I think I am almost better. The fevers are gone, the weakness is gone... But the shallow breathing and cough attacks are still here - nonetheless, I'm still here! Today I have some black Victorian rose Doc Martens inspired nail art, shamefully taken from Chelsea King of "Chelsea's Get Nailed". (I still can't help but think dirty thoughts when I read the name of her blog, hahaha.) Hers are a lot more refined, neater and just generally superior to mine in every way but you know... For a Shitty Nail Art Monday... I gotta admit: I kind of like these!
I have actually been eyeballing these Doc Martens since I saw them last summer but was too cheap to pick them up at the time. By the time I was going to get serious about getting them, they were gone. I scoured online websites and eBay but no luck. I actually ended up getting them in the Shoreditch style which is OK because they match my limited edition Sanrio Doc Martens as well!
For this nail art, I used Rimmel Black Satin for the base, and Color Club Warhol, Color Club Earthy Angel, Color Club New Bohemian, Color Club Poptastic, Color Club Almost Famous and OPI Alpine Snow. I used to buy Color Club sets at Winners because they were cheap but haven't really used them. Definitely great for expanding my palette for nail art. I used a longer thin brush that I got from Michael's. The colour isn't bang on with the original black Victoria rose print but it still created a really nice look and consistency.
This took a lot of patience. This hand took me a total of 45 minutes. It's also probably due to me being a total n00b. I followed Chelsea's tutorial for the most part and then used her original post as a reference. (Her tutorial only had pink roses rather than pink and yellow.) I think the trick here is to used a light amount of polish on the brush. I tend to put on too much and it becomes a mess. I had no idea nail art roses were so simple to do. They are literally blogs with smaller "C" lines in the middle. But again, it's a matter of less is more and having different colours to help bring out the shape and shadows helps as well.
These are actually still my current nails, haha. I did them a week and a half ago! I guess that's what happens when you're sick. Also here's an adventure of my perfume collection. I have Lady Gaga's Fame Black Fluid and Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir from my BFF who now lives in London (damnit I miss her). (Apparently, just sell me anything with "black" and I'm there.)
And because I wasn't joking about being obsessed with this print, I actually went ahead and ordered the shoes online. Here's my nail art maybe a week after. A little tip wear but you get it.
Alright, I hope that was fun for a Shitty Nail Art Monday! But again, I actually sort of like these! They could have been done better but alas, it is what it is.