How long has it been since I last shared my nails with you?! About four months I think! So much has happened since then. My new husband and I had the most wonderful wedding day, we moved into our new flat and went on our magic honeymoon! I’ll make sure I write a post about the day and our honeymoon soon, but for the time being I’ve been painting flowers on my nails!
This pattern I found HERE on Pinterest. I loved it so much I had to recreate it. The are so many good patterns on Pinterest, I’ve had to create a whole board to accommodate them! Use the button in the top right of my blog to follow my pins on Pinterest!
I started by painting my nails with two coats of the good old Barry M Matt White polish. Next, I took a tiny paintbrush and painted tiny little flowers onto my nails using Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Brisk Blue, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Vigorous Violet, Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Lickety Split Lime, No7 Grey Skies and Topshop Easy Breezy. After they had dried, I used a dotting tool with the same colours to create the centre of the flowers.
I’ve recently gone a little mad over Pinterest. This could be due to currently planning a wedding but I seem to be living on it, and one of my favourites things to find and look at are patterns. So I’ve decided to do a series on patterns. All patterns and any patterns that I find on Pinterest.
This was one of my favourite patterns on the list. I love how simple it is and reminds me of a summer’s day at the beach where my parents live. Plus, I was quite confident that it wouldn’t be too tricky to paint for my first attempt. It’s actually a wallpaper pattern too, and you can click on the photo to be taken to John Lewis’s website to purchase it.
I started my painting my nails with Barry M Blueberry Ice Cream which I think is my only light blue. I really need some more light blues. I used a really tiny paint brush to paint white birds on my nails with Barry M Matt White and then used the same paint brush to accent a few of those birds with No7 – Sing the Blues.
I can’t believe how easy it was to create such a cool effect! i’m also using my snazzy new light tent for these photos which is why they look so much better than the old ones! Woop!
For this manicure I used:
- OPI Nail Envy
- Barry M – Blueberry Ice Cream
- Barry M – Matt White
- No7 – Sing the Blues
- Seche Vite Quick Dry Topcoat