Oh my, it's week five already of the Finnish(able) Nail Art Challenge! I'm so happy that there's still many weeks left for the challenge though, since I feel like we are just getting started...
This week the challenge has the themes Familiar Pattern and Something Borrowed, and I decided to start with the familiar pattern. At first I didn't have any clear idea for this since pretty much only familiar pattern that came to my mind was Marimekko Unikko and I have done Unikko nails couple times already, so I didn't want to do those now. After looking around a bit I decided to go with a pattern that is very familiar to me, but probably not to all of you guys.
First I painted my nails with two coats of Essie Mint Candy Apple. Then I did all the patterns freehanded with a nail art brush and using Essie Bottle Service, Sally Hansen Go Gold and OPI Jade Is the New Black.
And as for my pattern inspiration:
The pattern is from two storage boxes that I use to store some of my nail art decorations and also some of my untried polishes. Like I said, these patterns are probably not familiar to you, but they are quite familiar to me since I've had these boxes for years and I keep one of them next to my laptop. So I'm seeing the pattern every day, and I quite like it! I have also always wanted to a manicure inspired by it, but somehow I've never done it, so I decided this challenge was the perfect opportunity to finally do it.
I think I could still use some more practicing of freehand painting since all my nails and details aren't as neat as I would like them to be. All in all I still enjoyed this manicure quite a lot and I'm so happy that I finally did it! I love that pink and those greens together with the addition of that gold, I think it's quite nice combo.
Sally Hansen Nail Rehab*
Essie Mint Candy Apple 2 coats
Essie Bottle Service*
Sally Hansen Satin Glam Go Gold*
OPI Jade Is the New Black
Color Club Top Coat
Disclosure: I have gotten Essie Bottle Service, Sally Hansen Nail Rehab and Go Gold originally for review. For more information view my disclosure policy.