Thursday, April 5, 2012

My First Starry Night Nails

Many people have been inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night painting. There are some really great manicures with this theme out there, like here, and here. When I agreed to do my coworker's nails and her daughter's nails, I didn't know what she wanted me to paint. So when she pulled out Starry Night, I was pretty excited to give it a Gogh. (Ah hahaha! Sorry, bad pun).

Kira had her nails already painted with OPI Russian Navy when I arrived with my box of nail art supplies, so this was a good foundation to start with. I painted all five nails on her left hand with stars and swirls inspired by Starry Night. On a few nails I dotted a bit of Sally Hansen Nail Prisms Diamond to give it a little bit of holographic shine.

On her right hand, I only painted her ring and middle finger. I think it turned out really pretty and definitely pays homage to Starry Night. 

Here is the inspiration for the manicure. :) Now I have to say, that I did not go into as much detail as I might if I do this on my own nails. I was doing nail art for two people and we started at 6:30pm, plus I stopped for some dinner. I really didn't want to keep them up until midnight. LOL! That being said, I still think this is a really pretty manicure and Kira loved it.