Monday, February 11, 2013

Retro Tropics

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!

BRITTNEY XO

24 comments:

  1. I love this so so so much, I'll for sure be replicating that pretty floral!

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  2. OMG!!!!! This is like the cutest manicure ever!! I absolutely love it, especially the accent fingers, I would wear a whole mani like that! Cosngrats! This is my all time favourite design of yours from now on! :D

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  3. Such a beautiful mani, the colors work so well together. I love it, so joyful!

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  4. This looks really amazing!

    I'm always excited when I come home in the evening and check your blog to see if you did another beautiful manicure today, and I always get speechless when I see something like this! I'm sooo jealous sometimes :')

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  5. Ahhh, thank you so much! That is so sweet of you to say. There's noooo need to be jealous! I've just checked out your blog and I am equally impressed with your talent! xo

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  6. Hehe thank you so much! <3 I might try it as a full mani when I have more time :D

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  7. Thanks, Alexis! I'd love to see your version, I bet it would be so pretty!

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  8. omg this makes me so happy! i love everything about it - the half-moon flowers, the awesome full nail pattern, the color combo... IT'S ALL PERFECT

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  9. Aw, LOVE! This is so adorable and so cheerful, Brittney, and the colours are just awesome! Putting this one in my "copy it!" file. ^_^

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  10. PRETTYYYYY! i love how these turned out, and its even more amazing that you managed to come up with these RIGHT before class!!

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  11. This is adorable!!! Great job!!!

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  12. Thanks, Eileen! <3 Haha desperate times, you know? :P

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  13. Aaaah, your comment makes me so happy! Thank you so much! <3

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  14. lol yay for Seche Vite! Haha you're a super fast painter! :D
    I love how this turned out!

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  15. I love this look! These are so pretty! Can I add them to my Feb Faves post at the end of the month? :)

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  16. Thank you, and yes, of course! That would be such an honor :)

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