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FingerFood’s Theme Weeks: Flowers: one-stroke flowers over Zoya Blaze

It’s flowers this week in the FingerFood’s Theme Weeks challenge.

I do love doing bright dotted flowers manicures, but the weather’s not quite warm and sunny enough for me to feel like doing that just yet. I also like to try to use these challenges to stretch myself a bit. Hence how I found myself this morning watching endless videos about one-stroke painting.

I can’t claim to have mastered the technique, but I’m impressed that I managed to do it at all.

I was already wearing Zoya Blaze, so mixed up a complimentary pink colour using mainly crimson and white acrylic paints, but with a touch each of black, ultramarine and yellow ochre.

Then with a small flat brush that I bought from Banggood, I used that pink and white to create my flowers. They’re not meant to be any particular sort of flowers; I just made them up!

I cut my losses after a flower and two halves. I’m pretty impressed with myself, although I have to say that this technique is very forgiving.

One stroke flowers Zoya Blaze
One stroke flowers over Zoya Blaze
FingerFood's Theme Weeks

Here are the manicures from everyone else that is participating:

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For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: two coats of Zoya Blaze
  • Flowers: one-stroke freehanded using acrylic paint
  • Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri

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Fledgling Nails

Wow…..just….wow. These look absolutely AMAZING (plus, you used one of my absolute favorite polishes)

Claire Kerr

I only bought it very recently, along with Payton, and I love them both. I now want Dream and Storm too – but don’t want to pay £10.50 for them!

Fledgling Nails

Those are the same exact two that I got! Dream had been on back order at the time, so I figured I’d just get it another time. Now I’m wishing I had the other two just because of how in love I am with Payton, and especially Blaze. I’m lucky that it’s not QUITE as pricey for me since I’m in the US, but when you’re unemployed, everything is too expensive

Brethil Ebontree

I bought a few L.A. Girl 3D effect polishes that are similar to the Zoya’s. Craftynail did a comparison post of Zoya Dream and L.A. Girl Brilliant Blue (which made me buy 7 of those L.A. Girl polishes *coughs*)… I can’t tell the difference between them ;). L.A. Girl ones are cheaper as well.

Claire Kerr

Yes, I have one of the LA Girl blues on my wishlist as a potential alternative to Zoya Dream. My only problem is that you can’t get them in the UK 🙁

Fledgling Nails

Thanks for the heads up. I’ll definitely have to look into them, then!


This is amazing! I’ve tried doing one stroke so many times, but I can never get it right! Your one stroke it stunning! Blaze is such a nice colour! 🙂


These flowers are so gorgeous!! I am stunned 🙂

Inky Whiskers


Storm is worth it! It’s the best black scatter holo I have. <3


I thought this were water decals. Excelent work!!!

Nail Polish Society

Someone else commented this, but I concur, Storm IS worth it. Now Blaze is going on my wish list. Your flowers are lovely, I like that you only did one and two halves!


This is so great! I was trying to do flowers like yours but they did not come out very well at all! 🙁 haha!


perfect. The nail polish is gorgeous, but the flowers are stunning!!

Emy :: Artemilly


omgosh I absolutely love this mani I have to get me some Zoya Blaze what a gorgeous color! your one stroke flowers are so pretty great job xxxxx

anita @stylethosenails

omg, i thought it’s decals untill i read the post, greattttttt job !!

The Sparkle Queen

I love how soft and dainty these flowers are, even with that bold Blaze!


This is beautiful. I love the floating effect it has.