Monday, June 4, 2012
Faded Florals ♥
Hey all! Yesterday, I decided to give The Beauty Department's faded florals mani a whirl. I used their tutorial to make the faded florals, but added my own touch to it by adding leaves. I also used similar colors instead of all different ones.
The colors I used for my version shown above are:
Victoria's Secret Cocktail (base color for non white nails)
OPI Don't Touch My Tutu! (white base color)
Sephora by OPI Caliente Coral (florals)
SinfulColors Island Coral (florals)
Julep Niecy (florals)
China Glaze Starboard (leaves)
OPI Pirouette My Whistle (glitter)
Instead of using a creme white base, I chose a sheer white to get a softer look. On the none floral nails, I also added diluted white and pink, then topped it with OPI PMW. I actually like the above version better in my pictures, but on me I didn't. So I took off the non floral nails and revised them to get the look below:
In this version, I used OPI DTMT! topped with China Glaze White Cap for my non floral nails. I also added a coat of OPI PMW on the floral nails. By the way, White Cap looks nice layered over any of the OPI NYC Ballet colors. I originally got the idea to do this after seeing a bottle of Revlon Calla Lily. I liked how it looked, but resolved not to get it. From looking at it, I knew I could achieve the bottle color with two polishes I already owned. :)
This was my first attempt at Rebecca Likes Nails's watercolor technique. It could be better, but I think it turned out alright. I still want to attempt this faded floral look again with cooler colors and smaller florals. Hopefully I'll get the hang of diluting the colors out more like Rebecca. I haven't done an all over watercolor look like hers either! It's definitely on my to-do list!
What do you think? Do you like the first version or the second one? I'd love to hear your thoughts! :)