Sunday, April 13, 2014

Cherry Blossom Nail Art

I haven't been doing too much nail art recently, so I thought I'd do some. It seems I don't have too much time to spend on nail art as much as I used to, nor have I been feeling as creative for new ideas. So while cherry blossom nails aren't exactly new for me, I thought I'd give them a go again.


I normally think to do cherry blossom designs over white polish so that the pale pink blossoms show up easily. Also the dark branches tend to blend in with darker colors too much. But this time I decided to switch it up a bit and make the cherry blossoms over Rainbow Honey Wistful, which is a shimmery goldish-silver polish that has a pink sheen to it.


Wistful is gorgeous on its own, but I love how the pinkish shine to it goes so well with the pink blossoms! I used Rainbow Honey Cymbidium for the darker pink, and Zoya Dot for the lighter pink. I also used Megan Miller Ganache for the branches.


To achieve my cherry blossom look, I applied two coats of Wistful as my base. I then free handed the branches with a small nail art brush using Ganache. I love how they don't have to be perfectly straight lines since they're branches! I then took a medium sized dotting tool and made some dots where I wanted the larger blossoms with Cymbidium. I topped those blossoms with Dot to give them some contrast and also make some smaller buds.


I love how they turned out! They're not perfect, but I think they're cute - and perfect for spring, too! I think using a shimmery metallic as the base worked out better than anticipated too. Now I have something else to use other than just white polish for a base. 

2 comments:

  1. Lovely, the polishes work very well together

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  2. I think they turned out well too :) And they flowers pop a lot more over the glittery base!

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