These were inspired by two of my favorite nail artists. I’ve been following Mr. Candiipants for forever, and love the frond design she does. I also recently discovered Cotton Coney, and am completely obsessed with her intricate patterns. I do not have the patience for the designs she does, but they are incredible! I had both of them in mind when I did these, and I love how they turned out!
For the base, I used China Glaze Out Like a Light. It looks black in these photos, but it’s really a beautiful dark gray. The ferns were done with Zoya Josie. I topped them with Essie Matte About You, because I don’t remember the last time I did matte nails, and I love the look of Cotton Coney’s matte designs.
I think these are definitely up there with my favorite TPS nail art. I just wish my matte topcoat hadn’t added those little white dots – anyone know how to get rid of those? Or do I just need a new bottle?
I think I’m going to be doing more matte designs in the future. It gives them a completely different dimension, and I especially like the look of it over a pattern. I just need to fix the weird white spots issue…