Saturday, March 23, 2013

March Nail Art Challenge - Vintage and Swatch

So, yet again, I've fallen behind on my nail art challenge for March :( In my defense, I have been crazy busy, sick, and was completely in love with my previous flower mani that I couldn't bear to say goodbye to it (I wore it for over 5 days!? WHAT? I never do that!). Despite my lack of maintaining the schedule this month, I'm still on track to finish every challenge! Maybe next month I'll even have them done on the right days ;) 

The two themes I had to do on the 19th and 22nd of this month were "Vintage" and "Swatch," respectively. I've been wanting to do the vintage roses that you see everywhere for awhile now but didn't want to use the colors I keep consistently seeing them done in (mint background with pink flowers). Well, I varied in one of those aspects and ended up using China Glaze's Kalahari Kiss as my base color AND, because I'm super sneaky and multitask-y, it is my "Swatch" theme! 

I know that this color isn't for everyone, but I really love it. I think it's just a fabulus neutral that isn't too yellow. 

To complete the "Vintage" theme, I did the basic vintage roses as mentioned above. This is a really popular design right now and I figured I had to jump on the bandwagon at some point. I think that I liked the idea of these colors in my head much more than the actual final result, but that happens I suppose. These took me all of 10 minutes to do which was good considering how exhausted I am! 
Happy Polishing :)