I spent my early teens obsessed with Guns n' Roses and Axl Rose and seeing them play with Soundgarden, Faith No More and Brian May at Wembley Stadium when I was 15 is still a massive highlight of my music landscape. His trademark paisley bandanas were everywhere as all my teenage boy friends tried to emulate the look (and let's face it, a bandana was more practical than Slash's top hat). Most failed miserably, but they tried... ;)
I started with two coats of Barry M Gelly Passion Fruit and then painted in the paisley shapes with white acrylic paint (Yes, you read right! I used paint for once!!!) and dotted along the edges. I went in and added inner detail using Barry M Gelly Lychee and Color Club In The Limelight before finishing with Seche Vite.
These nails have made me soooooo nostalgic and I think they are the best paisley print I've done. I'm glad I tried out the acrylic paint for the base of the print too, as it allowed me to have a clean surface to add the detail without having to wait for a layer of white polish to dry.
Here's the man himself wearing my nail design on his head ;)
So there's number one out of the way, I'm off to sing loudly along to "Appetite for Destruction" and will be back with another nostalgic TV-inspired NCC mani for you soon. Don't forget to check out all the other awesome manis from the NCC ladies below...