To achieve this look, I started with a base of OPI You're So Vain-illa (from the new Coca Cola collection, review coming soon!) Then, I mixed up some acrylic paints to create the teal, light green, and light pink colors, and painted them on with a small paint brush. I topped that all with regular top coat to smooth it out, and then matte top coat to soften the look.
I am so in love with how these turned out! Of course, they don't compare to the original manicure, but knowing that I have some sort of skill with freehand nail art is pretty much a huge relief, and now I feel like I can try other freehand patterns as well. I think this color scheme is gorgeous, too.
Since I only used one polish for this manicure, I didn't take a bottle shot like I usually do with nail art. Would you guys be interested (in the future) in seeing the acrylic paints I used as well, in my bottle shots? Again, I usually mix basic colors together, so it wouldn't be the same colors you see in the manicure. Anyway, let me know!
For those of you who aren't following Wondrously Polished yet, you can see her blog here. Not only does she do tons of gorgeous freehand nail art, but she also posts the occasional swatches of polish collections! (And we all know how obsessed I am with swatches.)
What do you think of complicated freehand nail art? Would you like to see more of it from me?