These nails are something I've been mulling over and finally sat down to do. I do love my causes!
After prepping my nails with a protective base coat of Pro FX Complete 3, I painted three nails (thumb, index, and ring fingernails) with two coats of Julep's Amy. I painted the remaining nails with two coats of Snow Me White. Once polish was dry, I free handed a dove shape onto my index and ring fingernails in Snow Me White. To add sheen, I glossed over each dove with Tokyo Pearl. I used Black on Black for the single dove eye on each dove. I then used Julep's Michelle, a fabulous navy, to outline each dove shape. On my middle and pinkie fingernails, I used Golden-I to freehand the olive branches. Using Julep's Selena, I drew in a couple of oval circles for the olives. Finally, I used Julep's Diane for the olive branch leaves and to outline the olives. On my thumb nail, I used a nail art brush and gently patted on Snow Me White and Tokyo Pearl in a peace symbol shape to get the cloudy effect. Once all the art was mostly dry, I covered each nail with Julep's Fast Drying Top Coat.
I love how these turned out, especially my doves. Unfortunately, now "This is what it sounds like when the doves cry..." is in my head for the remainder of the night *sigh*.