Hi guys! I'm really excited about today's manicure because I'm actually quite in love with the result. It comes with a somewhat long story though, so brace yourselves... So last night I put off painting my nails for calculus homework (good student). I came back to residence at 6:45 this morning so I figured that I would have plenty of time to paint before my 9 AM class (naive student). Well by the time I finished getting ready, organizing, and eating, it was already 8. I had to leave by 8:40 so I figured that forty minutes was still enough time (in-over-her-head student). So I painted faster than I ever have before (self-impressed student) and put on topcoat at 8:36. Very carefully I put on my scarf, coat, and boots and even made it to class early! Thank the nail polish gods for Seche Vite!
The moral of the story? Painting your nails is more important than calculus- err, no, that's not right... Anyway, I was lucky enough to have this beautiful inspiration (warning: toe nail art haha) to guide me. These flowers are actually super simple to do and I love the fun mix of colours! :)
I started with American Apparel T-Shirt for the full floral nails. Then I used the brushes from American Apparel L'Esprit, American Apparel Coney Island, American Apparel Poppy, and American Apparel Manila to paint the flowers. I used a large dotting tool for the centers of each flower and filled in some parts with American Apparel Malibu Green for the leaves. With a black striping polish I outlined everything and added coloured rhinestones to the flower centers.
It looks like I work very well when under pressure because I am so in love with these! I'll be sad to take these off tonight to work on day five of the geometric challenge but that's the life of a blogger, right? :) Have you ever whipped up a super quick manicure that you ended up loving? Link me or tweet @preciouspolish with your nails!