Every now and then, we get a Digit-al Dozen theme where everyone raises their game and knocks it out the park. I remember Art Week being one such week, and being gobsmacked Every Single Day by some of the manis my friends had come up with.
So when the theme rolled round again, I knew straight away that I would be looking to recreate someone else's mani, and eventually I settled on BeautyGnome's Mondrain mani, which looked super simple.
I decided to give it a neon spin using China Glaze Igniting Love, Papaya Punch, I'm With The Lifeguard, Beach Cruise-r and Aqua Baby.
On the screen this looked so simple to do, but either the execution was harder than I expected, or I MADE IT way harder than expected lol.
Not blessed with neatness, I taped off sections of my nail to get the coloured squares and rectangles, and then used a striper brush and w7 Black to outline them and add the remaining black lines.
Overall, I like it, but it's not as neat or perfect as it should be. I dip my striper brushes in the bottle, but I think the black had a really low tide lol, so my brush kept getting too messy. And yup, you ARE seeing Cardinal Rule #17 being broken - if you're gonna use a matte top coat, remember to use a normal one first!
Enjoy xx :)