Creative musings in bright colors

Desert Silhouette

This nail art was incredibly easy, fast, and awesome looking! It took three colors, 30 minutes, and involved no clean up. Meet, the desert.


I started with a base of Loess by Mentality. Loess is a soft gold slightly textured matte polish. I’m honestly not quite sure if I would put Loess as gold or yellow, but either way, I love the color (and I am not a yellow fan!). This is two thin coats. It went on beautiful, and somehow managed to work with my skin DESPITE the yellowish base!


On top of Loess, I gently and haphazardly sponged on Terracotta (a orange/copper polish) and then painted the silhouette of cacti using Asphalt. Finally, I added the black desert border. Super fast, and rather awesome looking!


I don’t know why, but these Textured Earth Tone polishes keep making me think of outdoor landscapes! Maybe its the names.



I also realized that I have not been telling you where to find these awesome and newly released polishes. I am such a goof. You can find the Mentality store here the Textured Earth tones here and the lovely Loess here. Each polish is $6.75 and ships FREE in the US! Totally worth it.

Comments on: "Desert Silhouette" (4)

  1. The addition of copper is perfect – you made it look so cool!

  2. This only took 30 minutes? Wow! It turned out fantastic. The color choice is PERFECT to make that desert landscape. The only thing it’s missing is a sun somewhere on your thumb.

    Naw, it’s great how it is. 😀

    • hahaha! thanks!

      and yah, only 30….matte polish dries FAST and just in general makes my life easy. Also, cacti are surprisingly simple. who knew?

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