the nail files: may flowers

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Woot woot! It's our first theme week!

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Last week, after announcing the May Flowers theme, I just happened to be on IG and saw this fabulous card by Hollybeary Creations. 

Naturally, the timing couldn't have been more perfect, so I got to work picking out some teals.

And here's what I did!

The nice thing about roses are that they're pretty easy to do, even if you don't have proper nail art tools. After two coats of Paper Mache had dried, I dabbed on a few dots of Too Yacht To Handle, quickly followed by My Way Or The Highway, swirling the colours together. When that dried, I used black Rite Stripe to fill in the centres, and randomly added curved lines for petals, along with a couple of leaves (that didn't quite turn out as I'd envisioned, but were good enough. Haha!). 

To finish, I added some light green gems, because I did't have any teal ones, fished out some glitter pieces from China Glaze's Make A Spectacle, along with a few dots of the pearl-y Sea Temptress, by FingerPaints (both of which I forgot to take a picture of--whoops!). A coat of quick-dry top coat sealed everything together.

Aside from my jacked up leaves, I love this mani. It's fun and fresh and there's just enough sparkle. Thanks for the inspiration, Holly! :D

What are you rocking this week? Were you inspired by the May Flowers theme? Link up and show off!

Hope you have an awesome weekend!


  1. Prefect manicure for Spring time. I'm rocking blue sparkle nails.


  2. There you go again, making it all look easy. ;)
    I love it. And not ALL because it's teal (yum, teal!). I was going to try blue roses before I decided they'd clearly be too hard, and opted for some Frida Kahlo-style nail decals. So all it takes is a dotting tool, eh?

    Hey, boss, what's next week's theme? Or are we continuing along on Flowers for all of May?

  3. YOUR FLOWERS. THEY'RE BEAUTIFUL. I've never even attempted roses before! I have a feeling they're not as easy as you make them seem (as Beth indicated haha).

  4. I'm a little behind on TNF so mine isn't a floral nail art. Boo. D: I love your flowers, the teal is perfect! :)

  5. I love those colors. China Glaze use to be my fave, but lately it hasn't been too great. I've been kind of dissapointed lately with the formula. I love the card too. Did you say before that you make cards & do paper crafts?

  6. I just realized that I have the mini of My Way or the Highway. I got a cg mini pack a few months ago. It's already kind of dried up.


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