Hey guys! I'm not totally sure where today's nail art came from. Well, that's not completely true; the color scheme was lifted directly from a quilt that my mom is working on for me as a Christmas present (she gave me an IOU at the time because of how busy the season is). But the shapes? Those came from precisely nowhere!
I began with a base of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. Then I grabbed my medium length striper and freehanded on some random shapes, beginning with GOSH Deep Sea Blue, the dark navy shade. Then, using my next color (OCC Grandma, the coral) I painted on some additional shapes, making sure that they fit in well with the shapes that I had already done. I guess it's kind of like a lazy puzzle! I repeated this process with Essence Bonnie and Nicole by OPI My Lifesaver until my nails were filled with shapes!
I wasn't sure what to call this manicure, but after looking at the shapes for a bit I realized they kind of looked like the blobs in a lava lamp. I guess I sort of just ran with that idea for the title! Anyone else got any brilliant ideas?
I like the way the shapes came out in this manicure but what I really love is the color scheme. The blues and teals all sort of fit in together, but then they're broken up by the addition of the bright coral. I can't wait to show you guys my quilt in this palette when it's done -- I hope to make a nail design that mimics it!
Hope you've enjoyed this bit of nail art, thanks for reading! (Love you Mom!)