Hello friends! Welcome to 2016! I've bee away for a month now, and I've missed it so much. I returned home for Christmas and only brought a set of polish back home with me. I did get the chance to swatch a couple of polishes I got from Crabtree&Evelyn a couple of months ago. unfortunately, I packed my suitcase in quite a rush and failed to remember to bring some nail tools or even a top/base coat! In the end, Christmas break ended up just being a "breathing month" for my nails as I left them bare for a majority of the time. It feels great to be back though! I promised myself that I would try my hardest to post weekly this year; so here's to keeping up with our new years resolutions and to a great new year!
I had a surprising amount of artist's block while trying to come up with the design for these nails, so I reverted to a design that I know how to do well. Rose nails were actually the first design that I learned to do when I first took up an interest in nail art, and I feel like I haven't done them in so long that bringing them back seemed like a good start for the year. These nails turned out to be really pretty in the end, I am loving the result! I was a bit skeptical about y choice of colours for this design, but the roses seem to pull the entire look together!
To find out how to create these nails, please read on:
- paint your accent nails a very light nude colour (I used NYC's Poppin' Champagne), and your other nails a light shiny metallic gold colour (I'm wearing Revlon's Tempting)
- prepare the colours for you roses; you'll need a darker pink, a lighter pink, and a white, I used acrylic paint from the craft store
- to paint your roses use a thin brush, anything less than 10/0 will do
- start off by using the darkest pink colour and create a swirls where you want your roses to be
- use the lighter pink to create small petals, carefully arranging your strokes to stem out radially from the middle of the darker coloured swirl
- add white highlights to the roses and use he white to fill in some of the negative space left in your roses
- add small leaves around your little roses. (Optional) fill in your leaves with a little with of gold polish.
- place 2 small pearl decorations (the ones I used are 2mm in diameter) on the gold-painted nails
- finish everything off with a top coat et voila!