy with how it turned out. Nude and black are one of my favourite combinations. It always looks so elegant and striking!
What do you think? Should we see some more nude and black designs?