31 July 2012

Rose Nail Art

Even though I'm hoping to find gobs and gobs of new polishes in the States, I still have quite a few untrieds, so I reached into my stash and came out with OPI In My Back Pocket. I've used it here and there for decoration but still had no idea what it looked like all by itself. Well, once I put it on, I was totally smitten. In My Back Pocket is a vibrant, cheerful, almost Dreamsicle orange that's so very yummy and perfect for summer.

It's been a while since I wore a straight, creme polish without any shimmer, flakes, glitter, or other extras, and I really liked the look. Only, I've never, EVER been known for leaving well enough alone and decided to try something new: freehand rose nail art.

rose nail art

I grabbed my small dotting tool and 3 of my trusty standbys: OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, OPI Who the Shrek Are You?, and Jessica Mint Mojito Green. This was the first time I ever tried freehand roses, and while they aren't perfect, I'm very happy with how they came out. And they were so quick and easy, too! All I did was dip my dotting dool, drag a few semi-circular swipes, add a couple of leaves, and blam, that was it.

rose nail art

If all goes according to schedule, I should be in the air and on my way home when this post goes up, but I'm actually typing this up with all of an hour left before I head to the airport to start this whole trip. Talk about cutting it close! Total panic mode, but it's what I do. I hoped to have another post in the queue in case of unforeseen travel delays--or the more likely "me still trying to get my jet-lagged butt back in gear"--but I'm officially outta time. Hopefully I'll have some great, new polishes from the States to play with when I get back, and I hope everyone's had a fantastic July!

31 comments:

  1. It's very pretty - and OHMG that orange is juicy and gorgeous!

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    1. Thanks, Maria! I'm so crazy about this colour now. :D

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  2. oh that color is stunning on you! and beautiful mani! :D

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    1. Thank you very much, esmeheredia! :)

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  3. Oh my goodness. That looks amazing. You make it sound so easy. I'm totally in love.

    p.s. I actually thought you meant you pulled your nail polish out of your back pocket. I was thinking 'man she's weird' :oP

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    1. Thank you so much! It really is easy--just a few swoops, a couple of leaves, and you've got flowers!

      Haha, I kinda like the idea of keeping a polish or two in my pockets, just in case I feel the need. Nah, I'm weird but not quite that weird. ;p

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  4. Very sweet, I love it! :-) Beautiful combination of colours! :-)

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    1. Thank you so much!! It's not a patch on the beautiful flowers you do, but I was pretty happy with how it came out. :)

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  5. this is sooo fresh! totally love itt <3

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  6. I LOVEeE that orange! It looks pretty darn awesome!

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    1. Thanks, Cee! Like I said, I'd never actually used it by itself before, but I'm really smitten with it now. :)

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  7. This is great :) I was thinking of doing some rose nail art, but I didn't really know to go about it, so I might try copying the technique you've done.

    I have a blog award for you here: http://polishedart.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/blog-awards_2.html

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    1. Thank you--and copy away, please!

      And thank you very much for the award too! Sorry it's taken me this long to catch up on the comments from while I was away, but I hope you saw my post--I really appreciate it! :)

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  8. Very cute nail art! I love the colour choices!
    P.S. I nominated you for a Liebster award on my blog :)

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  9. Your roses are really pretty! I love the orange base you put them on!

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    1. Thanks so much! I really wasn't sure what I was doing when I started them, but I'm glad they came out okay. ;)

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  10. This is so beautiful - the roses are gorgeous! You also pull of orange polish so well I'm kind of jealous :) Haha

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    1. Thank you so much, Jenn! I tried China Glaze Riveting and didn't pull it off nearly this well, so I think all the credit has to go to the polish. ;o)

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