27 April 2013

Not everything smells like roses

And not every manicure is a perfect one! 

Hi loves, how are you today? I had a lovely Saturday, my grandmother and her boyfriend (yes, she has a boyfriend, 6 years now!) came to visit us, we went to the city for a little bit and enjoyed a nice dinner at our place.

Today's manicure is a slightly failed one to me. I saw this gorgeous manicure from Sam and immediately felt like trying it for myself. So, I did. I didn´t like the outcome as much though.. it was my first try at freehand roses (or freehand anything besides leopard print, which is way more forgiving) and somehow I got a bad response with the green polish I used and it just felt a bit meh to me. I hope you still enjoy it though!

From thumb to pinky here's what I did: Thumb - 2 coats of Bondi Teal Magnolia, 1 coat of El Corazon Dreams in Dotty. Index - 2 coats of H&M Love At First Sight, striping tape and 1 coat of Bondi Teal Magnolia. Middle - 2 coats of Bondi Teal Magnolia, freehand roses with China Glaze With Love, OPI Lucky Lucky Lavender and Koh Spiritual. Ring - 2 coats of Bondi Teal Magnolia, 1 coat of El Corazon Dreams in Dotty. Pinky - 2 coats of H&M Love At First Sight, striping tape and 1 coat of Bondi Teal Magnolia.

Did you ever do freehand roses? What is your favorite technique for them?

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4 comments :

  1. I don't think it's failed at all! Good for you for trying something different, and I love the little roses. I think this color combo works well. I love the way rosebud mani's look with a mint green, but this darker green works too.


    I think I'm going to have to try using my striping tape now seeing this. I love the pinky nail with the lines unevenly separated. I think it looks cool!

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  2. Very nice. Love all the different looks. Your post brought a smile to my face talking about your grandmother's boyfriend. My great grandmother had a boyfriend and they were so cute together. She's has since passed, but I love thinking about her. This post reminded me of her. :)

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  3. Aww, that's so sweet to hear Courtney! I love my grandma, crazy woman but I love her :). She always has these funny stories about "back in the day".

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  4. Aww thank you, and yes practice on nailwheels and such helps! I'll have to try these again now that Sammy has a tutorial.

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