Happy Sunday to all of you! This time I want to show you my version of a manicure that I saw in a Japanese nail art magazine. It’s not an exact copy of the original design, mainly because I didn’t save the scans of that magazine and I had to paint it from memory.
I really like the combination of teal, black, gold and pink on my nails. To be honest I don’t think I would have ever dared to use these colors together… but I saw them in action in that magazine and I realized that I just had to try it.
I had several black nail polishes in mind for the black shimmer role, but there were no hesitations about what teal to use for the background – for some reason I knew it should be Galahad by A England. It’s not too dark or too light to be combined with black and pink, and its formula is so easy to work with. In the pics here you can see 2 coats of Galahad as a teal base color for the floral nail design.
As for the black background color, I finally decided upon Rimmel Black Pearl which is not that black actually, it’s more like a very deep charcoal with multicolored shimmer. I applied Black Pearl on tips over Galahad using a standard Rimmel brush (no tape this time), and I added some gold nail polish to hide the border between black and teal.
The list of nail polishes that I needed for the nail design:
- A England Galahad – teal base color
- Rimmel Black Pearl – black base color for tips
- Orly Luxe – gold shimmer
- Sally Hansen White On – white flowers
- Essie Need a Vacation – light pink flowers
- OPI You’re Such a Kabuki Queen – dark pink flowers (I love this color!)
- Clear top coater
I also used a dotting tool to paint the flowers with.
I hope you liked it, I know the color combo looks a bit unusual (at least to me), but I’m glad I tried it ^^
Thank you for reading and see you soon!