Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Floral Nails


So I wanted to try something new and a little more challenging with my nails to see how it'd turn out and I decided on floral designs with stripes since floral seems to be really in right now.

I used:
China Glaze For Audrey + Revlon Minted for the base under the flowers
Sinful Colors Pink Forever for the first flower color
Sinful Colors Easy Going for the second flower color and base color under the stripes
L.A Colors Nail Art Striper in White for the stripes and detailing on the flowers
A mix of SC Unicorn, L.A Colors black, and Revlon Minted to create the darker green for the leaves
(Because sadly, I don't have a darker green)

Thanks for reading!
~♥~

35 comments:

  1. These came out pretty terrific! How long did it take you to do them?

    xo-Tina
    aginghotgirl.blogspot.com
    hairups.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you! It probably took me about an hour due to drying time and trying to figure out how I wanted to do it. (:

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  2. Your nails look great! I've always loved floral nail trend.

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  3. wow, those are gorgeous! i've been loving floral alot lately and that nail art is soooo pretty :) great job as always! xxo

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    1. Thank you! Me too and I'm glad it turned out as it did, though it's not entirely perfect. It was my first try though, hehe. (:
      Thanks so much!

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  4. wow, this is honestly SO gorgeous. I wish you lived close and could do my nails like this. I am in awe that you did this yourself!!

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    1. Christa and I will fly over and meet you in Ontario ;-)

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    2. Thank you! Haha, slumber partyyy! :D
      What Jayne means is she's going to fly over and pack me in her suitcase. (:

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  5. Super pretty! :)

    I found your blog through the followers to friends blog hop on I am Pisces blog. I'm now following,hope you follow back. Nice blog btw. Well have a nice night.
    -Tori
    http://toritherebelangel.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you!
      Oh, awesome. Thank you and I followed you back. (:
      Thanks and you too! ♥

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  6. Nice nails!

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  7. Oooooh nicely done! If I ever have to paint something complicated, I practice what I have in my head on a nail wheel. That way, I'll have a better sense of what to do and how to do it. Nothing worse than screwing up your photo hand...

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    1. Thank you, Jayne. (:
      Oooh? I don't have any but that sounds like a better idea than going right into without knowing what to do or expect, haha. I agree!

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  8. absolutely loveee your nails! For Audrey is one of my favorite colours from China Glaze

    http://sophiameola.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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    1. Thank you! I'm really loving For Audrey. Going a bit crazy with it lately. (:

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  9. The nails look pretty, very steady hand!

    Found you on Followers to Friends Blog Hop x
    YY x
    http://lifethroughanumberoflenses.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! It was a lot easier with the new nail brushes I have.
      Awesome! (:

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  10. Cute nails! I'm a new follower! Found you through the Blog Hop :D

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    1. Thank you!
      Awesome, I'll be sure to check out your blog, thanks! (:

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  11. This look is soo pretty! I might have to try to do one like it!

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    1. Thank you, I'd love to see it if you do!

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  12. Absolutly in love with your nails...if mine where just half as pretty...
    I found you through a blog hop!

    dailylivingingeneva.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Aww, it only takes practice. I'm still learning and very far from perfect. I'll be sure to check out your blog! :D

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    2. what do you mean you are far from perfect??it's amazing!!
      to follow my blog there is the GFC buttom at the right. There is a side bar that pops up and says: do you like it? please follow!

      thank you!!

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    3. Aww, thank you!
      I figured it out and followed you! :D

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  13. These turned out so beautiful, Christa! I've yet to try floral designs! lol. You did an amazing job!

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    1. Thank you, Traci! ♥
      I think you would make a gorgeous design!

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  14. Ahh was just admiring on instagram! So pretty! Do you have any posts on general nail painting tips? Because I suck at it, always flood my cuticles lol. X

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    1. Thank you so much! No worries, I used to too. It took practice and the more I did it I really noticed me getting better. I think it's more about what works for you and chances are you'll find out with practice. I personally start in the middle of my nail with a small amount of polish and then work back to around the cuticle so that 'flooding' doesn't happen. I clean with with a small brush and nail polish remover if needed. Hope that helps!

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  15. Oh cool thank you I will try that! It's tricky with my son because sometimes my nails will be drying and he will wake up and start crying then I ruin them from picking him up... first world problems lol

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  16. Those are soo pretty love the flowers :) now following you thanks for checking my blog out

    www.foreveryoungnfab.com

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    1. Thank you! Of course, thanks for following back. (:

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  17. This floral design is adorable! great job :)

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