Thursday, January 26, 2012

Thursday's Talons

Currently watching: Birdsong

Good morning girls! How are you all today? Not long until the weekend now, yay :-)

Today I'd like to show you a manicure I created after being inspired by The Polished Perfectionist and Nail Stories:

My base was a white polish by Natural Collection. The first coat was very streaky but its appearance improved with the second coat.

I then painted three roses on my two accent nails using acrylic paint and a nail brush. This was my first time free-handing roses. What do you think of them?

To finish I then free-handed the tips of my remaining nails with All About Nails Honey Pink.

I think it's the first time I've ever done a manicure like this and I have to say I was really pleased with the way it turned out. I hope you like it as much as I do :-)

Bye for now,
Laura

33 comments:

  1. Gorgeous painting of the roses. Your nails look super nice.
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  2. I love it Laura. The baby pink and white go really well together. It makes for such a girly, soft mani. The roses on the ring finger were an excellent addition.

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    1. Thank you! I don't usually recreate manicures I see on blogs but I'm glad I tried this one.

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  3. This is so pretty, it reminds me a bit of Cath Kidston

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    1. :-) I may be tempted to try a proper Cath Kidston now that I'm not so scared of free-handing roses lol

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  4. I have to say that if this is your first freehand roses, then I'm seriously impressed. They're looking great!!

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    1. Thanks! I watched a video/read a tutorial about how to do them. You choose two colours and make a cross with them then mix them all together in circular movements.

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  5. Una manicura muy original. Me gusta.

    Besos

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  6. So cute and girly, I really need to try to do those roses!

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    1. You need to! I look forward to seeing your creation :-)

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  7. What a feminine pattern! I like how sweet this manicure is.:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  8. cute! Laura, i have nominated you for an award too!(because i love your blog too) :)

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  9. This is really great! I could never hand paint roses like this! Awesome job!

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    1. Thanks! I may be a bit nervous about messing them up the next time I try :s

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  10. these are super cute Laura! I just tagged you in the 11 Questions Mini Challenge here: http://esmeheredia.blogspot.com/2012/01/11-questions-tag.html

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  11. They are cut!!! I like them, really. You can visit my blog and we can follow each other :)
    cheers

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    1. Thanks! And welcome :-) I'm following you too now :-)

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  12. wow. really nice and girly!

    xxx

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  13. Wow! The roses look SO cool. Like the effect a lot.

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  14. LOVEEE the roses!!! They look awesome!!!

    I also tagged you for the 11 Questions tag- you can read about it on my blog!(:

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    1. I love that enthusiasm :-) And thank you for tagging me!

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