If you guys remember, I was mixing up a collection of colors based on the Tokyo Metro Subway lines. There are two more colors left, and I’m going to do them both today! I had a fun time doing these, but they were mostly all cremes and I have been severely glitter deprived!
Here we have the Namboku Line. The name means “north-south” and it’s a medium teal green. I made this by mixing 1/2 Essie Mesmerize, a creme blue, and 1/4 of China Glaze Bermuda Breakaway, a dark cornflower blue and 1/4 Color Club Yell-OH!, a neon yellow (surprise, surprise.) I origially left out the darker blue and just mixed the Mesmerize and Yell-OH, but the result was too bright green, rather than teal.
The end result leaned a hair bluer than the Namboku line, but I really liked the color. This is three thin coats with a rather hasty application of Seche on top. Greens make my ghostly white hands look red, especially in photos, but I still plan on wearing this one again!
One more left in the Tokyo Metro collection, which I’ll be showing you tomorrow.
Thanks also to all of you who liked my Scream nails! I have another few teeny Fine Art nails planned because those Screams were so much fun! I bought a tiny paintbrush with a rubbery grip on it this weekend that’s especially for nail art. The one I used for the Scream was small, but not really designed for that close-up work- it was just a regular dollar-store paintbrush. I’m hoping my next set of Art Nails will be even better! I may even paint a teeny, tiny frame around it if I’m feeling particularly inspired. And…it gives me an excuse to buy more polish, right? Now it’s not just a manicure, it’s Art! I’ll have to start drinking wine and nibbling cheese when I paint, with some classical jazz in the background.