Saturday, 4 May 2013

Poppy print

The sun is shining, and I'm feelin' fine. Happy weekend, everyone! Today I have this pretty poppy print that was inspired by my Rowan skirt from Club Monaco (kind of obsessed with their clothing recently). I love having my nails match my clothing. Gives me some kind of weird sense of accomplishment.
I started with two coats of OPI My Vampire Is Buff for the base. I didn't think I could love another neutral base as much as I loved OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, but I was wrong. For the blue brushstrokes, I dipped the tips of a fan brush into Essie Bobbing for Baubles, getting the excess off before making quick, random, short strokes. Then with a normal striper brush, I made thicker strokes of blue, and added accents of red with Sally Hansen Kook-A-Mango.
For the poppies, I painted the shape of my flower with Zoya Arizona, so I have a bit of orange peeking through. Then I painted over the flower again with my red. Finally, I went back in with my blue and base colour for the poppy centres and extra details.
I love these designs where I don't have to worry so much about being neat. It's a much more free way of painting.

8 comments:

  1. Hahaha Love the nail art! And it's a perfect match with your skirt! I too love this type of nail art, for the very same reasons! Plus they look so good too and don't have to worry about being boring as each nail have their own differences in them! :D

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    1. Yes, it actually looks better when each nail is different, but then everything is still cohesive...I can wear these all week and not be bored hahaa :D

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  2. Beautiful! It seems pretty perfect!

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  3. Amazing! I love it when Reddit leads me to wonderful inspiring blogs.

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    1. Hello, fellow laquerista, so happy you stopped by! :)

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  4. This is beautiful! Reminds me of a painting, gorgeous!

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