Remember when I did these pop art nails and talked about the kind-of-complicated nail art idea I had been wanting to do? This is it. Tbh, I don’t think I was quite ready to do the idea justice in terms of my skillset (or lack thereof), but I decided to go ahead and fling the best part of an hour at it anyway. And here I am sharing it with you because it didn’t turn out completely wonky.
[“Not completely wonky” seems to be the most practical yardstick to judge my efforts in the nail art world #keepinitreal.]
Alright, time to throw in a random question that you’re probably not even asking but which I will shamelessly answer anyway.
Why Truck Art?
Truck art has held a fascination for me for as long as I can remember. It’s really quite a tragedy I don’t own more truck artsy stuff #notsosubtlehintforall. So, in the absence of other trinkets, I figured this was the cheapest and quickest way to add some of its charm into my life and give my nails some aesthetic value.
Quick note: There’s room for A LOT of experimentation here. You can play around with different colours and patterns and probably do a much better job than me. However, it doesn’t hurt to have some inspiration…is what I keep telling myself *darting eyes*.
Here’s how I did it
What I used:
– Assorted nail colours
– Tiny bits of imagination + some truck art inspo
Painted nails various bright colours until it was no longer possible to distinguish them from Smarties
Drew on flower-like shape on pinky using toothpick & gained tiny boost of confidence when it actually resembled a flower. Gave self a pat on the back.
Outlined flower-like shape with another colour. Did a little jig upon managing to keep the colours from merging into each other.
Added lopsided red dot as the cherry on top (bottom?).
Moved on to the ring finger and drew on a diamond that would make any five-year old proud. Added a dot in the middle for good measure.
Gave in to borderline obsession with dots and added dots all around.
Continued with the dot theme on finger number 3.
Threw some barely legible writing into the mix. It’s supposed to say ‘faasla rakhain’. Please tell me you could read that? *nervously hides face*
Forefinger gets a simple four-leafed flower which I’m hoping looks like something you’d see on a truck?
Thumb. Patience was at an all-time low by this point so this was the best I could do. Couldn’t even get the dots right. Oh well.