The inspiration for this nail art came from the idea of trying to use the thin nail art detail brushes to create intricate designs. For fun I also did one nail using a fine point Sharpie (can you guess which?). Whenever I discuss nail art with friends they always insists that they wouldn’t be able to get the thin lines correct. My answer: of course you can. Start with easier designs that use straight lines and don’t let your fear of getting it “perfect” limit your creativity.
To start I painted a background using “The Next CEO” from Nicole by OPI. I really like this brand of polish, it tends to be durable compared to slightly less expensive brands but doesn’t cost as much as OPI. I started by doing the pinky nail using a black fine point Sharpie. The sharpie drew onto the nail extremely well, but there were a few issues. First, the Sharpie will wear off, so you must use a top coat. Secondly, the top coat smears the Sharpie. Needless to say this issue makes the use of a Sharpie lose-lose.
After that I challenged myself to do an equally intricate design as the Sharpie-d pinky using the traditional thing brush nail art polish (Ok I cheated a little by painting onto my thumb which has a much larger surface area). I was pleased with the way my design turned out. Not perfect of course but for a first try and on my own nail I give it a solid B+. What do you think?