On August 11, 2015, I took inspiration from a coworkers nails and I tried painting my very first nail art design. As in, something besides painting them one solid color, or using guide strips to do a simple French Tip.
Oh I had tried doing my own acrylic tips at home a couple years before, with a kit purchased from the store. But I had never tried painting any kind of "design" prior to the above mentioned date.
This was the design I did. I had no tools, just the brushes that came in the bottles. I gave it a shot and I got lots of "likes" from family and friends on facebook. Coworkers too.
Looking back on it now, I would say its a little bit armature compared to what I do now. But one has to start somewhere, right?
I then took on a few more designs, building up some skills and collecting a few tools. At first, I tried making my own homemade dotting tools. I used a bobby pin, bend into an L shape. Sometimes I would use a tooth pick, for smaller dots. I bought a set of black, silver and white polishes which came with striping brushes, and about a dozen other polish colors. At that point, I turned out the following designs, and discovered that nail art was something I had a passion for! At first, I was changing my designs every night, or every other night. I was trying to gain experience, but also I was so excited to try lots of ideas. As you can see, the types of designs I was willing to attempt gradually got more and more complex:
At that point, the holidays were creeping up, so I started looking up holiday designs on google, pinterest and YouTube. Holiday themes were the most exciting and fun for me, which I will share in other posts. I will also be talking about some of my failures and interesting discoveries.
For now I just want to get an introduction going, so I can have fun blogging about one of my favorite subjects! Thank you for checking out my nail blog, I hope you will scroll through my other posts and join my on my journey into the nail art world. :)