Hello! I’m back and ready to try to catch up on the OMD2 challenge! Today I’ll be posting my day 4 nails with the theme ‘bright’! I was going to do lavender but I was having a bit of a creative block for a design and every time I tried to do a lavender mani, it went wrong. So I decided against the lavender theme. I may come back to it at the end though!
So anyway, as I said, I am doing the bright theme today. As soon as I saw the word ‘bright’ I instantly thought NEON. I recently found a discounted nail polish shop at an outlet shopping centre. It was like nail polish heaven. Loads of amazing nail art brands, at reasonable prices. I must have spent a good hour in that store. I picked up a neon orange nail polish by the W7 brand. I’ve never actually tried a polish from this brand before but I was quite impressed! 🙂
This was a very random design, I didn’t really have a plan but all I kept thinking was BRIGHT! I decided to use my new No7 pastel yellow polish in the shade Lemon Drop. I have to admit that I’m not really keen on the colour yellow however, I like to use it for nail art now and again. I used a ‘no water water marble’ technique on my thumb. That sounds very confusing but it’s basically creating a water marble look without the use of water! It’s very simple to create. I started by painting my thumb with the neon orange colour and while it was still wet, I added spots of the yellow polish and mixed them in with the neon colour with a toothpick. I really love this look! It’s a great alternative to a normal water marble technique because it’s not very messy.
I then created an accent nail with another technique. I was inspired by the dry brush nail technique which is quite popular lately. I used a thin striper brush dipped into the lemon yellow colour but wiped off the excess polish. I then created random strokes of polish all over the nail!
I finished off this design by adding small gold studs on these nails. I’ve been using these a lot lately, they are basic but add a nice effect to plain or accent nails. I purchased a wheel of nail decorations from primark for just £1. They include star-shaped studs, round studs, gems of different sized and little nail beads! I was very pleased with this purchase! I seem to have a lot of luck with buying nail accessories from random clothes stores! 🙂 Just like how I purchased my striping tape from newlook. It just goes to show that you really do find the best deals in the most random stores.
Thanks for reading! More challenges to be posted soon! Click below to view the other designs in this category!