It's that time again, time for Les Nail Smiths for the month of April! This time it was Michelle's turn to pick, and she chose for us to do manis inspired by or recreations of Korean nail art. Keep reading to find out more!
I'll be honest, I'm not very in tune with a lot of Asian culture besides Japanese. So I turned to one of Michelle's Pinterest boards for some inspiration, since she really likes that kind of thing! Apparently popular Korean nail art tends to be fairly minimalist with simple designs - I can dig it! I finally decided to attempt a recreation of this nail art design, although my version is lacking the sparkly extra bits cuz I just didn't feel like it at the moment.
I started by applying a homemade black sheer polish to my full thumb and ring finger, and the same thing but only 2/3 down on my middle finger. I ended up using like 4 coats of my sheer black, so I may work on reformulating it. Next on both my thumb and ring finger I added some polka dots with a dotting tool and Wet n Wild Black Creme, and outlined each using the same black polish and a striping brush. On my middle finger, I painted Black Creme 1/3 down my nail to create a sort of ombre effect, and made a line 2/3 down with my striper and Black Creme. On my index and pinky fingers I applied two coats of OPI My Vampire is Buff.
Wet n Wild Black Creme
OPI My Vampire is Buff
Franken black sheer
Overall I liked how simple this design was. Definitely not my style, but it's okay to step out of your comfort zone now and then! Be sure to check out Michelle's take on this month's theme - it's SUPER adorable!!! Thanks for stopping by!