I was really excited because I haven't done steampunk nails before and I had to figure out what aspect I wanted to bring to the nail art. Gears and clockwork are what I instantly thought of, as well as those neat blimp-looking air ships. I decided to go with a sketch of an "airship" for my accent nail and various gears on the other nails.
- The base is the saran wrap technique with various browns for a some added depth.
- The gears were freehanded with OPI Love.Angel.Music.Baby, Alter Ego Penny Pincher, and Essence Just In Case.
- I added some glitter accents around the cuticle area with Shimmer Polish Carmen.
- After a coat of Seche Vite to seal it all in, I wanted to make them matte which better fit the steampunk theme, so I added one coat of Butter London Matte Top Coat.
I really really love how these turned out! I'm kind of obsessed with steampunk now and can't wait to think of other nail art ideas for it! Thanks so much for reading. Don't forget to check out The Lacquer Legion so you can join in once a month, too!