OKAY? OKAY. I need water. I need to drink. Still giddy from what just happened. In my head, I'm doing a happy dance. *oh yeah, oh yeah, uhhhh yeaaahhhhh!!* LOL!
FYI, my Daddy-in-law's an artist. I live with them and see his paintings everywhere inside the house. Sometimes I see him paint, but never from start to finish (and never on my nails, lol). I had my mom buy a big life-like koi painting from him. (Will take a picture of that soon and post it here.) So, anyway, when this pond manicure became popular on IG, I asked him if he could teach me how to paint koi.
This was our trial mani. (We didn't do a pond manicure just yet because I currently do not own a sheer green or blue polish.)
I used Essie In The Cab-Ana for the base, and he used acrylic paint for the koi. This is a really special mani for me since he showed it to me step-by-step. I was fangirl-ing so bad. His brush strokes were just incredible. (He did this in less than 5 minutes.) It reminded me of my old Chinese Calligraphy classes in the past (that I obviously didn't take seriously.) Hopefully someday, I'll be able to make an awesome koi mani/pond mani, too.
Thanks, Dad, for taking time to paint art on my nails. I love you. :)