Creative musings in bright colors

Pink Pearls and Black Lace

I am actually rather happy with how this nail art came out! It isn’t as detailed as my inspiration, but I don’t know that it can be. Which is to say, I hereby accuse Nails Master Russia of acrylics or wizardry. They are more or less the same for me, since I have access to neither!


The base color here is an ULTA brand polish that I picked up for $2 in the clearance bin. Along with quite a few others and one that I dropped and shattered all over myself and the floor. (I hate it when that happens…I always feel awful for not paying for the now-broken polish, and I don’t know if I should wander away or help…). Anyway. This polish is a pearly pale pink called Freshwater Pearl. The name is…very apt.


This polish covered nicely in two coats. It looked like a frost when it first went on, but dried to more of a shimmer instead. You can still faintly see brush strokes, but only in the macro. The photo here has top coat (but mostly so I could get on with the nail art). I do have to say that I don’t like this color. it is 100% workplace appropriate and thus boring. I bought it for my mother.


In the final art, the two middle fingers and thumb are covered with matte top coat, and the black on my pinky and pointer is a matte as well. I was trying for finish contrast! It’s rather hard to tell.


My mom is always insisting that I paint her nails. Unlike my sister, however, who sends me designs she likes and wants reds and blues and purples, my mom wants “light pink. A very pretty subtle light pink” and I really don’t own those (I own one, and it takes 3 coats and dries slowly. That won’t do for my mom). So, when I saw this in the sale bin I thought “yes! For mom” so here we have a mom-directed soft pink shimmer.

~ Pink: ULTA – Freshwater Pearl
~ Black matte: Mentality – Rascal
~ Black creme: Sinful Colors – Black on Black


The art is just some lace! And stones. Because nothing makes pink seem edgier than black and silver :-D. And no, you aren’t going nuts…my middle fingers and thumb are matted (at least the pink is) for contrast. Curlicues galore! Enjoy.

Comments on: "Pink Pearls and Black Lace" (6)

  1. I love these intricate designs that you create – they always look so great!

  2. Wow, that the first time I’ve ever liked a pale pink mani. The matt black really makes it look quite edgy. Very cool, well done.

  3. myishia simmons said:

    That pink really works well as a contrast to the black, very chic!

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