Yesterday was the first day of Spring/Summer in the North East of Scotland, and to celebrate I wanted nice Spring/Summer nails :) as I mentioned before I had two colours from Orly's Hope and Freedom Festival and had not got around to trying Melodious Utopia yet, which is a rather sheer yellow with a pink shimmer. Sounds odd doesn't it? It's actually a really nice colour but for now Barry M's Station Road remains my favourite yellow. but I digress.
I had originally just meant to swatch on the yellow and go but I decided to go back to my old friend the Fishbraid nail art, which I initially tried in January and can be seen here. I used Orly Coachella Dweller for the green, because I am in love with the ceramic finish of that polish, and Barry M Gelly in Papaya for the pink.
To create a fishtail braid pattern is super easy - this only took about ten minutes before I left for class. Begin with a base coat of one of the colours, then just paint a line one ontop of the other just like if you were braiding hair, one line from the left, one line from the right, and so on. If anyone wants a photo tutorial then just ask :)
As for Melodious Utopia, I totally forgot to get a swatch pic (my bad) but it takes at least 3 coats to be opaque and I can still see dark shadows on my nails. It is very sheer, maybe not the best colour to use when overlapping over a hi shine pink like the Gelly, but I think I like it. the pink shimmer in it is so unusual but I've gotten used to it. I tried to get some pics to show the pink in it but it didn't come out too clear.
So there we are - summer came and left again almost as quickly, but I still have summer on my nails :)
|I apologies for my shoe being in this picture ..|