Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Roses Nail Art + One of my Summer Brights duos!

Today I bring you a bit of nail art inspired by one of the most popular designs on pinterest, what I like to call the "simple rose"...using basic brush strokes and a very fine brush or tooth pick, this cute, vintage-y look can be achieved quite easily.

I chose to do my design on a "bare" nail (I say bare because I have my Red Carpet Manicure done in "Camera Shy" as a base). The flowers are done using butter LONDON's "Snog", Nicole by OPI's "Selena", and Essie's "Fiji". The leaves are Essie's "Pretty Edgy" and "First Timer", and the other nails are Nicole by OPI's "Selena" as well.

As promised, I've also done swatches of one of my favorite summer color combinations, Essie's "In the Cab-ana" and "Haute As Hello" - A bright cerulean blue paired with a neon peachy orange. Warning - "Haute As Hello" has almost always stained my nails, even after just a few hours' wear. Make sure to wear a really good base coat with it!

What do you think? Do you dig these manis for summer?

Happy Polishing!