Monday, May 26, 2014

Mani Monday - flowers and glitter polka dots

Hey ya'll - so, I was supposed to be the Mani-Monday feature LAST Monday, but, I am a procrastinator.  And a slacker.  And it caught up with me.  Heather graciously allowed me to postpone until this week!  Thanks girl!  Hope it was worth the wait.  There is no particular theme for this design, like most of my others have been, but it is definitely spring appropriate.

This is my base color, Zoya Stephanie.  I used two coats.  I love this color, it's very clean and neat and just pretty.  Appropriate for anywhere.  

I used OPI Love. Angel. Music. Baby. for the gold dots.  I have yet to use this polish for a full mani.  It's from OPI's Gwen Stefani collection (love her!) and it's a gorgeous gold.  I don't have a lot of golds, but I do have a few and this is my favorite. There is a lot of depth and sparkle to it.

LEFT: With Flash  RIGHT: No flash, under desk lamp

I used Zoya Shelby and a large dotting tool to make the rose 'blobs'.  (See square 1.)  These, obviously, do not have to be perfect.  Roses are not perfectly circular and therefore neither do your blobs need to be!  (Exactly the kind of nail art I like.)  I used a tiny dotting tool and Color Club Miss Bliss to make the 'petals' of the roses.  I just draw random arcs and c-shapes around the flowers to look like petals.  (See square 2.)  There are plenty of great tutorials on YouTube for these types of roses, search for "vintage roses".  That's how I learned!  Finally I used OPI Mermaids Tears, again with my tiniest dotting tool, for the leaves. Make small triangle shapes off to the sides of the flowers where ever it looks like they are needed or where space needs to be filled.  Top with a nail-art friendly top coat, like Seche Vite, and you're done!  

Here's one more final photo taken with flash.  You can really see the holo in the rose petals this way!

I hope you guys enjoyed this weeks design!  I loved wearing it!  I'm so busy lately I only make time to do any nail art anymore just for ya'll, so it's especially fun when I get to it! Until next month...   

Tiffany, those are gorgeous!!!! (I think we can all agree on that!) Now it's YOUR turn to link up your pretty nails! As always, I will pin some of my favorites!

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