Thursday, March 26, 2015

Abstract Roadmap Nail Art, for the Adventurer In You

Roadmap Nail Art by @chalkboardnails
The last road trip I went on was to California, where my boyfriend and I (plus a couple of our best friends) went to Disneyland. The trip was a blast, and we were basically pros at navigating the Disney FastPass scene and making the most of our days. It was magic!

Then, on the way back, the air conditioning in my car died. Oh, and did I mention that this was in June? In the middle of the desert? That sucked. But such is the nature of road trips, right? You gotta roll with the punches! And the mishaps always make the best memories.

Roadmap Nail Art by @chalkboardnails

The China Glaze Road Trip collection celebrates that wanderlust, those adventures, with twelve boho chic shades. In the spirit of the road trip, I used five of them to create some abstracted road map nail art.

Nail polish used:
China Glaze Boho Blues
China Glaze Sun's Up Top Down
China Glaze My Way or the Highway
China Glaze Pinking Out the Window
China Glaze Pop the Trunk

I used Boho Blues as the base, cause it's my favorite shade in the collection. How great is that cornflower blue? This is two coats of it. Then I painted (and dotted!) on some loose road map details with the other four shades.

I'm actually super happy with the way that this look turned out; it's not too literal but not too ambiguous. Maybe if I'd been wearing this when my AC died I wouldn't have been so crabby!

Roadmap Nail Art by @chalkboardnails

Here's a fun fact about this collection: it makes up a big part of the set of polishes that I use in nail school with clients! Boho Blues has been huge for pedicures while Pinking Out the Window is a popular manicure choice. Have you picked up any of the shades in this collection yet?

The China Glaze Road Trip collection is available now at beauty supply stores like Sally Beauty and Ulta.


  1. That's interesting! Reminds me just of a road map too.

  2. This is so perfect...Fresh,unique,interesting and ofcourse eye catchy. Love it.

  3. Such a creative, abstract design!

  4. No air conditioning. Just kill me. Great set!

  5. This is such a fun idea!! I love this blue polish so much!! :D

  6. Sharon Parayos MerrittMarch 27, 2015 at 6:05 AM

    So clever and adorable!!

  7. You are just the most original blogger. I am always amazed by your inspirations and the fact that you can interpret your ideas so clearly on your nails! You are truly an artist, Sarah!! <3

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  9. Wow. That's super creative!! Love!

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