Saturday, April 07, 2012

Tulip Garden

These are my nails for this Easter weekend. Not quite Easter-y but I was inspired by some yellow tulips that my mom bought for the occasion. 

I've never really done nail art like this before. I'm usually more into flat patterns and geometric things so this was a bit of a challenge. I tried to shade the tulips and give them some dimension but they didn't turn out quite how I wanted. The idea was better in my mind and I don't think I was able to make it clear enough on the nails.


I started off with Seche Chemise on all nails. I painted on everything else with a small nail art brush. For highlights I mixed the base colour of each tulip with white. For the thumb I used Quo by Orly True Love and shaded with OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips (how appropriate). On the index finger I used Essie Van D'Go, shaded with American Apparel Rose Bowl. On the middle finger I used American Apparel Manila and mixed it with American Apparel Rose Bowl to shade. On the ring finger I used China Glaze Sweet Hook and shaded with Essie Play Date. For the little finger and the butterfly I used China Glaze Breakin' and OPI  A Roll In The Hague.

Phew, that was a lot of polish. Anyway, whether you celebrate it or not, I hope you have a lovely Easter weekend and indulge in some chocolate! :)

17 comments:

  1. Wow your tulips look amazing! So much detail! lol I can't believe how many polishes you used! It really turned out great :) Have a happy Easter weekend!

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  2. I think it's stunning!

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  3. Lovely :) I like this very much, great idea!! Very springish too :)

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  4. beautiful....love the thumb!!!

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  5. Great job!!! Been thinking for days about what to do for Easter. Not into bunnies and chicks. This is an awesome mani. I belIeve I might have to try this. Love it!!!

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  6. Bethany Taylor8 April 2012 at 17:21

    Lovely tulips! I like the light pink on your pointer finger the best!

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  7. Hope you had a lovely Easter! I awarded you with the Blogger Appreciation Award: http://www.drinkcitra.com/2012/04/blog-awards.html <3

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  8. thank you! haha i think the light pink one is the worst :P it was the first one i attempted so i hadn't developed -any- sort of technique yet :P i'm glad you like it though! :D

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  9. Thank you! It definitely got me into a spring-y mood :)

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  10. Haha, yeah, it took a couple trips to bring all the polishes back to storage :P thank you! xo

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  11. Yun, The Polish Hideout12 April 2012 at 02:19

    That's so pretty and springy! Just lovely! :D

    ~ Yun

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