Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Floral Aztec

I've been losing faith in myself recently. I've struggled for inspiration and my designs have been a bit meh. When you get into a rut it's tough to pull yourself out so then your designs suffer and you end up in a bit of a vicious circle. Anyway, this mani has pulled me right out of it, it's my favourite for a long time. It just works and I love it!

Unfortunately I cannot claim the design as my own. It's not a direct replication but it was heavily influenced by a similar design by @just1nail. I should be saying thank you to Paula for pulling me our of my funk with her gorgeous nail inspo!!

As with most really satisfying designs this did take a little while, but recently I've been spending ages on designs I'm not happy with. This time I was happy to be taking my time over something and getting it just right. 

I started with O.P.I - I Cannoli Wear OPI* and then painted on the simple aztec background with a very thin striper brush. The flowers are Rimmel - Bee A Honey* and Barry M - Get Set Go* and Kiss Me Quick*. Finally the leaves are two more Barry M's, Waikiki* and Cardamom*. I originally planned to go neon bright on the flowers but glad I chose slightly more muted tones. The colours work perfectly for the end of the summer season, a great transitional mani!
I was so sad to take this mani off and really wish I could have kept it on for longer. Unfortunately I'm busy building up a ton of posts for you guys to cover my imminent holiday (YAY!) so it was straight onto the next one. Sad face.

I hope you like this design as much as I do!

Jo x


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