Sorry, I have been a little slow posting here on the blog. Busy, busy, busy. But I do have my nail art look for the weekly version of the 31 Day Nail Art Challenge to share with you all today! Yay! I had a vision in my head and I am happy to say they turned out so similar to what I was thinking. I love it when that happens! I was inspired the by the Disney movie 'Brave' and the main character, Merida. One of my coworkers has a new puppy named Merida, so I have been hearing her name frequently and the movie is just stuck in my head. Whenever I think of the movie 'Brave', I have visions of Merida's flowing red locks against her velvet gown running through the forest. Don't you? Hopefully, you can see the inspiration in my nails :)
I started with a base of Zoya "Honor" which is a bright forest green shimmer with a matte velvet finish. It just screams green velvet dress! In my head, her dress is this color but I think in the movie it is a little more teal/blue. But red haired lasses rock forest green, right? I left the base in it's matte velvet state and carefully painted on sweeping waves of fire orange hair using P2 "Craggy Coast" from the Brave and Beautiful, Rustic Folk Collection. I mean so perfectly does the name of this polish fit this manicure and inspiration??!?! I painted some swirls of black to define the hair but did not top coat any of this manicure. (actually I did try a glossy top coat after I took this photos and smear the black all over the place...but I will spare you that failsauce)
I really, REALLY liked how this mani turned out. It was exactly what I envisioned and I think represents the movie nicely. The contrast of the matte and shiny is great. Do you agree?!?
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- Amy McG (McPolish)
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