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What is a nail art challenge without doing something I have never tried before? Go big or go home...right? Well, when I started really thinking about "green + orange + purple + mermaids" I could only think of one thing...Ariel. It had to be. But I wasn't sure which way I wanted to go...so I went the craziest way. I am actually glad I did.
I fully blame Narmai for this. I don't know if I would have attempted something this involved if not for her. In fact, I initially intended to do something completely different...but I have no patience and inspiration struck.
Carpe Noctem Cosmetics Olaf
Crimson Lake Acrylic Paint
Burnt Sienna Acrylic Paint
Emerald Green Acrylic Paint
Cobalt Blue Acrylic Paint
Titanium White Acrylic Paint
Black Acrylic Paint
I only have a small paint set, and I was too lazy to get my craft paints...so the purple here is a hand mixed shade that turned out quite plummy-violet. But its there, by the gods. I think this ticks all the boxes for the challenge in a way that is completely new for me. You might see more hand-painted stuff in the future. It is strangely satisfying and relaxing.
So how did I do on my first attempt at hand-drawn art? Have you used acrylic paints for your nail art before? If so, leave me some tips in the comments below. I welcome all the help I can get.
And then, see what other awesome things people came up with for this collection of colors!