I created another look for you using Migi Nail Art pens. It's also a visual reminder that the last opportunity to enter the contest is the end of the day Friday. I wanted to experiment with a few of the pens I haven't yet tried: purple, aqua, and violet. I have been considering paisley patterns found in henna art as a source of inspiration.
After doing some tricolor sketches, I began the design with a shimmering white canvas on the nail. I layered China Glaze White Out and the unnamed white glitter from the Borghese Allegra mini kit. With a white base, the violet and aqua colors from Migi read respectively as fuchsia and turquoise. As I was drawing, I realized my idea for a classic winter paisley bought a ticket to a Bollywood movie.
My ever elusive right hand. I am pleased with the finished look considering I drew it freeform using my uncoordinated left hand.
Purple, violet and aqua Migi Nail Art pens rest alongside a drowsy faery.
China Glaze White Out was a fussy diva. The content of my bottle of Zoya Get Even was ineffectually low. I managed one light coat over Creative Stickey, but could have used two thorough layers to combat the streakiness of White Out. I applied three coats of White Out, satisfied only because it was a layering note. The Borghese mini had a slightly smaller than standard size brush. I found it troubling, but not impossible to handle. I decided on one coat to soften the stark white and add a subtle shimmer. If I weren't using the Migi pens atop the Borghese mini, two coats would have been optimal. I had to paint carefully to get even coverage with one coat. The downsized brush was surprising since the polishes in the Serena mini kit were fitted with full size brushes.
I had a great time creating the bright paisley designs with the Migi Nail Art pens. I found the violet and the aqua polishes to have a jelly formula. The purple pen drew more defined lines. While I needed to go over the violet and aqua shaded areas for opacity, I loved the stained glass finish of both colors. These pens are part of the Gold Set available for purchase at miginailart.com.
I hope these paisley nails brightened your November day. Happy painting, ladies!