I just finished my nail design for new year. 2013 is the year of the snake according to the Chinese calendar and I wanted to base my design on this. Chinese new year is going to be on February 10th, you still have time to do this nail art ;).
Here is what I came up with:
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This is how I made this design:
-I started with a sheer beige nail polish as the base + 2 coats of OPI - Pirouette my Whistle
-I used Oumaxi dark green acrylic paint and painted the snake in a shape that resembles the 2013 numbers and the Happy New Year letters.
-Painted small lines and eyes on the snake using Oumaxi gold paint. I also painted the tongue with red paint from the same brand.
-Added floral nail stickers and a little bit of gold flake on the empty spaces and finished up with Out the Door top coat.
I love the outcome. It is the 1st time I use acrylic paint and I have to say that I love it, way better than using nail polish to draw on my nails. If I made a mistake, I can just scratch it off when dried or swipe it with a damp napkin. Also, my freehand nail art does not smudge when applying top coat!
I don't do freehand nail art often and I wanted to do something special for New Year.
I hope you like this nail art ;)
I wish all of you a Happy and Prosperous New Year!
♥♥Thank you for reading♥♥