If you happen to follow my writings (here and here) and Instagram, you’ll know that I have an affinity to TATCHA, a US-based, Japanese skincare brand that’s created based on the ancient geisha beauty rituals, found in a 200 year-old manuscript. The packaging and the presentation of the brand is breathtaking. And it’s not just some marketing gimmick, the products are actually wonderful.
Speaking of inspiration, this nail art post will be inspired by none other than TATCHA. I’ve acquired quite a few of the products recently and they are just beyond words, so beautiful. And I wanted to do something as a tribute to the brand. A nail art was the first thing that came to my mind.
The image below is one of the TATCHA’s promotional images that became the base of my inspiration.
With that image in mind, I rummaged through my nail polish collection and came out with these:
Nail polish used:
– Deborah Lippmann On The Beach (base)
– NCLA Mulholland Maneater
– Essie Full Steam Ahead
– Zoya Audrina
– Essie Mint Candy Apple
– Cirque Helios
I painted the base color first, two coats. Then, ripping off a small piece of sponge, dab it in NCLA Mulholland Maneater, I started creating the purple background. The next color and so on. The polish lineup list above is the exact step of how I did this ‘painting’. As a final touch, I swiped 2 coats of Cirque Helios on the tip of the nail. Just one small square-ish area.
Had I used gold leaf, the look would’ve been more perfect. It will give sort of that organic feel to it. But I didn’t have that so, gotta work with what I own.
Here’s the result:
In case you’re curious, here’s the full picture I posted on Instagram.
I personally think this is a very decent interpretation of the image. Probably a little on the abstract side, but it has all the essence. Inspiration aside, I think this makes a unique nail art on its own. The colors work really well together. And that gold touch is the one string that tied everything into a unity.
By the way, that Camellia Beauty Oil is love. Will review it soon ;)