Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Floral Week - Roses

Hi Goddesses

Today, I am sure, is possibly THE best nail art I've ever done.  It was so good, I kept staring at my paw, and even *I* couldn't believe I'd done it :)

Sadly, today's mani came at a high price.  A couple of hours later - look - on my art hand :(   So this means I'm going to have to post the manis I thought were meh to complete my week, as there's no way I can make that car crash nail look pretty any time soon.  Siiiiiigh.

Anyway, the art, the art.  So, I'd wanted to do roses for the longest time, but you know, I had my doubts as to whether I could pull it off.  I have to say though - VERY happy with the acrylics and the precision they're giving me.  I also used another of the Born Pretty art brushes I was sent for review - I'll be doing a round up post on them soon.

So this started with 2 coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, and then I used a medium dotting tool and some KIKOs to create my rose shapes.  I used KIKO 277, 236, 336, 292 and 402.

Once this was dry, I top coated.  Why?  Because acrylic washes off, and if you go wrong, just rinse and repeat!  Lol.  So I sealed in the base of the mani, and then started adding the swirls to my rose shapes.

The last step was to add my leaves.  It looks like I used 2 greens, but I didn't, it's just the variation in the brush stroke and how loaded my brush was.

Finally, some of the nails looked a little bare, so I put some green dots in the white zone.  I have to say, doing this mani was easier than I thought it would be, and I can't wait to try it again.

Don't forget to check out what my besties are up to -

Missy at Gnarly Gnails
Emma at Manicurity
Kerrie at Pish Posh & Polish
Ashley at Smashley Sparkles

Love xx
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