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I haven’t done nail art in a while, but I was inspired by my friend Leroy Nguyen’s latest collection, inspired by the blue rose from the film Pan’s Labyrinth. A while back I did another manicure inspired by his prints – strangely enough, this new collection lends itself to drag marbling as well!
I think I’ll have to incorporate the black and white patterns next time, but for this manicure I simply blobbed on the blue roses, added a dab of another colour, then swirled it carefully with a toothpick to create the rose pattern.
I used some of my favourite blue cremes for this design: Duri Summertime Blues, OPI Keeping Suzi at Bay, OPI Incognito in Sausalito, a random sky blue creme from TBN, Face of Australia Ocean Villa, ulta3 Spring Shower. Unfortunately I made the mistake of using Mode XOXO as a magenta purple accent – it’s a bleeder! It bled into much of my design, but I think it still looks quite good – just less perfect. I’ll have to try it again in the future.