Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter! - Retro Easter Nail Art

Happy Sunday, all! I hope you're having a wonderful day with family and friends. To those who celebrate, Happy Easter! For me, today has always been about getting together with family and enjoying the spring time weather with those you love. 

I've been seeing so many Easter themed manis lately that I couldn't help but catch the bug and want to paint something festive as well. The only problem was that I ran out of time to get an Easter look done. I don't know how the date got here so quickly! Last week was Digital Dozen week (which I still need to finish!) coupled with NAGG and some tutorials and I just had way too much going on. The boyfriend and I ended up heading north to visit our family and we left Thursday night...which left me no time for any nail art. 

Saturday morning, however, I got such a strong urge for nail art, that I went to Michael's and bought an absurd number of new acrylic paints. I basically filled out my collection. Which I have zero problem with. They're cheap and will last forever! :) Anyway, I grabbed some new brushes and with my mom's nail polish supplies for the base polish (OPI's Alpine Snow) and top coat, I created these vintage-y retro Easter themed nails. 
My inspiration for this look was this awesome print found over at one of my favorite pattern sites, orange you lucky! While I love the print, it is intimidating. I decided to give it a shot anyway, and while I initially had my issues with how these came out, they've grown on me. I had initially posted these on Instagram and Facebook and didn't intend to blog about them, but I've obviously changed my mind about that. 
Since I was visiting my parent's and hadn't planned on doing nail art while there, I didn't have any of my supplies, including my camera. So, because of that, I'm having to use my sad iPhone photos of my mani. Sorry about that. 
What do you think of this look? I got a few people saying they reminded them of folk art which I can totally see and I love. Did you do a fun Easter look? Or maybe just a spring mani? Or autumn if you're in the southern hemisphere ;) 

Happy Polishing! :)