Monday, February 17, 2014

Flowers over Flakies - #NailArtForNubs

Hello, Fireflies!

If you missed it, I have another post today about how the Beauty Bloggers of Central Florida were introduced to SpaTouch, LLC and the IBX nail repair and strengthening system!

But I have flakies for you now! It starts with China Glaze VIII, a dark, creamy, smoky purple. Gorgeous!

China Glaze VIII, a dark, creamy, smoky purple

Over that, I used Color Club Violet Twilight.  Don't let the blue base deceive you - it doesn't really look like that on the nail. You can see it hardly affected the dark purple China Glaze. Look at the red and green and gold flakies, though.  *sigh*

Color Club Violet Twilight

Inspired by Devilish Designs nail art, I set out to make a similar flower and swirl design using Revlon Spirit, a creamy white from their Top Speed line.  I gotta say, this polish impressed me! So nice for nail art - opaque, but thin enough to make the swirls easily.

flower and swirl design using Revlon Spirit, a creamy white from their Top Speed line

I used the China Glaze again to add in the flower details.  Look how the flakies wink from behind the design.  Nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more!

I used the China Glaze again to add in the flower details

Topcoat to make it all shiny - it helps the flakies to really look their best, too.  I like the nail art, but it really is about the flakies, isn't it.


I love the contrast between the dark and flakie background and the stark white flowers and swirls.  So different!


Bottle shot:  China Glaze VIII, Color Club Violet Twilight, and Revlon Spirit

Bottle shot:  China Glaze VIII, Color Club Violet Twilight, and Revlon Spirit

Do you like putting art over a flakie, or is it a crime to cover up their beauty?



6 comments:

  1. Love that flakie polish you added on top! The flowers also have this cartoon/doodle feel which I like :)

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    1. That's what I liked about it, too - that cartoony feeling. I just didn't know what to call it! Thanks!

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    1. Yay! I'm so glad. You are so creative! Keep up the good work so I can keep stealing, uh, borrowing it. :) lol!

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    1. Thanks! Me, too. Or holos. No, definitely flakies. I love flakies.

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