Hi everybunny! How are y'all? I'm sorry I've been posting so sporadically lately... I've felt kind of uninspired for nail art because all I really want to do right now is Christmas and wintery nails but it's been 65-75 degrees here for like the last week so it's really hard to get in that Christmas spirit haha. Last night I decided just to wait on the Christmas nails (I've done two sets that y'all will see soon though!) and do one of my favorite things... multicolor geometric patterns on a nude base.
Usually when I do nail art I'll try to use some new polish colors, but since I've been feeling in a slump I decided to forget about that and just pulled out my favorite polish colors. I doodled some geometric designs and ended up with this one, which I really like!
The base color actually is a polish I've never used before - Revlon Bare Bones, which I picked up during the awesome Revlon sale a month or so ago at CVS. I compared it in the store to the nudes I already owned and it didn't look the same so it came home with me since I am a sucker for nudes. It's not a dupe for any of the others I have, which is awesome! The formula was fine, especially for a light color... it was a bit thin and streaky but evened out and self-leveled nicely at 3 coats.
I used my mid-length striper brush to freehand the chevrons, beginning with the ones centered at the tops or bases of my nails as a reference point and then offsetting the angle of each new chevron set as I painted. I originally had some of the sets painted in alternating colors, but I decided I liked the same-color chevron groupings better so I painted over the offending sets and it made me much happier!
The colors I used in this manicure should be familiar to anyone who's been following me for a while because they're my FAVES. The pink is China Glaze Rich & Famous, the green is Essie Mojito Madness, the purple is Essie Play Date, and the blue is Zoya Robyn.
I even went all the way and did both hands identically for this manicure but I didn't get a picture because I've been taking my photos standing on a chair right underneath the ceiling fan light bulb in my office and my tripod doesn't get that tall, haha! Oh well.
I'm happy with the way these turned out, they're very "me" and they were definitely a really good way to pull myself out of the slump. Hopefully soon it will actually get cold here in Georgia so I can start doing pretty, sparkly, wintery nails!