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Friday, March 8, 2013

Spiral Floral - China Glaze Avant Garden Nail Art

Spring is creeping closer!

Lately I find myself wanting to do lots of floral nail art. It just keeps happening! Not that I'm complaining; florals are cute and delicate, and I always enjoy wearing them. For today's look, I reached for shades from the China Glaze Avant Garden Collection. This nail art is well suited to the theme of the collection, anyway!

I chose Keep Calm, Paint On as the base for my manicure. This shimmery mint green was light enough to provide a non-distracting background for the flowers but still fit in nicely with the rest of the colors.

I painted the flowers using Fade Into Hue as the base and Fancy Pants as the petal spiral. Fancy Pants is one of my top picks from this collection. The color is really rich and vibrant and I enjoy the shimmer. Fade Into Hue is a nice shade as well, and it paired perfectly with Fancy Pants!

The leaves were painted using Budding Romance, a contradictory bright swampy green, and the filler dots were done in Sunday Funday, the bright blue.

I enjoyed this nail art -- I've never done a spiral floral like this before and I've also never mixed flowers in with polka dots. The combination gives it a bit of a vintage feel I think, though overall the print still retains modernity with the color combination.

In a random coincidence, Nory from Fierce Makeup and Nails posted a floral print this morning that looks pretty similar! I know that we both did them completely independently, so we just chalked it up to great minds thinking alike. :) Spring must really be in the air!

The China Glaze Avant Garden Collection is available now from salons and beauty retailers nationwide. Individual shades retail for $7; 6-piece collections retail for $42.

Products sent for review.


  1. They look phenomenal! Great minds do think alike ;)

  2. I love floral nails, there my favorites to paint, Lovely design and colour combination! (:

    Remia x

  3. so pretty, they look vintage! i love the colours you used, the china glaze collection is so amazing!

  4. I really love your flowers! They are simple enough for anyone to so. I'm going to try this when I get my set!

  5. Looks great!!! I love it actually, it is so very pretty and I love the color scheme.

  6. that's so amazing! really beautiful!

  7. These are so cute! I love that you did the roses in blue!

  8. Fiquei babando nessa nail arts!

  9. So beautiful mani!! I'm dying to do some flowers... These doesn't look that difficult!

  10. Love these blue roses, I've been wanting to try out something like this.

    So funny that you and another blogger did similar manis - you know what they say "great minds think alike!"

  11. So simple and so gorgeous! Love this design!

  12. thank you for this, looks easy and fun but goodlooking. love floral too. visit me.

  13. Adorei as unhas, ficaram lindas.
    Adorei o blog, muito lindo, ame tudo. Parabéns mesmo, vou sempre estar aqui (:

  14. OMG. That mani is absolutely amazing! :)

  15. love coincidences! :D
    This one turned out so pretty and spring like! luv it!**

  16. This is so pretty. I don't think I could do this justice.

  17. looks great!

  18. I love this! Floral nail art is the best.


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