28 April 2013

Pink Flowers on Silver

A little while ago I did some blue flower nail art over Jessica Fudge that was mostly based on this Robin Moses tutorial. I loved the look, the scrolling with the bright flowers on top, so I decided to give it another go, this time using the actual colours from the tutorial.

pink flower nail art

The base is Bandi M802 Metallic Silver. This silver foil was a bit thin, needing 3 full coats for opacity, but I was so impressed with how completely brushstrokey it was not. That's really rare in a polish this metallic, so well done, Bandi! Everything else is acrylic paint. I mixed up a silver for the dots to match the base, rather than using the polish, and had literally just top coated my first nail (SV) when it occurred to me that I could also have gone with some tiny silver studs. Might have been really cute, or it might've been a little much, with all the silver and black and bright flowers already, so I'll probably try it out soon on a manicure without quite so much for them to compete with.

pink flower nail art

Of course these aren't a patch on Robin's original manicure--her scrolling is always so smooth and delicate--but I was quite happy with the result! Definitely eye-catching but not too out there. I wore a loose, black top with a hot pink tank underneath, and they looked kinda awesome together...so long as you didn't inspect my right hand too closely because lefty is still way behind on the learning curve. Just gotta keep on practicing!

48 comments:

  1. Very pretty!
    And thanks for linking the tutorial, I have now found lots of new nail art to try! :)

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    1. Thank you, and you are so very welcome! Robin has so many great tutorials for all skill levels--she really is an inspiration!

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  2. So beautiful, your skils in nailart are amazing! I am useless with brushes, I can only do simple stuff like dots and leopard print :p

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    1. You are so sweet, Estivalia, thank you! I was never any good with paintbrushes until I started playing with acrylic paints just recently--and I still have a LOT to learn--but I love acrylic because if I don't like the way it looks, I can just wash it off and do it again. Makes it so much less stressful! ;)

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  3. That looks really good. I like how the flowers pop against the background.

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    1. Thank you very much, Helen! I loved that about Robin's design too. :)

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  4. Okay, I can't read your blog anymore...I'm getting a nail complex ;)

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    1. Aw, no way! I'm always jealous of how lovely your swatches are (and loving that you're dipping your toes into dotting), so there's more than enough complexes to go around. :P

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  5. Oh my everloving Gods! This is truly awesome and beautiful. Whenever I get in a nail art rut, I can count on you to inspire me!! xoxoxo

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    1. Aw, you are too sweet, Maribeth! Thank you!! Every time I get in a nail art rut, I check out Robin's page and find a jillion more things I want to do. ;o)

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  6. awesome, lovely paintings and great color combo :D

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  7. Wow! I love how the silver background makes those flowers POP!

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    1. Thank you very much, Lindsey! This design really caught my eye for just that reason--I love Robin's work!

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  8. These are so gorgeous! Like rocker chick awesome!

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    1. That is some high praise! Thank you very, very much! ;)

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  9. Slay me with the awesome-ness that are these flowers! You seriously kill it every time, I'm in awe :)

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  10. This is so beautiful! Love the flowers, and it's such a great color combo! :-)

    ~ Yun

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  11. Oooh, I love this one. Beautiful! - Kyndra @ Two Kittens Beauty

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  12. This is so gorgeous! Love the flowers :)

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