April 11, 2016

Dahlia Dew

Flower Nail Art

Spring is definitely here...flowers in bloom, pollen in the air, allergies in full effect.  :)  But I do love the sun!  And floral manis.

I just got this pale lavender Essie polish from Salon Supply Store.  If you haven't visited them yet, they have AMAZING prices on the top name polish brands.  This polish looks more blue to me, but does have some purple undertones.  Either way...I love it!  

Nail Polish
Polish Used:
  • Essie - Virgin Snow
  • Sally Hansen Triple Shine  - Vanity Flare
  • Bundle Monster Stamping Lacquer - Black Noir
  • Base and top coats
Other Supplies:
  • Born Pretty Store stamping plate - BP-L015 (flower)
  • Dotting tool
  • Round black studs

I haven't done a leadlight colored nail in a while, and these stamped flower petals were perfect.  To create this look:
  1. Apply a light lavender base color with Virgin Snow by Essie.
    Lavender Blue Base Color
  2. Use black stamping polish to stamp the flower petals (BP-L015) on the middle and ring finger.
    Flower Stamped Nails
  3. Color in the flowers using the leadlight technique. If you don't have a transparent purple, you can create one by thinning out a normal polish with some clear top coat.  Try not to pick a polish that is too opaque, or it will show over the black.  The polish I used here wasn't quite transparent enough, but it turned out okay.  Before applying the color, paint over the design with top coat.  This will keep the image from smudging when the color is applied over it.  Add the transparent purple polish with a dotting tool.
    Purple Flower Nails
  4. Add a black round stud to the base of the index and pinky.
    Blue Flower Nails
Floral Nail Art

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