Hi friends! Today is the last day to enter my Instagram giveaway, so if you would like to enter, do it quickly! Lately I've been feeling very busy. My family and I have been doing a lot of 'at-home' vacation type activities for the last two weeks. This includes having dinner at the CN Tower, going to the beach, family get-togethers, etc etc. It's all very fun, but I'm left totally wiped out when we get home. Last night I managed to squeeze in some easy floral nail art, and here's the finished product:
If you're interested, I posted this step-by-step image yesterday on Instagram for how to do these florals. I think the watercolour base is what really makes this manicure. It adds a lot of extra interest and colour while still remaining soft and subtle. The florals themselves were done primarily using the remaining two American Apparel shades from the new summer release. I hope to swatch those soon, but I'm just waiting for my nails to grow out a bit.
I started with a base of American Apparel T-Shirt on all of my nails except my ring finger, where I used American Apparel Santorini. For the watercolour base I added drops of American Apparel Santorini, American Apparel Summer Peach, and American Apparel T-Shirt, then diluted them with a brush dipped in acetone. I used a small brush and American Apparel Santorini to start painting the flower petals. Then I shaded and added stems and leaves with American Apparel Lazuli. I finished it off by highlighting with American Apparel Summer Peach, followed by American Apparel T-Shirt.
As always, thank you for reading and have a great rest of the weekend!