I am not a big fan of winter and all things cold, and we’ve had some particularly cold winters days here in South Africa so far this year.. 😦
So for this weeks theme, I wanted to choose something bright and cheery and summery to cheer myself up.
And that’s how my Honey Bee Nails were conceived… 😉
I started of with my clear base coat, and then 3 coats of Bright Yellow from Top Shine (the polish is very sheer) on my thumb, index finger & pinky.
And mixed the yellow & a gold by Yu Xuan Nail Polish for my middle & ring fingers.
I then used striping tape to paint ‘bee stripes’ on my thumb, index finger & pinky, using Ralo Cosmetics no 54 (black).
Then the fun parts started.. 😉 I used some clear-ish glequins (which I bought at the same time as my blue ones from last week) so that the gold underneath it could shine through, and stuck them onto my middle finger nail in a honeycomb pattern.
I then used a black nail art pen to define the outlines of the glequins, to make the honeycomb effect more visible.
Finally it was time for some free hand painting.. I mixed a drop of Rimmel London – Lycra Nail Tip Whitener with my yellow polish to paint the body and head of my little bee on my ringfinger.
I then striped my bee with my black nail art pen, and gave it an eye & some feelers.
Lastly, I halved one of the glequins, and used them as wings for my little bee.
And of course, sealed it all with 2 coats of Yardley – GEL LAC Overcoat.
A bright enough look to cheer up anyone’s day!! 😀
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