Today I have another luscious confection from the Nubar Chocolate Truffles collection. Milk Chocolate Creme is a warm brown that is evocative of licking icing atop a cupcake or breaking off a square from a chocolate bar.
I drew swirls with Migi Nail Art pens in gold and orange, then added rhinestones. This is my first attempt using nail art pens for freehand designs. I hope you enjoy it!
I thought you might like to see the design on my thumb nail.
Here is another lovely butterfly from my visit to the Museum of Natural Sciences.
Working with Nubar Milk Chocolate Creme really seemed more like decorating holiday cookies than painting my nails! The color looked distractingly delicious. I am glad Nubar sent Milk Chocolate Creme to me for review. Two coats brought perfect opacity. Painting with the Nubar formula always feels so different than with polishes from other big three companies. Nubar's polishes seem drier and thinner. I always approach big three free formulas by painting very thin coats and keeping the volume of polish on the brush light. With Nubar, application is best with a medium amount of polish on the brush. Those who paint thicker coats normally will not have to make any adjustment. I guarantee you will find the formula very easy to control. The Chocolate Truffle Collection is available for purchase at bynubar.com.
I had a great time experimenting with Migi Nail Art pens. I adore swirls. I was inspired by a piece of fabric in a patchwork dress. I sketched my idea for the design on the train last night. Preparing an outline in advance was very useful. Having a sense of surety when gliding the pen tip across the nail allows for cleaner lines. I noticed the colors on my right hand are a little brighter. I think using the pen agitated the paint inside and allowed for better mixing. Next time I will shake gently before use!
I noticed when switching between the pens, any paint left at the tip would harden. On occasion, I would have to remove the dried residue to allow the paint to flow again. While Migi includes a cleaning needle in each kit for this purpose, I was able to brush it off the outside without any internal obstruction. These pens are part of the Gold Kit, which was sent to me for review. Pen and brush sets are available at miginailart.com.
The gold and orange pens from Migi Nail Art are part of the current contest running through November 20th. If you haven't had a chance yet, you can enter here.
What do you think of my freehand design? Would you like to see more hand painted looks?
Happy painting, ladies!