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.


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!


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

  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~

  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.

  6. You nailed it! Love the design!

  7. So pretty

  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!

  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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