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?