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Friday, February 17, 2012

Bright Rose Pattern

Who is in the mood for a seasonally inappropriate summer colored flower manicure? ME!


Those seasonal rules are kind of silly anyway...


This mani was sort of born out of nothing. I put the base color on, China Glaze Gaga for Green, with intentions to just wear it by itself. But it looked so lovely and grassy that I was possessed to put some flowers on top of it.

I started with the purple flowers. I think I used China Glaze Gothic Lolita but I did this manicure at like 11:45 last night and I can't remember for sure (awkward). I mixed white in with the purple and then blobbed that on with a dotting tool. Then I took the regular, unmixed color and painted on the petals with a striping brush. I found it easiest to work from the outside petals inward.

The yellow is China Glaze Happy Go Lucky. The salmony orange color over the yellow is Sinful Colors Boogie Nights. For the blue flowers, I used OPI Ogre the Top Blue and OTTB mixed with white. I don't remember what I used for the base on the light pink but the petals are outlined in Sally Hansen Twisted Pink.


I have really been enjoying having the bright patterned look on my nails today. It is cheery and fun and it makes me happy. Full nail patterns also always make me think of nail wraps (like Sally Hansen Salon Effects), and this one isn't any different! In fact, I had dinner with a friend last night, and she asked me if they were the nail stickers! That was cool. :)


It's starting to warm up here and this mani has me in the spring and summer frame of mind. What do you think?

37 comments:

  1. Love this! How fun and girly! It's never inappropriate to wear flowers on your fingers :)

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  2. How awesome that she thought they were nail stickers! You do fabulous nail art!!!

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  3. WOW your manis are stunning... ALL THE TIME!!!

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  4. this is awesome. i totally want this print on a summer dress!

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  5. Oh, I love it!
    Never too early for a spring manicure ; )

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  6. Unbelievable! Your manis are always so beautiful! Love it!

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  7. I'm not surprised ur friend thought they were stickers - soooo well done <3 love love love!!

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  8. These are beautiful! I love how bright they are. I totally disregard the whole "seasons" rule about colours. I'll wear whatever I want whenever I want. Lol.

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  9. Wow Sarah this is absolutely amazing!!! I don't follow the rules either! I love this!

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  10. love this Sarah... you're so talented!

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  11. Oh they are so pretty! reminds me how much i miss spring!

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  12. Just seeing this pop up in my blog feed made me smile. :) Such a gorgeous summery manicure. :D

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  13. love this thiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiis much xxx

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  14. I love this Sarah, it came out really nice! The colors your chose go perfectly together!

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  15. When I saw the thumbnail in my feed, I was sure it was a nail strip! Crazy-good job!

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  16. Hi! :) You have been awarded the" Stylish Blogger Award" from my blog "Pinkii Life"

    You can read the full post and get the award here- http://pinkii-life-g3lakmini.blogspot.com/2012/02/my-first-blogger-award.html

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  17. Awesome. I'm going to try it on a white base, I think that would make the colours pop more.

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  18. Love these! I'm also a big fan of the full nail patterns, there's just something about them that makes them look really cool and professional, people always comment on them the most!

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  19. I'm desperately waiting for summer to wear a lot of summery manicures! This one is fantastic!

    www.missadelinne.com

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  20. it looks like a Lisa Frank drawing, so colorful & fun, love it!

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  21. wow so cool Sarah!
    so colorful. I'm following your blog cause you are so talneted.

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  22. i totally imagined my Lisa Frank goodies from grade school when i saw these! beauty-full!

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  23. I love love love these nails!!! I really want to try to do them myself but they wouldn't look half as good as yours.

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  24. Hi Sarah,

    This may sound like a completely dumb question, but did you wait for the "dots" to dry before painting the stripes?

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    1. Hi Taryn! Not a dumb question -- I did the dots on all 10 nails before I went back to do the stripes. By the time I had finished doing the dots on all 10, they were dry enough to work on more.

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  25. Your flowers are totally reminding me of some of the classic Betsey Johnson rose prints. Loving them, beautiful! Also loving the color combinations.

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