Have you ever been surprised by something you'd done? These were the nails I did for back to school last year:
The surprising thing about these was that I don't like them, but they're one of my most repinned manis on Pinterest. I have no idea why - looking at them almost a year after I've done them, I definitely wouldn't wear them again. This year, I was a lot happier with what I came up with.
I started off with a base of white, and drew some blue & red lines on with a striping brush. For the index finger, I used an orange/yellow base, a pinky/orange tip, and a stripe of silver in the middle to look like a pencil. I added some borders using a darker silver, and some doodles to the 'page' nails with a small nail art brush.
I'm really happy with how they turned out - and also that they earned a place in the August/September issue of Nail Art Gallery Magazine!
My nail art mojo still hasn't completely returned, but bear with me, I have a few things in the pipeline. Also, don't forget to enter my Asos giveaway in conjunction with ao.com - click the picture in the sidebar to enter!