Monday, July 1, 2013

Mint and Coral Floral

Mint and Coral Floral

Hi everyone, welcome to Monday.  This week isn't so bad because it's a short work week, yay!  Today also marks the first day of my first no-buy.  I picked up a few polishes yesterday at Ulta to hopefully tide me over for the month.  I'm hoping I can do it :)  I'm also eight followers away from my very first giveaway.  A few months ago when I started this blog, I chose 125 followers as the goal for my first giveaway.  I haven't figured out the prize yet, but it will be something fun!

Today I have a really pretty combination of coral and mint.  A while back, I saw a tutorial on the website thebeautydepartment.com.  They had created a floral mani based on the cover of a journal and also made tutorials to go along with each floral element.  I printed out the tutorials that day and saved them so I could try them in the future.  I chose one floral element and decided to re-create it on all of my nails.  I started with a base of China Glaze Keep Calm, Paint On, a pretty pale mint with a hint of shimmer.  I created the flowers with a large dotting tool and China Glaze Mimosa's Before Mani's, a peach with a hint of shimmer.  The middle of the flowers was done with a smaller dotting tool and I swirled together Maybelline Color Show Coral Crush and Essie Limited Addiction.  I used a very small dotting tool for the black dots and black centers with Essie Licorice.  For the flowers, I used a small nail art brush and used OPI Jade is the new black and Butter London The Full Monty (gold).  I quite like the result!







14 comments:

  1. I love these!

    And good luck on the no buy!

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    1. Thank you Melody, I'm going to need all the luck I can get haha

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  2. Cute! I wanted to try that mani too!

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    1. You should, it was really easy with the tutorial!

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  3. These are so cute! Good luck with the no-buy, I hope you do better than I did! ;D

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  4. This is so cute! The colours work really well together as well! Good luck on your no buy! :)

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  5. Love the coral and mint combo! I seriously wish I had you as my personal manicurist. ;)

    xoxo,

    Jules of Canines & Couture
    www.caninesandcouture.com

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    1. You are too sweet Jules! I love how fresh the coral and mint are together!

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  6. Your flowers are so pretty and detailed! And I love the colors you chose for the mani! :)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thanks Yun, I was really proud of this one!

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  7. Pretty flowers! They look like Hibiscus flowers! :D

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