This mint green starburst needle drag is for last week’s 40 Great Nail Art Ideas theme – I’m caught up finally! Mint green is the colour scheme for the week and my own prompt is needle drag.
I have done a few needle drag manicures now, and I wanted to try a different pattern. This is inspired by a manicure done by the exceptionally talented Sveta Sanders. I don’t know how she manages to fit two starbursts onto a nail – I had trouble making just one small enough per nail. And it was incredibly frustrating for me as I did about ten versions before I was happy with one. I think my problem is that the base polish I used – SpaRitual Delight – dries that bit too quickly for an effective needle drag.
So, as mentioned, the base is SpaRitual Delight. It is the loveliest mint green that I own. Regular readers will know that I really don’t like green at all – but I do like a good mint green.
I teamed it up with just one extra colour, Barry M Watermelon. I painted a thick second coat of the mint green, then dotted on: dark green, mint green, dark green – with each dot getting slightly smaller so tht they didn’t obscure each other. Then I used my smallest dotting tool to create the starburst pattern.
Unfortunately, I have been a bit heavy-handed with my top coat and smudged the design a little. I wanted to wear this long-term, but I could only manage two good starbursts, so it only lasted for a day – with all my other nails in plain mint green.
- Colours: SpaRitual Delight and Barry M Watermelon
- Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
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