I’m sorry for being neglectful- with everything going on, life has been pretty busy. I’m flying out in about 3 weeks and the big day is at the end of October. I still don’t know what to do for my nails. At least my shoes are blingy enough to distract everyone if my nails are (gasp) bare!
Despite my wacky nail art, I’m not really girly and frou-frou but for some reason, I’ve had Marie Antoinette on the brain lately. (A subconscious association with the guillotine? Yikes! I hope not!) It’s probably from looking at endless cakes and frilly cocktail napkiny things.
Here’s some Marie-inspired nail art I’ve done recently.
I think Marie would have had pretty faaabulous nails, if nail art had been invented in her day. I mean, this woman made her hair into a clipper ship, right?
And here’s some gruesome Marie ones!
I’ve also been working on my gradations and making some gothic-inspired florals:
My 3-D roses still need a little work, but I like the overall effect for a Halloween party or cosplay:
Nail school has almost come to a close, and it’s been a really good learning experience. I can’t get a visa to work in a nail salon, and I’m not sure that’s really what I want to be doing anyway. I think I’d rather go into creating nail art for magazine shoots and fashion shows. That being said, there’s a lot of pressure in the fashion world and it’s really hard work to take someone’s vision and put it on nails. But I really enjoy nails as an kind of expression and an art form, and poo poo to anyone who says it’s not “real” art. Yes, I’ll be the first to admit that even some of my own nail art is tacky as heck! But wouldn’t it be a boring world if we didn’t embrace a little off-the-wall tackiness now and again?