And again, it took me way too long to update… Sorry! I’m still very busy with school and work, and finding a balance between that and stuff I like (such as blogging) hasn’t yet fully worked. Anyhow, I do paint my nails every week now on the same day. So I should have a nail art article ready each week, and I’m also still working on videos 🙂
I wanted something dark, so I decided on A-England’s Ophelia. One of my favorite polishes, it’s so easy to apply (not too thick or thin), and the purple glitters in it are simply beautiful! This article: https://fairytalenailart.wordpress.com/2013/06/10/notd-black-and-purple-sparkles/ contains some photos of this polish in direct sunlight, the sparkles are much easier to see that way 🙂
For the flames, I used acrylic paint in purple and white. And I applied that using the ‘one stroke’ method. There are great tutorials of that on Youtube (try and search Tartofraises, she has amazing nail art videos). But because this was my first time trying, I kept it easy. Simply dipped one half of the brush in white, the other half in purple, and then painted thin bows on the tips of my nails.
On the accent nail (to make it fit in with the others better), I added some black stripes which you can barely see, and some white dots. Those were both done in acrylic paint as well, using a striper brush.
So, that’s the entire nail art design. If anyone has any advice on how to get better at the one-stroke technique (besides practicing, I know that’s an important one 😉 ), I’d love to hear about it!