Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Flip Flop February - Recreate Someone Elses

I was so torn over what to do today. There were so many amazing manicures done by everyone, soI wasn't sure which one to choose! I was feeling in a flowery mood, so I went with a flower design originally done by I Feel Polished!


I didn't have exactly the same colors that she did, but I tried! The design almost reminds me of most vintage rose patterns with the striped background, except the flowers are much more modern and stylized.


I started off with a base coat of Ulta's Snow White. I then place striping tape down each nail vertically, and painted Milani U Pinky Swear over it. While it was still wet, I removed the striping tape. I then took my largest dotting tool and started dotting the base of each flower. 


I finished the rest of the flowers by using China Glaze Re-fresh Mint and Zoya Lara. I put one of each flower on each nail - one with Re-fresh Mint as a base, and one with Lara as a base. I then added one last dot of Snow White for the center of each flower. It really helped tie the flowers into the background!


I really like how they turned out! It's a design that I wouldn't have thought of myself, and I really like it. I think I Feel Polished did it better though! My white stripes got messed up when I removed the tape, even though I waited a very long time for it to dry, and my mint flower petals are a bit streaky. 


It's a really cute design though! It's very bright and is really getting me geared up for springtime. 





3 comments:

  1. Your lines probably messed up BECAUSE you waited a long time to pull the tape-if you pull earlier the lines are better.
    I think yours is really cute, though! Nice job!

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    1. The pink turned out fine, but the white is what got messed up. I pulled the tape off while the pink was still wet, but I guess the white wasn't dry enough underneath! The white was a bit tacky and started to come up with the tape. But yes, if the top color starts to dry it gets a bit wonky! I've found that out before :) haha

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