As I was photographing my flowery, Springy nails last week, this was happening on the porch:
But, I’m happy to say that I think Spring is on its way now.
- Base Coat
- Ulta – Snow White
- Essie – Sand Tropez
- Jafra – Raspberry
- China Glaze – Tart-y for the Party
- China Glaze – Re-fresh Mint
- Tiny Round Silver Nail Studs from The Nail Room
- Dotting Tool
- Aluminum Foil
- Top Coat
After a base coat on all nails, I painted two nails Snow White, and the rest Sand Tropez. I chose to add little purple flowers on the ring finger and thumb nail of each hand.
To create the flowers, I dropped a bit of Snow White, Raspberry and Tart-y for the Party on a piece of aluminum foil. I then used a dotting tool to swirl the colors together and then dotted the swirled colors on my nail in various places to make the flower pattern. Sometimes, I’d add a bit more of each color to each dot to make it more or less white, or more or less purple, depending. You can find various tutorials on youtube for this.
I then used a smaller dotting tool (you could also use a toothpick) to add little green “leaves” coming out from either side of each flower-dot. After it was all dry, I affixed a tiny silver stud to my index fingernail on each hand with a bit of topcoat, then added a coat of topcoat on all nails, and was finished!
Let’s not talk about how awful my cuticles are right now. Actually, maybe we should talk about it. I struggle. If anyone has any recommendations for cuticle repair, I’d love to hear them!