Today, I am sure, is possibly THE best nail art I've ever done. It was so good, I kept staring at my paw, and even *I* couldn't believe I'd done it :)
Sadly, today's mani came at a high price. A couple of hours later - look - on my art hand :( So this means I'm going to have to post the manis I thought were meh to complete my week, as there's no way I can make that car crash nail look pretty any time soon. Siiiiiigh.
Anyway, the art, the art. So, I'd wanted to do roses for the longest time, but you know, I had my doubts as to whether I could pull it off. I have to say though - VERY happy with the acrylics and the precision they're giving me. I also used another of the Born Pretty art brushes I was sent for review - I'll be doing a round up post on them soon.
So this started with 2 coats of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, and then I used a medium dotting tool and some KIKOs to create my rose shapes. I used KIKO 277, 236, 336, 292 and 402.
Once this was dry, I top coated. Why? Because acrylic washes off, and if you go wrong, just rinse and repeat! Lol. So I sealed in the base of the mani, and then started adding the swirls to my rose shapes.
The last step was to add my leaves. It looks like I used 2 greens, but I didn't, it's just the variation in the brush stroke and how loaded my brush was.
Finally, some of the nails looked a little bare, so I put some green dots in the white zone. I have to say, doing this mani was easier than I thought it would be, and I can't wait to try it again.
Don't forget to check out what my besties are up to -
Missy at Gnarly Gnails
Emma at Manicurity
Kerrie at Pish Posh & Polish
Ashley at Smashley Sparkles