Hey! So, I just got back from a LARP trip (which is also the reason I'm a bit late with this post) and I'm still wearing the design I made for this event. I needed something medieval, pale colours that wouldn't show some minor chips and as usual, I didn't really know what I would paint when I sat down to do it. I started with a wooden base (also used in Tribal Chevron and Wooden, Blue and Aztec) and as I was looking at the wooden look I came up with the idea of woodcarving imitation on my nails...
I started with nude base colour, then I used distressed technique with two brown-ish polishes and the nude one again. I sketched the swirls with light brown acrylic paint, outlined them with dark brown and added some highlights with almost white paint.
What I used:
Rimmel 367 Bare Necessities (nude base)
The New Black polish (below)
Maybelline colorama 165 (dark brown)
Essence BTGN high gloss
I enjoyed the trip so much, it was purifying escape from the reality to a world of magic and adventure and... woodcarving nails. I had to leave that world but I'll keep these nails for few more days to remind me of the mood I was in during the stay.
(I do feel a bit silly writing this.)
What do you think? Both about these nails and about LARP, this was my first experience of this kind and I truly was excited.
I hope I managed to match my nails to the whole idea well enough.