03 February 2013

Vintage Rose Nail Art

I mentioned in my last post that I had some nail art planned when I wore Jessica Surfer Boyz n' Berry a little while back, and this was it. I first did vintage rose nails back in May of last year and kept meaning to have another go, but because I am a master of organization and timeliness, it wasn't until I was knee-deep in trying to write Christmas nail art tutorials and schedule posts for the holidays that I was firmly gripped by the need to do these again. Immediately.

vintage rose nails

I did them a little differently this time and think they turned out better for it. I did still want to add more detail on the leaves but held off because I just had a feeling I was going to make some mistake that would end in frustration and naked nails (my inner voice is usually such a "Go for it, dude!" enabler that when it's actually urging caution, I try to listen up).

vintage rose nail art

The light pink is OPI Pink Friday, same as last time, but instead of full-on red I did the petal swooshes with a 2-to-1 mixture of Jessica Dynamic and Orly Pixy Stix. The leaves are Essie Pretty Edgy, and the dots are (huge surprise!) OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.

vintage rose nails

As a bonus, SV only gave me a tiny bit of smudging when I had to paint over my thumbnail a couple of times, and that wasn't even visible in "real life" anyway. I didn't have much time to enjoy these nails, though, since I had so many other things on my to-do list at the time, so I have a feeling it won't be too long before I come back to these again. It really is such a fun design, and it'll be a great one for spring!

34 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Elizabeth!! I think I will steal your mani idea LOL !!

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  2. Beautiful! I love the colours you chose =)

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  3. Elizabeth, these nails are GORGEOUS! The vintage roses look just perfect over that fab minty polish.

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  4. Oooh, they are adorable, and you picked out the perfect colors! I love how you paired them with polka dots, what a lovely match~

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    1. Thanks so much, Jessica! I wish I could take credit for that idea--whoever did it first was brilliant. ;)

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  5. I love the vintage rose look, especially with the base color and the polka dots! It looks so sweet!

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  6. Once again I am amazed by your skills! Gorgeous manicure!

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    1. That's so sweet of you! Thank you very much!!

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    1. Thank you so very much, Rins! I'm in so much awe of your amazing nail art skills, so I can't even tell you how much I appreciate it. ♥

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  8. Beautiful roses! :-) They make really nice effect in combination with dots on your other nails :-) Well done, Elizabeth! :-)

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