Monday, 18 July 2011
I am clearly becoming a little obsessed with stripes and anchors. I tried out a red version of this a few weeks ago, and fancied trying it in darker colours. Weirdly, navy doesn't seem that common a nail varnish (or maybe I just shop in the wrong places), but I finally found it & painted the above. It is SO easy to do, and looks nice and summery and sailor-like.
I thought this was maybe a more work-appropriate nail varnish than, say, pandas, & mentioned this to a colleague, who just went - "what, because you are a sailor?!". Er, well, I see his point.
Anyway, it's really easy to do if you fancied joining the sailor club. I used a white nail art pen from Claire's to do the stripes and the anchor, then added the red. It's pretty important to use a white base on a dark background, otherwise you won't see the red at all, it'll just disappear into the blue. I'd like to point out that the above photo is of my right hand (i.e. painted with the left) and is practically (for me) smudge-free. I am proud.