Happy Monday! My summer intensive is almost over and I'll be home on Sunday, so things should start picking up around here again soon! For this morning's post, I've got what is probably the most complicated and time-consuming freehand nail art that I've done to date!
A few weeks ago, one of my (and my sister's) best friends came camping with us for the weekend. She slept over the night before, and I had told her that I'd do her nails for her. It started with the idea of just one or two of her favourite characters, but escalated rather quickly after that... Four hours later:
Alisha had some amazingly large nail beds, which was perfect for this detailed nail art! The base colour for all her nails is... you guessed it, OPI My Vampire Is Buff. Most of the detailing was done with acrylic paint, and all nails are topped off with one coat of LaCC 2013 top coat followed by one coat of Seche Vite. We started with the well-known Nyan Cat on one thumb...
And on the remaining four fingers of that hand, I did (from index to pinky, L-R) Toad, Spongebob, Princess Peach, and a Despicable Me Minion! The yellow base for the minion is Spa Ritual Enlightened Soul, and Peach's tiara is Essie Good As Gold.
On the other thumb, we hose to do Bowser... this one took quite a while!!
And finally, to finish it off, we did (pinky to index, L-R) Pikachu, Link (from Zelda), Pooh, and Yoshi!
Here's what Alisha had to say about these... (she loves me a lot after doing this.)
"I always love when Emma does my nails! Every time I get many compliments (unfortunately I have to tell them I didn't do it) but it's still cool :) These nails were the most amazing thing I think Emma has ever done! With only taking 4 hours of our lives away, it was amazing to watch the techniques of how to get that thin black outline, or where she was going to even start! Thanks Emma! :D "
I've got to say that I'm definitely proud of this nail art!! Alisha wore them around for about two weeks, and was completely paranoid about chipping them, haha! My favourite nails are coincidentally the ones I was most worried about attempting, as well as the ones I ended up doing best on (in my opinion!) My favourites are Peach, Bowser, and Link, but the Nyan Cat is pretty darn awesome too!! Which nails are your favourite? :)