Hey guys, it is with a somber heart I am writing this blog today and I’m not even sure where to start. I am a part of a very close knit of girls who have all bonded together for our ove of nail art and all things polished. The woman that started it all, Skepti, recently passed away after struggling with depression. I am and forever will be incredibly grateful to her for starting up my happy place, for unknowingly fostering this new hobby that has singlehandly helped in my struggle with depression and anxiety. I can’t thank her enough, but today I honor her with this flower mani.
You may notice that within the flower is a semicolon, I added it to stand for the Project Semicolon idea that depression doesn’t have to be the end of your sentence but a new beginning. Project Semicolon is a non profit charity that encourages people to share their stories and the triumph of waking up everyday and continuing the battle. If you are anyone you know struggles with depression, anxiety, self harm, or suicidal thoughts please reach out. There is help available! If you are in immediate danger call 911, or call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1 800-273-8255. Don’t let depression be the end of your story.
I started with a base of Zoya Purity which I then topcoated with KB Shimmer’s Clearly On Top. Next I filled my dappen dish with 100% acetone and gathered up some q tips. Next I used the majority of the colors from the Shinespark 90’s Kids Collection and added a dab of each color one at a time. Once I had a small blob of polish on my nail I used a q tip dipped in acetone to watercolor the color out a bit by dabbing the q tip to the polish. I repeated this process twice. Then I used black acrylic paint and a small detail brush to added in the semicolon and flower detail, and then white acrylic paint to add the shine to the semicolon. Next I topcoated once more and matted them.