I am very excited for today's post! This is my first real foray back in to the world of freehand nail art and I really hope ye like it :) Luckily the Twinsie Tuesday theme was Disney so I could do something a bit more fun for my first attempt. I decided to recreate the last film I watched and that just happened to be Disney's Wreck it Ralph
See what I did there? HA! That kept me amused for a fair amount of time I have to say :P I love animated films, I think they can really leave an amazing impression on you and they always give the best messages. I know a lot of people think they are for children but feck them, they are the best films you could ever see. I had planned on seeing Wreck is Ralph in the cinema but as always they never materialized but I got the DVD as soon as it came out.
For this manicure I used the dvd case as my inspiration. The gradient is done with navy blue, sky blue and mustard yellow acrylic paint. Ralph's face is a mixture of acrylic paint over a base of Catrice Salmon and Garfunkel and Catrice Miss Piggy reloaded. On the thumb (Lower down in the post) I used Nail the Bytch Lick or ish Bytch as the red base, the stripes are free-handed using Barry M Denim, the hammer is Catrice Goldfinger with a black acrylic paint outline. I topped it all of with a coat of Essence Gel look topcoat.
The 12 Acrylic Colours Paints Brush + Pallete Nail Art set was sent to me by the Born Pretty store and I am very impressed with it so far. The paints are very easy to work with and I think the colours (especially the blues) are so much nicer than ones I have used in the past. Very pigmented and just the right consistency so you have full control over where the paint goes. I'll definitely buy them from Born Pretty when these have run out. They cost a fraction of the price they cost over here and the quality seems to be just as good. Seeing as I use them solely for nail art they will definitely last me a good while. I can't wait to try some new designs with these paints. The set also included some fine brushes which are amazing for outlines (like the one around the hammer below) This is a great set is ye are just starting out and don't want to spend a fortune on a kit.
I have a discount code on the right for 10% off any Born Pretty order if ye wish to use it.
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