It’s been a busy week, but I still managed to force myself to stay up to paint my nails last Thursday night!
For this week, I was thinking that it would be nice to have the themes of fall and music combined. I’ve been playing for a lot of orchestra services lately leading up to having concerts last Friday and Saturday, so I figured it would be fitting to have musical nails for the performances. Add to this that my French horn playing friend was sitting right behind me, and voilà, I decided to go with a musical cornucopia theme with endless notes coming out of a horn.
The colors for this mani are few, but they do the job.
Left to right: craft smart Acrylic Paint in Black, Born Pretty Holo Polish in Color 5, and Finger Paints Nail Color in Wrapped in Ribbon.
After applying a base coat, I applied the holographic polish from Born Pretty Store to all my nails. It doesn’t look overly holographic, but I liked that it had a nice pumpkin spice color to it.
Born Pretty Holo Polish in Color 5.
For the next part, I painted music notes and rests all over my nails and painted the French horn on my thumb with black acrylic paint and a detail brush.
The black horn will be filled in with gold glitter polish, so this was just to get the basic shape.
Using a dotting tool, I dabbed Wrapped in Ribbon within the black outline of the horn. I approached it this way because it’s a lot easier to fill gold in between black lines rather than paint the black outline around the inner and outer section of a gold base. Plus, if I was sloppy with dotting on the gold glitter polish, I could simply go back and paint the black outline to touch it up.
The horn that keeps on giving! A true musical cornucopia.
It’s not exactly one of my hardest designs so it was pretty easy to put together, even though I was half asleep when I painted this. I’m still busy with rehearsals and things this week, so forgive me if I don’t get the chance to post anything for awhile. I will have to switch up my polish soon enough, though! 😉