It’s Sunday already! Weekend is almost over 🙁 I am going to go make use of the last few hours of weekend. Hope you are having a good one.
I love flower nail art of any kind but I am in love with the ‘one stroke’ flowers that is doing the rounds. I have tried so many times but I just can not get it right. I’ve followed tutorials and used so many different tools but the skill still eludes me. I hope that Manic Talons and Lucy’s Stash will send me some of their magic powers. I will keep practicing and maybe I will nail it at some point. Today is not that day. Instead I have this,
I started with 2 coats of China Glaze – Gothic lolita on all my nail except ring. On my ring finger I started with 2 coats of Sinful Colors – Snow me white. Once that was completely dry I stamped using plate Pueen72 and essence stampy polish in white on top of Gothic lolita. On my ring finger I used the same plate and Essence stampy polish in black. At this point I called it a day on the purple nails and top coated it. I wish now that I used the solid flower for my middle finger but it’s done now. On my ring finger, I waited a few minutes of the stamping to really dry and the used the lead lighting technique to fill in the flower. The polish I used is one I mixed using a clear polish and Essence – break through. I went in afterwards with a thin nail art brush and Gothic lolita to just add some darker sections. Topcoated and called it a day.
What do you think? They are definitely flowers but one stroke flowers would’ve been SO gorgeous! *sigh* I better go back to practicing 😛 In other news, how gorgeous is China Glaze – Gothic lolita? Let me show you.
China Glaze – Gothic lolita
This is 2 coats with no topcoat. It’s a red toned purple with very subtle shimmer (red and blue). It is really subtle though and instead of creating sparkle, creates a beautiful depth to the polish. This is a beautiful formula and great opacity. One of my favourites!
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