This Large Wood Nymph inspired me to try a black and cream motif for my nails this week (PEOPLE, people, we are moving on TWO WEEKS into the Diabolical Agenda To Learn To Stop Biting My Nails). I love butterflies, but unfortunately don’t know as much about individual species as I would like. But damnit if I won’t still try to draw inspiration from them! As a humorous aside, I once worked with a girl who was afraid of butterflies (like, reacted to them like I react to big fat spiders in my sink). I discovered this in the moment– we were walking away from the tool shed at work and a butterfly lightly flitted past her face, and she shrieked and damn near fell ass over feet. Thankfully we were both able to laugh about it later. I also learned that butterflies don’t give a shit about what people are doing, unlike spiders and wasps. Probably for the best, though I would have been interested in seeing a butterfly attempt to attack somebody. (If I’m not mistaken, I’m pretty sure this is exactly what she was afraid of.)
I’m not quite ready to attempt a butterfly wing pattern yet, so I went with black french tips!
Not perfect, but not too bad for a first attempt! The black tips were hand painted on with a little brush, but for my left hand I used Avery reinforcement labels to help, since painting with my left hand is still a huge challenge. I wonder what people do when they need to paint intricate designs with their non-dominant hand? Here’s what the left looked like:
Not nearly as clean, but damn Avery reinforcement labels are handy!
Look, I have a thumb too! This was using Essie Limo-scene and Factor X Dark Matter.
Have a great Sunday everybody!