Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Funky Floral

Yeee! Can I just say that I am so super duper uber excited about this mani!? I'm sure that by now you all know of my passion/love/obsession with floral looks (and hopefully you're not getting tired of them!) and this manicure is just making me so happy to look at! Prepare for photos!!

This didn't actually start out as well as I had originally hoped. I had done almost 4 nails of another floral look but was really hating it. Sometimes I will push through with a design and hope that once I'm finished and have added a top coat that I'll finally like it. But that didn't happen with my original look.  At all. So, I scratched what I was doing and plunged my painted fingers into my super awkward acetone tub from Target (I mean, it's pink and has weird bristles and is just...weird...but works wonders!) and started fresh. And I'm so happy that I did! 

I ended up with these super funky flowers and am just so freaking happy with out they turned out. I was roughly inspired by a pattern from colourlovers.com and I absolutely love when I create something that I just want to stare at for hours. It doesn't always happen and I'm so proud of myself when I'm able to create something I really truly love. I hope you love them like I do! 

 I used a TON of colors for this look. The base is OPI's My Vampire is Buff, which is frankly, my favorite base polish for nail art. It's just subtle enough, but still has enough depth and warmth that it really works well with so many different pallets. 
 As for the other colors, there are so many! Please let me know if you are curious about any color in particular.  
I used a few different brushes for these  - a tiny detail brush, a long and thin striper brush, and a medium sized striping brush. The thin striper is what I used to create the purple outline around everything, and while it is definitely a finicky brush to use, it really give nice thin lines. 
What do you think of this look? Am I crazy for being so in love with them?? Also, would you be interested in a tutorial of any of the flowers? I don't think I could do all of them, but I would definitely be up for the crowd favorite :)

Happy Polishing! :)

28 comments:

  1. I LOVE these too, Lindsey! The purple outlines are so pretty and you chose a great colour palette, as usual! I love all of the thought put into each flower's design. Great, great work!! <3

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    1. Thank you!! That's a great response to them :)

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  3. LOVE THEM! Definitely one of the best floral nail arts I've ever seen so far! I love how you have outlined them with purple, I think that's what made this nail art soooo unique from all the others! Great job!

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    1. Thank you so much! The purple outlines were so tedious but I'm so happy that I decided to stick with them :)

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  4. You are the queen of floral patterns that I want made into throw pillows, and I mean that in the best possible way!

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    1. These would be so fun as throw pillows! We'll have to figure out how to make it happen :)

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  5. I have no enough words to describe how I like this design!! Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm so happy to hear it!! :)

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  6. Looks awesome, i totally gotta try this <3

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    1. You should totally try it!! I'd love to see :)

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  7. Love them! I could never get tired of your florals, I'm always amazed at them.

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    1. Thank you!! I don't think I could ever stop doing florals so this will be a great relationship! ;)

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  8. These look really cool! My Vampire is Buff is one of my favorite polishes :)

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    1. My Vampire is Buff is such an amazing polish! I'm close to needing a new bottle!

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  9. Whoa, love it! Such a cool and creative design!!

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  10. This is so unique and beautiful!

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  11. You are SO genius! I love this mani so much!

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  12. Beautiful! They look like flowers embroidered on a Mexican blouse.
    Frida Kahlo would approve :)

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    1. Oooh they do sort of look like that! I love it! :)

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  13. I think I said this on Tumblr (& I'm so behind on my Bloglovin' reading haha) but I love love love these so much! I can't even put my finger on just exactly what it is but the combination of the colours and the general style of them and AH THEY ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL!

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