Thursday Guest Post: Lacquer Ninja
Hello lovely readers!
This is my very first guest post on anyone’s blog s I am super nervous about how well it will turn out I’m Jennifer from Lacquer Ninja, I’m a real life ninja who loves nail polish! I occasionally do some nail art on my blog but I’ve never done anything heavy on imitation of other nail designs before. So, I decided to do a Power Rangers nail look! One of my ninja co-workers loves the Green Ranger more than any other character from his childhood so this is sort of an ode to our childhood.
I started with two easy coats of Zoya Meg from their Surf collection for summer 2012. Meg is a great grassy green metallic polish that I thought would work well with the look I was going for.
Then, after I got home from work on Wednesday, I got to work creating a look with white art brushes to replicate the white diamond pattern I’d see online. Here is one of the examples I was inspired by when I did my own take on the green ranger nail look:
OK, so I started by making two large V’s in opposite directions on my nails. These would form the base of the diamond patter on each nail. Then, I started filling in the pattern, beginning with the middle diamond first. I should have used a proper white nail polish instead of art polish for this but it turned out ok.
After that, I added a small black medallion to the center diamond of each nail to be like the chest of the old school green ranger:
This was not my neatest part of the manicure, and I wish I’d referenced more pictures before doing this part. I would have added gold to the middle of the medallions
Then, I had to work on the most important nails in the manicure, the accent nails! I did the Green Ranger helmet which is in the shape of a dragon eating his eyes. This was fun, and I think it’s my favorite nail of the bunch!
My second accent nail was meant to be the belt of the green ranger. I know that there is a more impressive symbol on the belt buckle area, probably a small dragon or a flame but I didn’t have the right brushes for the precision work in that small space! I ended up going with a “G” for Green!
And all put together, this is the look you get!
Hope you enjoyed!
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