Lit from Within: Weeds are just flowers that grow where they're not planted

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Weeds are just flowers that grow where they're not planted

One of the hot manis on Pinterest that I think is adorable is this dandelion mani from Mad Manis.  I thought it might be simple enough for a newbie like me, and still be cute.

After applying the ridge-filling base coat, I followed up with 2 coats of Essie's Fair Game in this cute little mini bottle.  I love this color - I love blues, and this is a grey, shimmery blue.  The closest thing I have to it is Zoya's Skylar, but Skylar is more blue and has micro-glitter in it.

After the blue dried, I applied a coat of Seche Vite.  When that was dry, I got out my dotting tool and made one black dot (Pure Ice Black Rage) on my thumb, middle finger and pinky, and then drew a line from that dot to the edge of my nail.

I used OPI's I Vant to Be A-Lone Star for the dandelion puffs.  It's like a silver with a blue tinge to it.  Or maybe it's just silver.  But it evokes blue to me.  It's very delicate, though, so I thought it worked nicely for this.

As an after thought, I dabbed on Hot Ticket's Dodged a Bullet over the petals, which I think added a little depth to the flower.  Or, I could be full of crap.  It's possible.

Ok, so you have to use your imagination a little to see that these are dandelions, but I like the effect, and it's a simple, subtle nail art.

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