Despite having knowing I wanted Harry Potter themed nail art, I wasn't actually sure what I wanted to do. I picked out 8 polishes corresponding to the 4 house colours, I painted each nail with the base colour and sat around searching for inspiration. I didn't want to attempt the house crest things (I wouldn't be able to do them well... and they've been done so many times before!) so I decided to use the colours to (quite abstractly) represent each house animal.
So I did silver waves over the green nail for Slytherin and the Snake, thin black lines over the yellow base to represent the Hufflepuff Badger (this reminds me of humbugs), then (my favourite- and not just because it's my house) I did very simple bronze feathers over dark blue for Ravenclaw and its Eagle, and finally 3 stripes (like claw marks) in gold over the red base- to represent Gryffindor Lions.
On my thumb I used e.l.f. Nude to create a skin colour, then added little black glasses, dots of green for Harry's eyes, and a pink lightening bolt scar.
As you can imagine, I used rather a lot of colours...
|Revlon Emerald City, Barry M Silver Foil, Barry M Pale Yellow, Black Art Deco liner, No7 Poolside Blue, Beauty UK Olympic Bronze, 17 Risky Red, Barry M Gold Foil, e.l.f. Nude, MaxFactor Disco Pink, Black nail art pen.|
I really loved this weeks challenge- no surprise as it combines my love of both nail art and reading- but I'm very nervous about next weeks- it's water marbling!!!
What book would you like to translate to your nails?