Just a few days left in the Threeversary Giveaway! In the meantime here's a manicure from, oh...almost a year ago? This was right before I took off for my scheduled summer trip to the US that ended up being three months long; then the hiatus hit, and then my nails kept breaking, and there was that Super Bowl commercial with the dog in the rain, but I finally dusted off my pics of these one-stroke flower nails.
Following hard on the heels of my first one-stroke flowers on Twinsie Tuesday, I hit up YouTube for another tutorial and came across this design by Cutenails. Of course, being nowhere near as steady-handed or practiced at this technique, looking at her tutorial again gives me the screaming insecurities, and I think I'd have done better to stick to one flower per nail or cut out the swooshes and dots. Whatever, though, one-stroke is fun! I'll probably do it again soon. Or soon-ish, depending on how long my nails take to grow a bit...
The base polish for these is Color Club Silver Lake, a fantastic, pale grey shade that I totally need to pull out again. Its formula didn't exactly wow me, though. The first coat was kinda chalky and streaky, but the second coat was better and would probably be well sufficient for people with steadier hands than mine. I needed a 3rd coat to even things out...which I didn't apply very evenly, so it got kinda thick, but that last part's on me.
BTW, have I mentioned the Threeversary Giveaway?