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Freehand daisies over an orange-red base

I painted some nails to match a top of mine, which has an orange-red background, with daisies all over it. I didn’t do all my nails, and I didn’t even attempt my right hand, but these came out pretty well, I thought, and certainly looked very matchy-matchy with my top.

I used a base of Rimmel Sun Downer, which is almost perfectly comparable to the colur of my top. I don’t always like Rimmel as it easily chips on me, so it’s rarely my first choice, but this was the closest match in my stash so it had to be.

Then I spent about an hour painting the daisies with acrylic paint. I did the white of the petals first. I couldn’t get them very defined though. They would be best done with a one-stroke technique, to get some shading to them, but at this size it was just impossible. I tried to achieve something similar by adding a little black to the first layer to make a light grey, and then going over them with white, but you can’t notice that, not even in the photos.

I then added some grey shading to the centre of the daisies (not very visible in my pictures), before adding the yellow and gold centres and the leaves and foliage. My blouse has lots of yellow-ish stems and stalks all over it, which I’ve tried to emulate.

Freehand daisies over orange-red, using acrylic paints and Rimmel Sun Downer
Freehand daisies over orange-red, using acrylic paints and Rimmel Sun Downer
For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base colour: three coats of Rimmel Sun Downer
  • Daisies: acrylic paints
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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Rimmel Navy Seal with cream stripes

I posted on Twitter the other day about being lacking in nailspiration. I seemed not to be able to think beyond stripes, chevrons and zig zags. Several kind people prompted me with some ideas, but I’ve come back to stripes. Again. I do love them.

I got it into my head that cream stripes over blue would be nice, and picked out this lovely shade of blue from Rimmel, called Navy Seal. It’s what I would describe as an “airforce blue”, but I suppose the Navy is still one of the armed forces, so fairly close! It was a little runny and pooled at the cuticles on some nails, but otherwise went on well, with two coats needed.

The striped nails were previously prepared with a base of two coats of OPI My Vampire Is Buff, plus some Nail Vinyls strips. I was going to stripe the whole nail, but changed my mind and limited it to three stripes each. I think it looks rather cool like this.

Cream stripes over blue using Rimmel Navy Seal and OPI My Vampire Is Buff
Cream stripes over blue using Rimmel Navy Seal and OPI My Vampire Is Buff

 

For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Blue nails: two coats of Rimmel Navy Seal
  • Striped nails: one coat of Rimmel Navy Seal over Nail Vinyls and a base of two coats of OPI My Vampire Is Buff
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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Glitter placement: muti-coloured neon dots

I haven’t had time in the past couple of weeks to do my nails with anything more than plain colours. I’ve been busy with work, and my husband also had gastric flu for five days, which meant I was nurse-maiding quite a bit. I also got it, but only for 24 hours, about which I’m very thankful.

So, today is the first opportunity I’ve had in quite a while to do some nail art. I bought some round multi-coloured neon glitters from Born Pretty Store and was keen to try them out. I thought a dotticure would be best, and I’ve placed them randomly across two accent nails. I thought about going with a neon yellow to compliment this, but instead chose Barry M Grapefruit, a bold pink.

As ever, my camera can’t give you a true representation of the vibrancy of the neon, so you’ll just have to trust that they look fab!

I’m pleased with my bright, sunny nails. I think the weather forecast for tomorrow is cloudy, so these will definitely cheer the mood.

Multi-coloured neon dots glitter placement with Barry M Grapefruit
Multi-coloured neon dots glitter placement with Barry M Grapefruit
For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Pink nails: two coats of Barry M Grapefruit
  • Dotted nails: multi-coloured neon round glitters, placed over two coats of Sinful Colors Snow Me White
  • Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl


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Shimmer Karen with purple zigzags

I meant for this manicure to have more than just a ring finger accent. I was going to do both the centre nails plus my thumbs with the zigzags, but I was really busy at the weekend and I just didn’t have the time.

So, it’ll have to stay as just a one fingernail accent, unless I get the time to add to it today.

The base is Shimmer Karen, which is a full coverage glitter in lilac, purple and copper, but which also has a generous amount of holographic glitter too. So, from afar, the polish looks pinky lilac, but on closer inspection, the holographic glitters make it twinkle through a rainbow of colours.

I added the zigzags using Nail Vinyls (standard size “chevrons”) and Sally Hansen Anenome Of Mine.

Shimmer Karen, with purple zigzags using Sally Hansen Anenome Of Mine
Shimmer Karen, with purple zigzags using Sally Hansen Anenome Of Mine
For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Colour: three coats of Shimmer Karen
  • Zigzags: Sally Hansen Anenome Of Mine
  • Top coat: two coats of Glisten & Glow HK Girl


All manicure images are copyright to Kerruticles unless otherwise mentioned.