Arden: Hey everybody! Today's prompt in the 33 Day Challenge is "Mexican nails." Not gonna lie-- I have no idea what that's supposed to refer to. I didn't want to portray any stereotypes, so I decided to do something pretty safe: a desert sunset landscape. The inspiration for these nails came from this paper mosaic I made a couple years ago and now hangs on my wall:
To create these nails, I started with a base coat, then painted on one coat of white polish (Sally Hansen White On). Then, starting at the base of my nail, I took a nail art brush and painted on strokes of the navy polish. I repeated this method for the purple, pink, yellow, and gold polish. Finally, I took a striping brush and painted on the ground and the cacti. (And then added a top coat of Essie Good to Go. Can't forget that top coat!)
Colors used in the sunset:
CoverGirl Boundless Color Fuschia Girl
Essie Good as Gold
The edges of these were a little messier than I would've liked, but overall I think they turned out pretty good. If I were to do it again, the only change I'd make would be not to paint a cactus on each nail-- maybe just the pointer and ring finger.
As always, be sure to check out all of the other great nail art designs below!