Saturday, September 14, 2013

31DC2013 Day 14

Hello everyone!  Todays theme is flowers, and I am super excited to share mine with you all!!!!  After what I consider to be 2 disapointing manis I was determined to get back on track with this one.  I have always loved the vintage stripes with flowers that everyone does, but have never done it.  So, I decided to give it a go.  I found this tutorial on YouTube by Simple Nail Art Designs.  I used all Zoya colors for this mani, the colors I used are Jaqueline, Purity, Willow, & Wednesday.  I also used my favorite green polish, China Glaze Gaga For Green.  I don't have many polishes that you can physically see a usage line in, but my faithful Gaga For Green has a nice little dent in it! ;)  I painted my nails with Jacqueline as a base and then used striping tape for lines with Wednesday.  It took a few tries to get the roses, I used my off hand for practice.  I finally got into a groove with dabbing a bit of Willow on straight from the brush, then took my smallest dotting tool and got some Purity on it and swirled it around with the Willow to make it look like a rose.  I am super pumped about how this came out!  I found that I can use either a toothpick or a small dotting tool for a lot more than dotting with this mani!  Now I wish I would have known that with the animal print!  I am totally doing another animal print by hand when this challenge is over.  I hope you all are having a great weekend and I will see you tomorrow for some delicate print! :)


  1. Very nice! It looks like this took a lot of patience and work, but the effect is worth the effort!

    1. Thanks! I hope the weather is treating you better over there!