Wednesday, 22 August 2012

First flower mani post. eeks!

Here it is!  My very first post of a flower mani. I find them so intimidating because they never turn out as planned. I’m in awe with other bloggers flower art. Especially the queen of flowers Maria at Maria's Nail Art.   I find it hard enough doing them with the dotter let alone free hand.

 For this look I used two coats of Essie’s ‘YOGAGA’.  I wouldn’t usually pick up a colour like this but often find that I want one when I’m actually doing my nails.  For the flowers I used Revlon’s ‘Dreamer’ and a polish from Urban Outfitters’(sorry the name  peeled off).

Any suggestions for some good free hand flower tutorials?  I often see people using acrylic paint for nail art.  I’m considering trying it out but not 100% sure yet.  Nicole at Nicole Gets Nailed uses them and her designs always look amazing. Does anyone else use paint?


  1. Super cute! Go Acrylic or go home!!!

    1. I'm SO going to steal that line: "Go Acrylic or go home!!!" LOL

  2. Thank you for the coronation LOL
    I cannot get into my head, why you were afraid to show these, they are gorgeous!
    And I completely agree with Nicole - acylics might take a bit getting used to, but if you buy brands like Folk Art, Americana you are on the right path - and it gives you SO much more freedom in your work!

  3. I really like how these turned out :)

  4. aww i really like this! super cute, great job! :D

  5. These are super cute, you should be in awe of your own ability to do flower nail art :)

  6. These are so cute!! Also, I saw you asked about the lightbox - I used this tutorial from Sarah over at Chalkboard Nails, I love it! -->

  7. These look great hun!

    Definitely look into acrylic paints, they are a lot easier to work with x

  8. Very nice! I wasn't sure about acrylics either, so I'm glad you asked!


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