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.
11 thoughts on “Blue rose nail art inspired by Leroy Nguyen”
Wow this is amazing!!!! You’re so talented! And you make it sound so much easier than I think it would actually be…maybe I’ll have to give it a try!
Michaela // Where is my mind?
Thanks Michaela! It really is pretty easy, especially when you coat it in Seche Vite and all the bumps disappear 😀
I love it!
These look awesome, Michelle! Definitely added onto my to-try list 🙂
Thanks Sharon! I really don’t understand why people don’t get more into drag marble – it’s so much easier than water marbling and the results are spectacular!
this is so beautiful!
Thank you! I was pretty damn chuffed with it 🙂
Love love love this
How pretty! <3 I can see this becoming a total mess if I tried it, but I might just have to give it a go anyways 🙂