Lit from Within: #WeekOfLoveChallenge - Sticky Roses
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

#WeekOfLoveChallenge - Sticky Roses

Hello, Fireflies!

Today's challenge for the Week of Lurve is roses.  I like roses.  I even have a yellow rose tattoo.

I can not paint a decent rose to save my life.

So, when a friend gave me some rose nail art decals for my birthday, I knew I was saved from humiliation for this challenge!

I started with Zoya Marley, a delicate lilac-leaning pink.  So much like the neutrals coming out this season, really.

 Zoya Marley, a delicate lilac-leaning pink

I then put some drops of Zoya Yana and Lexi on my palette, and dipped a piece of crumpled cling wrap into them and then dabbed it on my nail to create this marbled effect.  It's about the closest to a water marble I can get!

Zoya Yana and Lexi

I used the rose nail decals over the marble. 

rose nail decals over the marble

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but a rose decal is infinitely neater than my botched attempts to paint them.


When I got back into nails this time around, my first foray into art was these kinds of stickers.  I don't use them as much now, but I still have a soft spot for them.  I really love almost any kind of applique' - stickers, water decals, studs, and rhinestones - you name it.


Bottle shot:  Zoya Marley, Yana, and Lexi.

Bottle shot:  Zoya Marley, Yana, and Lexi.

Do you use decals and stickers in your nail art?


36 comments:

  1. These look great! I like to use nail decals in my nail art every once in a while too since they make doing nail art so much faster :)

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    1. The butterfly decals you used today are gorgeous! Love that mani.

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  2. I love this. It looks so pretty and the decals really take the look to a whole new level. Very pretty :)

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    1. thanks! The decals are also useful for covering mistakes.. not that *I* made any, you see. ;)

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  3. So so pretty, I'm going to be creating some nail art tomorrow :)

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    1. I'm looking forward to seeing it on your blog! Feel free to post a pix or link on my FB page if you'd like!

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    1. I'm so happy my friend thought to give them to me. So thoughtful!

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    1. I thought so, too! And from a normal viewing distance, you couldn't see the plastic at all.

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    1. Here in Florida, Spring lasts about 2 days before full-on summer. I like this brisk weather, myself...but I'm sure the rest of the country is done with Ice and Snowpocalypse!

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    1. I need more practice with the saran wrap technique, but I am pretty happy with this effort. I think it goes well with the roses. :)

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    1. Sometimes, I pick colors from one brand for a nail art like this - I have this notion that it will make the colors look better together!

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    1. I'm not sure where my friend got them, but they were in a kit from The Color Workshop. I've seen some of their kits at Big Lots and Marshalls and TJ Maxx.

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    1. They are a fun, quick way to add detail. Some water decals have a LOT of detail, like adding little paintings to your nails.

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  11. I haven't used nail decals in years, but these are awesome.

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    1. I hadn't either, but my friend's gift inspired me. It's so rare that a Real Life friend takes an active interest in my nail art! It was so sweet.

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    1. thanks! Maybe the background is what my roses would look like at mega-magnification.. yeah, that's the ticket!

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  13. Gorgeous, I love this one! I have never worked with decals before.

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    1. Water decals are a little trickier, but these stickers just pull off the page and stick to your nails - or anything else! Easy-peasy.

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  14. What an adorable mani! I love those decals, very cute. I scrolled down the post first and looked at the pics before reading and I totally thought you'd hand painted them until I scrolled back and read LOL

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    1. Ah-ha! You're a skimmer! I'm going to sneak something in a post sometime and see if you read it. lol!

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  15. I'm the worst person to ask if I use decals, I can't even paint my nails correctly, haha! Something tells me I want to see that rose tattoo!!

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    1. I'm very fond of my tattoo! I thought I had a pix of it here on the blog, but I couldn't find it. harumph.

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  16. Love this manicure, it's so whimsical! The roses make a wonderful and romantic accent :)

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    1. Thanks! I knew as soon as I saw the rose stickers, I wanted to do this for the challenge. :)

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    1. I still could use a little practice, but it'll do in a pinch! lol thanks.

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