This summer, my sister and I both visited home in Texas and relaxed with our family before starting work and school. Texas summer weather is unpredictable and yet somehow expected if you’ve lived there before - it could be mid-afternoon and the sky is black with a thunderstorm, and ten minutes later, it’d be nice and sunny. Inspired by this constantly changing weather, I created a thunder nail art design with bright Aztec gold accents. The stormy sky background is based on our Galaxy nails tutorial and the gold nail accents are based on this geometric striped pattern.
For geometric nail art, I love having the natural nails peek through so the pattern is not too distracting (plus, this adds dimension to the design). The more tricky part of this nail art is creating the lighting effect - using an opaque white nail polish carefully outline and blend in the lighting strike (add dabs of glitter to imitate a starry sky). Because I’ve been thoroughly impressed with the quality of Sally Hansen polishes, I used all Sally Hansen products (Sally Hansen Water Color #570 Complete Salon Manicure swatch, Sally Hansen Wedding Glitters #110 Complete Salon Manicure swatch, and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Nail Color).
Stormy skies and gold Aztec patterns may not be what first comes to mind when creating nail art, but I absolutely love the edginess of this design.