14.9.12

The Nail Files: Moderately Complicated Flowers


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China Glaze For Audrey, Sinful Colors Aquamarine & Innocent, OPI Don't You Lilac It?, Essie Bermuda Shorts and Sally Hansen X-treme White On.




Two coats of For Audrey - dried completely. It's important to wait for the base coat to dry because, if you're like me, you grip the dotting tool like a pencil and stick your tongue while concentrating, which isn't a good thing if your polish is still wet (a lesson that only took me one try to learn...err...this time, anyway). Haha! 


Anyhoo, after the base coat was dry, I put big droplets of the five other polishes on the top of a plastic shoe box (better than a crumpled up receipt) and got to work.


Getting the petal dots to touch each other without blending together was trickier than I thought it would be (read: three do-overs of basecoat and two cookie breaks) but once I got the hang of it, they worked out great. 


Overall, it's a look that's slightly too cutesy for me but I have some ideas on how to funk it up for next time (read: incorporate sparkles and a darker base coat). 


Happy Friday, everyone! And thanks to Tara and Vicki for hosting!



13 comments:

Kimberly Hardtke said...

I like this look! I can imagine it was difficult, but I think the flowers look great!

Crystal said...

Your flowers look amazing! I have that same dotting/brush tool.

Tyler said...

Okay, seriously love every single one of those colors!

Allison said...

Wow! This looks awesome, it seems super hard. Such a cute look though!

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Jessica @ O. Alouette said...

Love! I really need to get For Audrey.

rebecca said...

I really love these nails!

tara said...

i am not even a little bit surprised that you made the most perfect little flowers! so cute!

Victoria said...

wow those looks awesome!!! i am so jealous of you talent :)

love the colors,too!

Laura said...

that looks great! I love the base color!

nailed it said...

Your nails are seriously perfect! The studs stick out a little bit obviously, but they never get in the way of anything :)

TriGirl said...

You're so patient; the flowers look great! Can't wait to see the sparkled-up version :)

Kimberlee Van Der Wall said...

You always do such great nail art!

Sarah E. said...

For Audrey is so so pretty and I love the flowers :)