Friday, July 5, 2013
July's Nail Challenge Collaborative - Flowers
I was happy to see that July's challenges were all about flowers! They are some of my favorite nail art to do.
SpaRitual Mind. This is such a unique but subtle polish. It's a shimmer, but it's a matte. It reminds me a bit of the suedes that were so popular a few months back. Next time, I'll make sure to wear a good ridge-filling basecoat underneath, though, because as beautiful as it is, it shows every bump and divot in my nails.
I didn't take any pix of the intermediate steps (what?!) but I did a black French tip with OPI Black Onyx first, then made the flowers with Maybelline Bold Gold.
I dotted the centers with more Black Onyx and then added highlights with Revlon Sequin. I was going for an antiqued look, and all the colors look a little washed out to me.
Everything brightens up a bit, though, with some topcoat. I still like that it's fairly monochromatic, though.
Bottle shot: SpaRitual Mind, OPI Black Onyx, Maybelline Bold Gold, and Revlon Sequin.
Are flowers best when they are colorful, or would you wear a monochromatic floral nail art?