While I like the idea of flash tattoos they’re not exactly practical for everyday life. So I decided to take the idea of flash tattoos and turn it into a manicure.
Most of the flash tattoo manicures I’ve seen use a black or white base but I wanted to keep with the idea of a super metallic design against a nude background.
For the base of my manicure I used essie Mademoiselle. I didn’t want any shimmer and I still wanted my natural nail to show so Mademoiselle was perfect.
Then I used Orly Rage and China Glaze Gossip Over Gimlets to create the designs. I got the inspiration for the designs from flash tattoos I’d seen on Pinterest. I stuck to easy to create geometric designs and added an arrow on my pinky nail for good measure.
I have to say, I really love the way this turned out. This would be a really fun summer manicure; especially at the beach!
There are a few more swatches under the jump.