Hello dear readers,
I know I haven’t posted in a while but I had to cut my nails down once again after 4 breaks in one week and two were down to the quick. I wanted a tad more length before I did a new mani. And then I got my new E.Mi gel paints and I just had to try them.
E.Mi is a brand of gel paint products created by Ekaterina Miroshnichenko. They are pricey and I had to wait FOREVER for them but they were worth they wait. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on some after seeing the beautiful gilt and gold frames created by Ekaterina.
I ordered the Gold Baroque and Openwork Silver and it took over 2 months to get the Silver and I’m still waiting on the gold. As a gift for my eternal patience, the seller sent me a tube of Maya Gold gel paint and that’s what I used to do the scroll design on my accent nail. Maya Gold is bright yellow gold, I think next time I’ll tone it down with a little black or brown
Base color is my go-to white IBD Whipped Cream. I used a fine detail brush to draw out a frame around the nail and the scroll design inside the frame. I cured and then applied 2 more layers to create a 3D relief effect. This is a thick gel paint with micro gold pigment. It was very easy to apply and the lines held their shape and did not spread. It is LED curable.
I obviously am nowhere near as talented as Ekaterina but I had fun and I will keep practicing, maybe one day I can create something as gorgeous as her works of art.