And I was feeling a little mellow so I put some Bubble Bath Gel Color from OPI on them.
But the hue was a little too pink for my liking. Then I remembered the other day that I had some mineral makeup that I had bought, like 3 years ago, and my little mind started to work. I wondered if the makeup I had would give the Gel Color that fun iridescent look that is so hot right now. Almost like a mirror finish.
So, I tried them all over a clear gel coat to see what might happen. I decided to use the one with the least amount of color in the pigment and I am happy with the final color is gave my nails.
Then, I remembered that I had this cool gift bag that had a great shimmer and shine to it. Again my mind went into over drive and I thought…..
Hey, lets cut that bag up and make it into slivers of the bag to put into gel on my nails!
Marian Newman, from London and who I learned from during Nails Mastered said that you should always gather unusual things because you never know what kind of cool art it might become!!!
I added some different sized and colored Swarovski crystals to it and then filled in some of the gaps with Crystal Pixie by Swarovski and this is the final look! I did my thumb on the other hand.
I’m not too sure I’m finished with these nails. They seem like they are missing something.
So, take Marian’s advice like I did and gather those strange things that may not have been designed for nail art because you never really know when inspiration is going to hit!
I had to amazing opportunity to be a model for the super talented Russian nail artist Tanya. She HAND PAINTED this gorgeous lion on my finger nail for me during the class. This was done on July 22, 2016. This was all done with Akzentz Luxio line!Tayna really likes the consistency of the gel for doing intricate art such as my Lion! It does blend beautifully and as I have said, with gel, if you don’t like it, wipe it off and start again!
When when I got home I added a crown to my beautiful Lion!
I simply couldn’t let go of this beauty when it came time to do my nails again, so I added more Swarovksi® crystals to be able to wear her longer!