Now, let’s get this straight. I am no connoisseur of nail art, in any way. Or form. It is only through plenty of practice that I am confident in painting my nails properly. And even that includes nifty tricks to clean it up. So I apologise in advance for the impending terror, but I will make it up to you by showing you work from and AMAZING nail artist. All about balance, right?
When I got given the chance to try out the normal version of Bio Sculpture’s Gel polishes, I was beyond excited. The fact that they offer the chance to use their colour range in an at home way is great, particularly with may of us being time poor, sometimes getting to the salon can be a bit of a challenge. They offer an amazing range of colours to choose from too, you will never be short of choice And the newest release spring colours are right on trend and right up my alley, pastels! And the extremely talented Tomoko Namba (Bio Sculpture Gel’s Master Nail Artist) certainly inspired me (and slightly intimidated me) with the most amazing nail art ever. Check a couple of them out here (click on the photo for a closer look):
Amazing, right? Now after teasing your eyeballs with this gorgeousness, be prepared for the mediocrity that is my attempt at nail art! 😉 I started with a base of #155 Jackie which is this lovely pastel, coral like pink. I loved the way this looked against my skin. The other bonus, they apply like a dream! The brush is wide and the polish is so opaque, a perfect homage to their gel counterparts. 1-2 coats and you’re set. The other thing I noticed, is that they are incredibly shiny, you could easily get away with no top coat in a pinch.
Now, this is where my attempt at nail art comes in. I decided on a feature nail using #98 Soaring Dove (a stormy blue-grey) to create polka dots. They are very uneven, and getting used to dotting the right amount was a task in itself (note to self, buy a proper dotting tool!). And at first I was unsure how these colours would work, but I ended up loving the contrast! I’m certainly no Tomoko Namba, but it has inspired me to try a few new techniques out. And remember there is inspiration everywhere, clothes, flowers and all the stunning shades of spring can get you into the nail art mood, and practice makes perfect!
As you can see, I’ve tried to get the most ‘flattering’ angle of my art. But I love how the colours look, right on trend for spring. And I’m sure with a bit of practice, I think my ability will improve, and I certainly want to get some more colours from their range (hello neons for summer!). And with the ease at which these apply, I’m sure I’ll be a pro in no time!
Have you tired your hand (geddit 😉 ) at nail art, or are you not artistically inclined, like myself?
You can purchase these polishes from your local Bio Sculpture Salon for AU$19.95. To find your closest stockist visit http://www.biosculpture.com.au/
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