Monday, May 09, 2011

Floral Nail Art Series - Hibiscus Flowers

Hey guys!

I hope everyone's weekend went well! I've been getting ready for my new semester which starts tomorrow. And even though I'm in my 5th (and final) year of University, I still get nervous at the beginning of a new semester!

Anyway, today I got very frustrated with nail art. I had planned to do a Mother's Day inspired floral design with roses but after an hour or more practicing on my nail wheel, I realized that I can't draw freehand roses that meet my own standards. Despite that, I moved on to another of my floral ideas - hibiscus flowers. I decided to add the gradient element to make this a little more interesting and I used Rebecca's tutorial for the gradient. I'm still not comfortable with gradients but her tutorial definitely helped.

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Products:
China Glaze Strong Adhesion Base Coat
OPI - Flower-to-Flower (pink base)
Orly - Spark (yellow base)
Orly - White Tips (hibiscus flowers)
Seche Vite Top Coat


Since I planned on posting this earlier, I was going to wish all you Mom's out there a Happy Mother's Day but I guess now I'll have to wish you all a Happy Belated Mother's Day! Hope you all had a great day!

13 comments:

  1. So so beautiful!! Love the colors you used!

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  2. Love the colour combination and.... jsut the mani overall. Very summery and warm, needsomething like this to kick start my winter mornings xD

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  4. Very pretty, love the colours~

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  5. yayyyy i'm so happy i've helped everyone! haha.
    your flowers are lovely! they're so even that they look like stamps!

    and yeah roses are hard man. i can't do freehand ones either. they just look like blobs.

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  6. You nailed it! Love the design!

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  7. So pretty http://britters89.blogspot.com/

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  8. OOOO Me Likie!!! I am too scaredc to try this but i might just jump in thanks for also leaving the link to the tutorial..anyway great job i would rock those!

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  9. I love the colour choices, and I LOVE the flowers. You must have a wonderfully steady and really good hand-eye coordination to do such lovely work

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