Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Playful Pink Floral Nail Art

I'm still here! Illness, work, and some other things have really been kicking my butt lately and eating up my blogging time, but I swear I'm still here. I have had a chance to do a bit of nail art, though, so that's something, right?

Today I have some freehand floral nails to share with you. I haven't done a great many floral patterns in my time as a nail blogger: not because I don't like them, but because I just don't have a lot of confidence that I can execute them well. I recently dug up some inspirational images that I'd saved, though, so I finally decided to take a shot at recreating one of them.




This pattern was heavily (like... almost exactly) inspired by this Shutterstock floral background. I just really loved the playfulness and casual-yet-pretty look of it. I went with a much less yellow base color, because yellow and I aren't friends, but other than that, I tried to be pretty faithful with my recreation.



Everything here is done with polish, even though I probably should have used acrylic paint for the brown to get finer control with my lines. Here's the full list:



I also painted (and photographed) my right hand! And strangely enough, I almost like the design on it better in some ways, even though it was done with my non-dominant hand. Go figure...



Even though florals and brown tones aren't my usual style, I'm really happy with how this turned out. I even had a better experience with My Vampire is Buff this time (I didn't care for it when I first tried it), so, yay! Maybe I'm just a better polisher now?


Thanks for looking!

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