Picture galore! This design is from Nail Max - they have pretty mad designs with tons of rhinestones, studs and what not. Yet, I was able to find a rather toned-down design that I could replicate:
I don't know why, but this design makes me think of a colourful bikini from the eighties...
I was too lazy to photoshop any of these pictures (not that I 'shop so much in general), so what you see here is relatively accurate.
On the picture you see the polishes I used. What seems to be black is actually a very very dark ink blue (I love it - but have no back-up...):
- Esprit: Sugar rose (light pink)
- Astor: no name (darker pink)
- Essence Denim Wanted Forever Mine (blue)
- MNY 709A (ink blue)
- base coat, top coat
This design got me quite some compliments, even from complete strangers - like those two older guys on that escalator. Would have never thought of them to be Japanese nail art lovers :D
Guess that's it. Now if you'll excuse me, my nails are on hiatus for the moment - they need a rest. While the nail polish does not do them any harm, it is the acetone in the nail polish remover that totally destroyed them :( I hope to get back to painting them in two weeks' time...