This time, while I was trying to figure out what design to create next, I was thinking about doing something with the famous Mondriaan colours and lines or with the wonderful flowers designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. However, I realised that a lot of those nail art designs are already available, so I decided to execute an idea that I have been wanting to do for a long time now: a ladybug-leaf design. Inspired by Mackintosh’s stained glass window art, I did want to give the whole thing an abstract, stained glass-look.
I made two accent nails per hand for the ladybugs, on the other fingers I made an ombre of three greens (for the list of colours used, see the bottom of this page). The nerves on the leaves would resemble the thick black lines used in the ladybugs, but I gave the nerves an extra matte topcoat, to make them pop more for the stained glass effect.
In the end, I personally did not really like the thick black lines on the leaves, so I changed the design up a bit and just used one of the greens on the leaf-nails. I added the matte top coat and, after that, some black dots to bring the design together. I still think the variation of matte and shiny polish gives everything a nice effect. Which of the two do you like better? Let me know in the comments!
The polishes I used are the following:
– base and top coat, matte top coat
– Rimmel Red Obsession
– Rimmel Black Out
– OPI Alpine Snow
– China Glaze Exotic Encounters (towards the cuticle)
– Rimmel Round and Round the Garden (middle section, also the green used in the second design)
– L’Oréal Wasabi Hint (top of the nail)