For this prompt, I decided to copy this arrow pattern I found online. Using a multitude of colors, this took a while, but I was pretty satisfied with the results.
I applied one coat of Zoya Purity, then I made a gradient using Zoya Purity and Zoya Charlotte, with Purity near the base of my nail and Charlotte at the tip. After adding a topcoat, I used striping tape to create the arrow shapes. I added yet another gradient, this time using, from the base of the nail to the tip, Zoya Sia, Wet n Wild Putting on Airs, Revlon Eclectic, and Sinful Colors Let’s Meet. I put on one last topcoat and that’s it! This took a longer time than usual, as I had to (impatiently ) wait for it to dry before adding the tape.
Day 25! This pattern is inspired by one of my shirts, shown below. This design is a simple recreation of the stripes.
Starting with two coats of Zoya Blu, I added a top coat. I then used Sinful Colors Let’s Meet to free hand the yellow section at the top of my third and fourth nails. Next I put on striping tape, making wide stripes. So I didn’t have an exact color to match the darker blue stripes, so I mixed two colors, Zoya Sia and Sinful Colors Sail La Vie, then dipped a cosmetic sponge into the mix, applying it onto the nail.
I like how the wide stripes turned out on the nails without the yellow block, but looking back I think I should make the stripes more narrow next time. Six more prompts in the challenge and I’ll be done!
The next prompt in the 31 Day Challenge is ‘Inspired by a Movie.’ So these nails are based on The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. I’m not really sure why I chose to paint my nails based on this book, besides the fact that I’m writing a paper about it, but I decided to go ahead and do it and get in the spirit of my paper.
I painted two coats of Zoya Dove, followed by a topcoat so I could use acrylic paints to freehand the blood and city line. I then finished with another topcoat as acrylic dries with a matte finish.
I really liked these nails, I enjoy painting the drips, they are really easy to do and they have a cool effect. I’ll put some info below on The Jungle and that time period if anyone’s interested.
The Jungle is a novel written in 1906 by Upton Sinclair in order to expose the public to the unsanitary and horrible conditions that factory workers, usually immigrants, toiled through in the U.S. Sinclair wrote this book in order to convince his readers that Socialism will fix the corrupt political parties and dreadful working conditions. As a result of The Jungle, the Meat Inspection Act and the Pure Food and Drug Act were passed by the government.