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!