I had a pretty solid idea of what I wanted my manicurist to do during this appointment, and came armed (pun intended) with tons of photos. I knew I wanted a geometric design and that I wanted each nail to be different. I also knew that I wanted to stay away from using purple nail polish, since I tend to gravitate toward that hue and wanted to switch it up. I brought five different photos with me...
|I loved the simple half moon Paintbox created here, especially in shimmery gold.|
|The Paintbox Pop Rocks manicure. I loved the solid opaque nail accented with a bold dot.|
|The Paintbox Bandwidth manicure. Such a unique take on the French manicure with shimmery gold and the horizontal stripe detail.|
|The Paintbox Sphere Of Influence manicure. I loved the curved French and half moons with negative space in the middle.|
|This negative space manicure from sohotrightnail caught my eye right away, thanks to the triangular shape.|
As you can see, two of the photos I brought for inspiration featured negative space. (And most of them were inspired by the fabulous designs created at Paintbox.) I actually said I wanted that, and thought my manicurist understood me, but it turned out she did all the designs with polish instead. And, while I'm a bit disappointed not to have the negative space in this manicure, I actually really love the finished product.
And, since I'm sure you're curious about what colors I selected...
|The two colors I selected for my geometric nail art: Deborah Lippmann Nefertiti and Color Club Shabby Drab.|
I went with Deborah Lippmann Nefertiti and Color Club Shabby Drab. Nefertiti jumped out at me right away -- I love the shimmery liquid gold hue. And Shabby Drab followed pretty closely afterward. The smoky greyish blue shade just looked so perfectly rich with bold gold.
|A closer look at my manicure, taken right after my nail artist was finished. Yes, the thumbs are cut off, and yes, my fingers are covered in drying drops.|
|One more look at my manicure. I can't get over how much I love it!|
I have to say that I'm pretty happy with the finished product! The different designs ended up really complementing each other well, and I love how my manicurist put her own unique take on each of the inspiration photos. This is definitely a manicure that's had me staring at my nails nonstop since Saturday. The House of Polish wins again!
What's on your nails right now? Let me know in the comments!