I’ve been thinking about food lately…especially vegetables and salads. Here in Japan salads usually consist of a thick layer of shredded cabbage, topped with a few sad pieces of iceberg lettuce. Then again, eating vegetables raw is not really a part of the Japanese culinary tradition.
Before I get to the salad part, here’s the franken:
I used half OPI The “It” Color, a medium mustardy yellow creme, and half OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui, a dusty medium blue. (By the way, OPI was recently acquired by Coty, a cosmetics company which tests on animals. I’m using up the OPIs that are in my stash but will not be buying any more bottles.)
It made a pretty medium green that I really liked!
Actually, this color reminded me a LOT of OPI Jade is the New Black, which I do happen to own, so here it is on my index finger for comparison:
JITNB is a little bluer and closer to teal. Still, if you like those slightly muted creamy medium greens, a franken with The It Color and Suzy Says Feng Shui could be a nice alternative.
This color made me want leafy greens in the worst way, so I decided to make the nails into teeny tiny salads.
First, I dragged a barely wet brush loaded with sheer green polish across the nails in a random pattern, then I used a thin striping brush to draw random lines.
I also mixed up a bright orange Russian dressing color. It’s not my favorite, but I thought it would look good on the nails.
Then I added some little Fimo hardboiled eggs, peppers, olives, cucumbers, onions and tomatoes.
I had such a blast making these that I made a set for my Etsy store too! http://www.etsy.com/listing/65533905/japanese-nail-art-salad-days