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This was the first idea when I read the prompt for this week but I actually didn’t do this mani at first – I did another mani which I will share with you at some point – but this idea kept lingering so here is what I spent an hour and a half doing on Wednesday afternoon. The first thing that came to mind with the word “pale” is myself. I am super pale – I don’t really go outside a lot (shocker I know), I thought to contrast I would use a sunshine yellow (OPI I Just Can’t Cope-acabana) and add some pretty tanned ladies. I do want to apologise for my dry skin but between acne treatment and the weather my skin is suffering big time at the moment. All of the painting was done with acrylic paints and my fine detail brush from Born Pretty Store (I cannot recommend the set enough, even if you only get it for this brush).
I have been watching a lot of Robin Moses on Youtube lately and definitely working on building up my layers of shade and highlighting to bring out shapes and details without having to paint too much (which is really important on teeny tiny nails like this). Is it vain to paint yourself on your nails? I thought I would do another mini tutorial for the ladies in case any of you want to give it a go yourself. This really is just basic shapes the tricky part is how small those shapes are – make sure you have a good brush and to get the paint to work for you make sure you thin it down with water. Remember with acrylic paint it’s really easy to remove with alcohol if it all goes horribly wrong OR you can just paint over it.
I suppose my nails didn’t really end up being very pale themselves but definitely capture my ghosty whiteness! Don’t forget to check out what all the other lovely ladies have been up to using the froggy inlinkz below and checking out our #A2ZNails on IG! There is a full archive for this challenge available HERE.