Let me start by listing my inspiration for this design. I saw this absolutely adorable raspberry nail art look from Fall in NaiLove, and I instantly knew I wanted to recreate it. I figured that I should pick my own fruit to copycat the design with, so I went with blueberries and incorporated the purple background to really make it fun!
I started with a base of China Glaze Lotus Begin on all nails. This is probably my favorite purple polish! Then, using these brushes from Born Pretty Store, I painted on half circles with OPI Put a Coat On, and then smaller half circles with Essie Strut Your Stuff. The black outlines were created with acrylic paint. And of course, I topped everything off with top coat!
I will admit that I think this nail art is a bit strange! But I ended up really liking the unique color combination, and I think the cartoony feel matches the color scheme well.
I really think I need to step up my game for the rest of this challenge, but at the same time, I don't want to burn out too soon, so I guess I will just have to see where the next day takes me. I have to admit though, I am starting to get more comfortable with painting freehand, even though I have only done a few manicures so far!
Here are the colors I used. Yes, OPI Put a Coat On is technically a base coat - it's a super opaque white for wearing under neon polishes. I figured it would work well in nail art, and I was right!
I actually got all of these colors from HB Beauty Bar. You can use the code POLISHCHALLENGE at checkout for 15% off your entire order!
What do you think of my blueberry nails? Don't forget to check out the other talented ladies taking on the challenge: