I've tried some interesting things with nails but never any sort of blending techniques. Refinery 29 had a great tutorial on how to do Ombre style nails. Feeling inspired and having been painting the last couple days, the painting continued today :-)
I chose a Deborah Lippmann shade called "Don't Tell Mama" as the blackish dark base. It actually has a green shimmer in the bottle but translates more as a black. I started painting in uneven horseshoe like patterns on my nails. For the second shade I chose Essie's "Bahama Mama" which is a slightly pinkish purple. Instead of keeping both colors separated on the nail, I actually painted the top half with purple, let dry and then painted a second coat of purple on the entire nail. This I think blended the colors better without such a drastic color difference between the black and purple. I finished with a clear top coat.
Much better turnout than I originally thought it would be!
And an update on yesterday's canvas painting... I ended up added more blossoms. I decided, they are supposed to be Fall branches not Winter branches. More foliage!
Tomorrow...the bf and I are headed to Apple Hill, so be on the lookout for some tasty apple treats to come!!