Or possibly sunflower nail art, I don't know. What am I, a botanist? I made yellow flowers on my fingernails! ^_^
I did these daisy nails a little while ago, for Ellen's Going Away Karaoke Blow-Out and really liked how they came out. The idea was to do something bright and fun but not too loud (karaoke plus a pre-paid bar tab would ensure that my overall volume level was already quite sufficient), and when in doubt these days, I seem to land on floral nail art.
I started these with (brace yourself for the shock) OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, and then I added two coats of Nubar Blank, a beautifully subtle near-sheer with a great pearlescent shimmer. After that came the acrylic paints, starting with the yellow petals, which got some orange-y shading. Then brown centers with dots of a yellow I may have mixed a little too brightly lemon-y (filed for next time but not a huge deal). For the leaves, I swirled a couple of greens together without really blending them. I put 'em mostly where the flowers are, but honestly, who's going to look that closely at your nails? I also scattered a few around where I just wanted a little more coverage.
The party was a little while ago, but I decided to hang onto these pics for today, which is...insert modest yet regal trumpet fanfare... my 250th post! Since they're daisies (or, okay, they're probably sunflowers, but the idea was to do daisies) I thought this would be a good manicure to mark the occasion, since this daisy nail art was not only my first flower manicure with acrylic paints; it's also my most popular post yet (like, by a crazyhuge margin) And now that I'm typing it out, I forget exactly how these things were supposed to go together...
Anyway, liked these nails. Saved 'em for today.