Some polishes have been provided for previous review
Hello all my lovely readers! I’m back again with another nail art post. I hope that you all are enjoying these as much as I am!
I’ve been getting a lot of comments and compliments on this one and it’s really very easy to do, I’m sure that anyone can do this too! Let’s start off with the polishes used: Bohemian Polish – Here I Go, Alchemy Lacquers – Sea of Snapdragons, Digital Nails – Double Helix, and Pretty & Polished – Thyme and Time Again.
To start I had to get my base on. I used Bohemian Polish – Here I go as my base. It’s a perfect sky blue crelly polish. I did three coats plus topcoat here:
To do the finished look the next thing I did was stamp on some white dots. I absolutely could have used a tiny dotting tool or a toothpick to make the white dots. But, I was feeling a little lazy so I did the stamping. My stamping actually didn’t come out perfect because some of my dots had no middle but I didn’t dislike the effect so I left it. Just keeping it real folks, from a distance you really can’t tell it’s just in these up close pictures that it’s super apparent.
The next step was the roses! Using a large dotting tool I made big dots using Alchemy Lacquers – Sea of Snapdragons. I didn’t worry about them being perfectly round because I knew it wasn’t going to be just dots. You don’t have to be too precise with this nail art which is great for newbie nail artists!
After I made the big dots and before it dried I used a toothpick to swirl/smoosh Digital Nails – Double Helix on top of the dots. Then with the toothpick I went back and added a little more Sea of Snapdragons to finish the effect. Last but not least using a little brush I brushed on some leaves around my finished roses with Pretty & Polished – Thyme and Time Again.
Clearly I did start with a nice glossy topcoat. But, then I got to thinking to myself, “how would this look matte?!” I asked a couple of my buddies and everyone seemed interested to see what it would look like so I snagged my matte topcoat.
I personally much preferred the matte version! I feel like it allowed the design to be the star and it didn’t compete with the high gloss! Both ways were pretty but man oh man that matte version is just one of my favorite things ever!
There you have it! Everything is coming up roses here. I was super pleased with the result. I really have been enjoying doing a lot of nail art lately. Even with my little stamping mishap resulting in tiny rings instead of dots I did not get discouraged. Nail art should be fun and you should be happy with both the process and end result so I try not to let myself sweat the small stuff!
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