I am super excited to share today’s post with you for two reasons: First because it’s an attempt at free-handing a detailed look with acrylic paint, and second because it’s my first post with The Digital Dozen!
If you haven’t heard of them, The Digital Dozen is a lovely group of ladies who collaborate every month on a new nail theme. I’ve looked up to a lot of the nail artists in the group for years so I was thrilled to be invited to join! Like, I sound really calm now right? But I’m not! I’m totally hyped! Haha.
So I decided to push myself for my first look for our theme this month: vampy!
Okay! So I started off with a black base because my plan was to blend colours all over the place as I went and I wanted to make sure that if any edges peeked out there would be a solid base. My black of choice? Sinful Colors Black on Black. 🙂 Then I went at it with a detail brush and a bunch of acrylic paints and just added layer on layer until I felt done.
Everything is finished off with two coats of quick dry top coat to help smooth it all out, and then I added a layer of matte because I always think free-handed designs are better matte.
The design idea was originally a mysterious eye with thick eyeliner because when I think of vampy I think of sexy and secretive and deep jewel tones and all that good stuff. It didn’t turn out exactly as I planned but honestly I’m pretty pleased with it overall!
What do you think, does this look say ‘vampy’ to you? 🙂
Thanks for visiting! See you tomorrow with my second look! xx