Thursday, February 20, 2014

#NailArtFeb Californails Challenge Day 20: Floral

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Hi hello and happy Thursday! 

  Today I want to share my look for Day 20 of the Californails "Totally Doable- I have a Life Challenge". The prompt for today is "floral". I really wanted to try my hand at a free hand floral look. I've never tried one, you guys know of my fear of freehand nail art. 
 That said, I had completely fallen in love with [THIS] look by Katy of Nailed It. Her tutorial is fab and easy to follow. I am not afraid to admit that this was my FOURTH attempt at this look. I am actually super happy with how these turned out. They are nowhere near as pretty as Katy's though. Still, they are definitely a good step forward toward overcoming my "fear" of freehand nail looks.
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 I used shades from the O.P.I Brazil collection. My base is Don't Bossa Nova Me Around. I really loved the contrast of vivid flowers against the muted base in Katy's tutorial, so I went for a similar vibe. For the flowers I used O.P.I Kiss me I'm Brazilian (Pink), and Toucan Do it if You Try (Coral). For the leaves I used Milani Showy Sea Green. The Black accents were done with Cult Nails Nevermore. I finished off with a coat of Seche Vite. 

 I'm really happy about how these turned out. I can't believe it took me four tries, this look really is very simple and easy to do. I was having a hard time with creating the "petals". I think I will be trying this look again soon. I really love this type of floral. 
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 I'm excited for the Animal Theme prompt. I think I want to revisit one of my older looks :D. Thanks for coming by today! 

15 comments:

  1. This looks beautiful! Great job on the freehand flowers plus I love the color combo.

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  2. What!!! Cris these are spectacular!!!! I love them so hard.

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  3. Lovely, Cristina! They look like a vintage floral fabric print...

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  4. I am in love with this look! I think I may have to try it when I pick up some of the new SinfulColors spring collection this evening!

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  5. Great job! I am lusting after Don't Bossa Nova Me Around in the worst way! All these new putty and taupe colors kill me!

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  6. I really love this! Great job.

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  7. Gillian from PlumeriaPaintedFebruary 20, 2014 at 12:18 PM

    So so so pretty!! The colour scheme is so nice too, I really want to give this a go!! :)

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  8. This is so cheerful but not overpowering! Really lovely nails! ;)

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  9. This is gorgeous!!! I love the abstract look of the flowers, and the colors look fab together!!! Well done!

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  10. Love, love this floral print!


    Beautiful colours


    http://lifeandicty.tumblr.com

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  11. Wow, these nails are beautiful!! I have to give it a try. It looks pretty simple. I wish I knew about this challenge. I would've loved to participate!


    May from La Vie En May

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  12. Weird, don't Bossa Nova Me Around looks so much less pink on you compared to when I wear it! I absolutely adore this look and you did very well :).

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  13. ... This may be my favorite manicure EVER. LOOOVEEE

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  14. Cris, it;s perfect. love it

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  15. Gorgeous! The colors look amazing together and I love the modern feel to it.

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