The funny name comes from me using two different brands of polish to get this nail art look.
I had started with Girly Bits lacquer in the holo color of “Accidental PPV”, then added the statement nail in London Town’s “Beau of the City” along with the fade on the other two nails. Finally, I used Orly’s Instant Artist brush on paint in white to create the lines on my ring finger! The sponging effect on the middle finger was also with Orly’s Instant Artist in white.
I love how the extreme holo of the Girly Bits makes the fade look so much better! You can just see the holo under the part of the Londontown blue & Orly white that is fading out.
I think that this Girly Bits polish is a perfect base for fades.
What do you think? And what about the name I gave it?????
I recently had very soft and subtle gradient nail art on my fingers.
I love the look of it but I felt like I wanted to wear something a little livelier for the weekend.
I was inspired by two things.
This is backwards but my second inspiration is from Orly Instant Artist water based paints. They allow you to create very pretty designs. Make them as simple or as complex as you want. They have a thin striping brush built into the container that has enough stiffness to it to allow great control and is long enough to create smooth lines.
So… this is how my manicure started out.
And then I added stripes and dots of varying sizes with the Instant Artists colors from Orly.
Orly Instant Artist Water Based colors
Here,you can see where my first inspiration came from.
Kenneth Vo is a nail stylist that I follow in Instragram and Facebook. He has great designs and his line work is stellar. I took my inspiration from him for my nails.
nails by Kenny!
Really great line work!
One thing I wanted to share with you is that when you are using Orly Instant Artist paints, you may think that the art is dull looking. It does look like that before you apply top coat. Almost chalky looking.
before top coat
But as you can see, once you apply a good top coat (I used Seche Vite) it just POPS!
after top coat
Give Orly Instant Artist a try. The brushes are just the perfect length for creating curved lines. And like I said, you can water it down to allow you to perfect your line work or allow for shading!
You might also like to check out Kenneth Vo. A nail stylist, INM Educator and KISS nail product Designer!