So there’s this famous painting by Katsushika Hokusai called South Wind, Clear Sky. I liked it and decided to paint it on my nails. That’s what normal people do right?
I think it turned out pretty well :)
Polishes I used were
Here is the painting if you aren’t familiar with it:
So here’s a bunch of pictures :)
So I posted earlier this week about my pledge class bar crawl, and here are the nails I did to match my shirt :)
I used Essie’s Grow Stronger base coat, 2 coats of Orly’s Snowcone, 2 coats of Sally Hansen’s Xtreme Wear White On, then Color Club’s black and white nail stripers, and a silver Stripe Rite. oh and 2 coats of Seche Vite. So much nail polish! And here are a million pictures…
:( I didn’t let it dry enough before I used my top coat so I got a little pull on my thump/pinky
and here we are at the second bar (not peace signs). the picture is fuzzy, kind of like my night.
Hii, this is Essie’s Borrowed & Blue from the 2011 Wedding Collection. I love this color, it is one of my favorite blues that I own. The application was a bit streaky, but the second coat helped smooth it out. I used it in water marbling so it was left open and got a bit thicker. I’ve had this one for a while and never got around to swatching it. As usual I have a bunch of pictures :)
This was only 2 coats and no top coat.
This is from Essie’s Winter Collection: School of Hard Rocks. Essie describes it as a midnight malachite. I googled malachite because I had no idea what it was and that seems way greener, but either way, this is definitely my favorite of the Winter 2011 collection.
It only took 2 coats for full opacity and had a nice glossy finish. This may actually be one of my all time favorites from Essie. I don’t think I have another shade like it.
Then I got bored and added some stripes :)
I love matted nail polish. Essie Matte About You is still my favorite!