Pink stripes and vintage flowers
I’ve seen a number of manicures where stripes have been teamed with vintage roses, and I’ve pinned many of them on my Pinterest board that I use for saving manicures that I want to try to recreate.
Pretty much all of the nails I’ve ever seen seem to be of the Cath Kidston variety, with red or pink roses over a light blue, green or yellow base. But a couple of weeks ago, Cazzy Durcan of SpecialGirl Nails did some grey roses and I was struck by the look and how it only used one colour, but just with different tones of it.
I thought I’d give it a go over my plain pink manicure, and also added some striped nails too. Placing the striping tape for the stripes took quite a while, but I love how it’s come out, and I’ve managed to get quite clean lines too for a change.
I created the roses with a dotting tool and it was much simpler than I had anticipated, so I’ll definitely be doing this again soon.
For this manicure I’ve used:
- Base: three coats of L’Oreal Boudoir Rose
- Intermediate top coat: Seche Vite
- Striped nails: George No Excuses applied over the base colour using striping tape
- Rose nails: George No Excuses (light pink), Collection 2000 Coulis (medium pink) and Beauty UK Burgundy (for the petals)
- Final top coat: Seche Vite
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