Happy Wednesday! This week I’m sharing a free-handed mani that really challenged my ability to paint straight lines:
- Orly Pink Whisper – a very light pink. I don’t think they sell it anymore, but I just wanted something light and neutral.
- Milani Nail Art in Black Sketch for the lines.
Once the base color was dry, I’d generally start with the lines by painting one diagonal line across the nail so that I had a starting point to work from.
Then I’d continue to paint lines parallel to the first line above or below it. Next, I’d paint lines going perpendicular to the first line in the space on my nail opposite from where the parallel lines were. Sometimes I’d start lines going in a third direction. I tried to have each nail look a little bit different.
I really like how it came out and surprisingly it didn’t take too long. The only problem I had (I always do this) is that I didn’t wait long enough for the black lines to dry and they got a little streaky when I added a top coat. Oh well. patience is a virtue, need to work on that…
What do you think? Will you give it a try?