Happy Friday! I am so ready for the weekend! Today I have my negative space mani for FingerFood's Theme Buffet. Negative space was a new nail art technique for me and I struggled with this one! I had planned on doing another mani involving striping tape, but I the polish colors I picked never looked right and then the striping tape (which is purple) left a purple residue on the base coat, so it just looked like my nails were dirty and not naked. So then I had to rethink the whole thing!
I then decided to do a straight-line half moon type design. For this mani I used two Avon polishes: Swift Sherbet and Golden Peach. I started by taping off three quarters of my nail using striping tape, with the exception of my accent nail, and then painting a coat of Swift Sherbet. I then removed the striping tape, while the polish was still damp. I did have to go back and do a second coat on each nail, but was able to eye-ball it without adding more tape. Meanwhile, I added two coats of Swift Sherbet to my accent nail and topcoated.
Once each nail was dry, I went back and added a coat of Golden Peach, a less-opaque peach color with strong gold shimmer, over each of the halfmoon nails. I then picked all of the larger golf hex glitters out of Sephora by OPI Only Gold For Me, and applied them along the edge of the polish. In hindsight, I wish I had added one on my accent nail, because I feel like its a little bit boring, but overall I like how this mani turned out. Have a great weekend!