I’m slowly catching up! These floral wedding nails for the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas group were due almost two weeks ago. I’m only just making it into the Inlinkz linkup!
I didn’t really know what to do for the wedding theme. I have done a number of pale stamped lace manicures before that I think would be suitable for a wedding and I wanted to do something different. I really wanted to try to recreate this manicure by instagram nail artist Anna Malinko. But she uses gel from a pot, which I don’t have – I could tip it out of the bottle, I suppose. But anyway, she’s an extremely talented freehand artist and I am not!
So I did my own take and stamped a delicate floral design over a subtle French manicure. It’s not anywhere nearly as good as Anna’s manicure, but it’s all I can manage.
Inspired by my pastel and negative space curved chevrons nails, I did a subtle French manicure. I once again used Ciaté Bloom Boost and Barry M Nude to create a (non-stained) naked nails effect. I am disappointed that under the lights the camera seems to show the staining a bit still, which is not at all evident in real life.
Then I used Orly Pink Nude for the tips. I think Pink Nude is meant more for the whole of the nail, but I didn’t want a really stand-out white tip, so thought this was far more understated. It’s a creamy colour and it simply brightens up the (stained!) tip.
I stamped using Essence Stamp Me! White and half of an image from Bundle Monster BM-XL206 (Nailstamp4fun’s blogger collaboration plate).
Right, I’m now one manicure away (last week’s mint green prompt) from catching up. Watch this space!
- Negative space “colour”: two coats of Ciaté Bloom Boost, with two coats of Barry M Nude
- French tips: Orly Pink Nude
- Stamping polish: Essence Stamp Me! White
- Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-XL206
- Top coat: Moyra Stamping Polish Top Coat
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