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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.

Pink stripes and vintage roses
Pink stripes and vintage roses

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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Inky Whiskers

Very girly & fun…me likey!

Claire Kerr

Thank you. Girly isn’t typically me, so I like this just for that!


Love it, so cute and girly, and very vintage:)

Claire Kerr

Thanks Emma 🙂

Cazzy Durcan

These are lovely! really pretty and very vintage looking. I love the stripes too. Great job!

Claire Kerr

Thank you for the inspiration!


This is gorgeous!! Love roses on nails!