I was just thinking of whether to match my outfit for CNY to my nail designs or otherwise
Turns out the nails shouldn’t matter after all!
Instead of the normal REDs that everyone’s wearing to suit the festive CNY season
Blue is actually a more HUAT colour for me~
Topping that off, the fishes are supposed to swim in water right (blue)
The original intention was to have KOIs “swimming”
coz “nian nian you yu”
but when i went through my stash of nail art designs, I was left with Goldfishes
So the Goldfish shall replace/or rather symbolize Kois
What colours are involved?
Cobalt Blue : Gelle 177
Jelly Blue Glitter: Gelle 032
Light Jelly Blue Glitter: Gelle 096
Glitter on Middle Finger: Gelle Multi Glitter 008
Brief Guide on Gradation
Blending colours from dark to light
First, you apply Gelle 177 – always apply the darker shade first
followed by the mid shade of Gelle 032
Blend the difference using a small sponge
or in my case, I used my fingertips to pat right between the 2 colours to blend them before going through the curing LED Lamp
Then apply the lightest blue shade of Gelle 096
& blend in the same way
Other techniques to blend:
– Paintbrush with rough bristles (easily available in ART FRIEND)
– Lint Free Wipes
If you’re wondering,
Yes these designs are applied on acrylics which I’ve infilled time and again
Happy Chinese New Year Everyone!
Do note that Vibe will be closed on CNY Day 1 to Day 3
We will see you again on 3rd Feb!
Enjoy your festive holidays!