Purchased by Me
Hey all! It's that time of the month in which my fellow Paint All the Nails bloggers and I link up in a group nail art challenge. This month we voted on Monochrome as the theme and I am over-the-top excited to share with you what I came up with.
When we picked the theme of Monochrome, to make it more of a challenge, it was decided that we could be keeping a strict interpretation of the theme, no other colors beyond grayscale. I love black and white together and while I do appreciate bright pops of color, a stark black and white contrast is one of my favorite things to see. I had a number of ideas that I wanted to try so I ended up with not one, but three designs! Let's start with the first one:
For my first attempt, I decided to try a simple black and white stamped look. Stamping is not something I do as often as freehand nail art, so while I like how this flows together, I wish it was just a bit more crisply done. Gotta practice my stamping technique more. I used Rica Whiteout as my base color, and Blackout to stamp the lines from a Moyou Pro plate. I added a layer of Darling Diva Polish Crazy Doesn't Even Begin to Cover It, which is a holo topper that I will be reviewing soon.
My next attempt was a negative space look. You guys know how much I love negative space. I went with this mod looking design using Cirque Colors Carpe Diem and Memento Mori, plus a few curved nail vinyls and some striping tape.
My last design is a free hand floral one. For this look, I decided to use my other go-to black and white polishes, Pretty Serious Absence for the base and Presence (plus a few dabs of Absence) to create the flowers. It was a close call, but this may be my favorite of the three designs.
Click on the links below to see what the other bloggers have created!