Monday, June 6, 2011

Sunflowers In The Sky

I have seen so many cute sunflower manis and they just look so cute and summery so I decided to try a sunflower nail design of my own. This mani was done freehand and I feel like I am getting better at doing freehand. The possibilities are endless when doing freehand nail designs! I am going to let the pictures do the talking for this mani:






For this mani I did 2 coats of this mini Sally Girl polish which does not have a name on it... Two coats of this stuff was not fun. After putting on my base coat and the first coat of this I went back to do the second coat and the brush started taking off the first coat as I tried to gently stroke it on... it was useless, I had to let the first coat dry most of the way before putting on the second coat. Maybe it had something to do with the base coat but it was a pain in the butt.

Anyways, for the petals I used a striping brush from an art deco polish with Sally Hansen Insta-dri Lightening. The petals are not perfect but I feel like it makes it look more like a sunflower. Then using the same brush and WnW Sunny Side Up, I added some extra detail to the petals. For the centers of the sunflowers, I used Sinful Colors Nirvana and applied it with rounded brush. I coated the whole thing with SV as usual! The first 3 pictures are a more accurate representation of the true color of this polish.

18 comments:

  1. I love this! It's totally adorable!

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  2. Oh, this is such a lovely summer mani! I want to try it out now, but as I've only tried nail art twice so far I might work my way up to this design after a few more goes! lol Love the colour combos too! :)

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  3. I love these colors together, and the print is awesome!

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  4. So pretty and apropos for summer.

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  5. Those sunflowers are so adorable!! Beautiful :)

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  6. I love all your nail art!!! especially this, very summer feel.

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  7. Love it!! the sunflowers look so real!

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  8. Jess this looks awesome! Your free hand is really good and this is a lovely mani for summer!

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  9. Wow! So many comments!! You all are so sweet!! I am glad everyone likes this design... too bad I ruined it at work yesterday. I was cleaning all of the toys getting ready for our summer camp and now most of the right hand is peeling off :( Oh well I guess that means I just have to do another pretty design! Serifina, just try it! This was my first attempt at doing freehand flowers and the great thing about doing sunflowers is that they don't have to be perfect to look nice!

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  10. Beautiful design! so you did this with only brushes??

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  11. ABOP, Thanks!
    Lise, yes I only used nail art brushes for this design!

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  12. wow beautiful, i love your creativity!

    please check out my blog(:

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  13. This is really original. Love it

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