Today's post is for Facebook group Polish-aholics Anonymous! Every Monday there is a new theme and today's is floral. Makes me look forward to Mondays. :)
This didn't exactly turn out how I planned. Originally I was going to do the design on my index and middle on all my nails, but then I realized my pinky was too small. So I decided to make it my accent nail, even though it was a little awkward. Finally, after working on this mani for hours (for all the drying time between different layers), I finished the other three nails with the same design. Unfortunately, I accidentally smooshed a flower on the ring nail and it was beyond repair. It was kind of upsetting, but I sucked it up and just did this random dot thing. So in the end it kind of looks busy and random, but oh well. :P I'm also not sure about the color combination. It kind of reminds me of really girly bed sheets. My sister said tablecloth. -_-
Here's a quick tutorial for those of you who'd like to do this. For mine, I painted everything by layers using tape, but here's a much much easier way.
Step 1: Pick a base color and add stripes to it using a nail art polish or thin brush.
Step 2: Tape off the middle section diagonally, then paint the ends near the tips and cuticle.
Step 3: Add the silver border by using a striping tape. I didn't have any, so I had to do the tape mani several times. Never doing that again! It took forever.
Step 4: Pick out your flower color and add a couple drops of it to a piece of paper or foil. Add a couple drops of white next to it. Using a dotting tool or the end of a bobby pin/toothpick, dip it into the colors (you can swirl it around a little) and make 5 dots in a circle to form the flower petals. Repeat to cover the striped portion.
Step 5: Use the other end of the bobby pin/toothpick to add the leaves. Pick a green and add 1-2 dots around your flowers.
Step 6: Seal with top coat and enjoy! :)
I learned how to make the flowers from Jelly's Nails, so if you're unsure of how to do the flowers still, you can check out her post. She did a video tutorial, so that might make more sense.
Now I'm now going to picture spam you because I worked so hard on it. :)
That's it! Happy Monday. :)