Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Springtime Starbursts - China Glaze City Flourish Nail Art

Springtime is my favorite season. The weather is perfection, the smell of orange blossoms is everywhere, and the nail polish palettes are bright and pretty. China Glaze's new City Flourish collection celebrates the feel of spring in an urban environment, and so far, I've been loving the shades! My starburst nail art uses two of them.

This is a pretty simple and quick design, because sometimes it's nice to get to enjoy a bit of nail art without spending a ton of time on it.

The lighter purple shade is China Glaze Lotus Begin, while the darker, blue-leaning purple is China Glaze What a Pansy. The starburst details were freehanded on with a nail art brush while the dots on my thumb were placed with a dotting tool. I found the formula of both polishes to be agreeable, and they wore nicely on me for the few days that I sported this manicure.

Painting this starburst reminded me of my candy pinwheel nail art, just without curving the lines. For those of you that are a little less confident with a nail art brush, you could certainly achieve a similar effect with tape, too!


  1. Really cute design! A very simple for us to have a go at it. :)

  2. The colors are perfect to transition into Spring with!

  3. This is a cute design!
    x x

  4. Very cute design with clean lines! Great post :)

  5. Love the desing and the colours to!!

  6. Yes, sometimes it is good not to spend your whole day on a single mani. The simpler ones often look better too. *go figure.*

  7. Ah! Can't wait to see the rest of your looks using this collection!

  8. this is really cute! I love your starburst nail arts ;)

  9. This so cute! Love the polka dots on the thumb. This would look great mattified!

  10. Thanks Rei! Here's one that I did before this one:

  11. Haha ugh right? I totally agree.

  12. I almost never leave a response, but i did a few searching and wound up here
    "Springtime Starbursts - China Glaze City Flourish Nail Art".
    And I actually do have a couple of questions for you if it's allright.
    Is it simply me or does it give the impression like a few of the comments look
    as if they are coming from brain dead people? :-P And, if you are posting at additional places, I would like to follow everything fresh you have to
    post. Could you make a list of the complete urls of your community sites like your
    twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

    Also visit my page: travailler au maroc

  13. No matter if some one searches for his vital thing, thus he/she needs
    to be available that in detail, thus that thing is maintained over here.

    Feel free to visit my blog post; افضل شركة تنظيف مجالس بالرياض

  14. Hi! This is kind of off topic but I need some guidance from an established blog.
    Is it hard to set up your own blog? I'm not very techincal but I can figure things out pretty fast.
    I'm thinking about making my own but I'm not sure where to start.

    Do you have any ideas or suggestions? Thanks

    Here is my web site Massive Vitality and lean muscle formula

  15. Spot on with this write-up, I truly feel this website needs
    a lot more attention. I'll probably be returning to read more, thanks for the information!

    Feel free to surf to my page: شركة مكافحة الباعوض بالرياض

  16. What's up everyone, it's my first visit at this web site, and article is
    really fruitful in support of me, keep up posting
    these types of articles.

    Here is my web blog - download dying light


Thank you for taking the time to comment! Please avoid link dropping and spamming. I reserve the right to remove any comments that I feel violate this policy.

© Chalkboard Nails | Phoenix, Arizona Nail Artist | All rights reserved.
Blog Design Handcrafted by pipdig