MASH Nail dried flower nail art

Monday, January 28, 2013

I love trying different methods of nail art. So of course I was excited to try MASH Nails dried flowers.

These real dried flowers are stunning. They are extremely delicate and yet make a bold statement with color and texture. The flowers come in two different sizes and packages. The container holds 12 various colors and types of flowers and cost $5.50. Ten of them are very fine-petaled and two of the small jars have the larger, flat petals. There are some gorgeous shades of flowers. I am simply in love with the storage container that holds them. It is a larger container with small jars for each type/color of flower. Which is great as you can remove the jars individually.

MASH Nails dried flower collections
MASH Nails dried flower collections

MASH Nails fine petaled dried flower collection
MASH Nails fine-petaled dried flowers
The other dried flower set has 12 colors of rounded petaled flowers and costs $5.97. They come in a flat, snap-type container. The flat aspect of the container makes the flowers easy to remove.

MASH Nails round-petaled dried flower collection
MASH Nails round-petaled dried flower collection
Let's move on to applying the flowers.

Start with a base color. For me it was Essie "Little Brown Dress." I wanted a dark shade to highlight the flowers.

After your base color is dry apply a clear coat to one nail. Then while the polish is wet you want to apply the flowers. The flowers are extremely delicate. I used a set of pointed tweezers to grab the flowers I wanted to use. One piece of advice - don't sneeze around these flowers!

Carefully place the flower where you want it to be on your nail. I started with the fine-petaled flowers on the tips of my nails. I found it easier to work with the flowers when they were moist so I applied a small dab of clear coat to the flower and then pressed it flat with the tweezers. Be very careful in pressing as the flowers are fragile and will break if too much pressure is applied. Continue on with each nail. I used the round-petaled flowers on my accent nail. I also applied some of the fine-petaled flowers individually.

You will need a thick coat of a good top coat to seal the flowers. I used a coat of Gelous (which is available at Sally's Beauty) and then a coat of Seche Vite fast dry top coat. The flowers are raised slightly from the nail but this will smooth them out sufficiently.


MASH Nails dried flower nail art
MASH Nails dried flower nail art


MASH Nails dried flower nail art
MASH Nails dried flower nail art
How would you use these flowers? What would be your color combinations?

These products were provided to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

12 comments

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    1. Thank you. I had never used them before. I like them.

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  2. Wow!!! This is so pretty. I love the color combos and the design. I love the idea of putting dried flowers. You def have the talent so keep it up!

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    1. Thank you so much. It was fun to try.

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  3. I've been wanting to try this, I just lack the patience. LOL Lovely mani.

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    1. Thanks. It was a lot of fun. Patience is not a virtue of mine either.

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  4. Oh my gosh, how lovely! The little white flowers against that brown background are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you. It was fun. I wasn't quite ready for spring colors yet.

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  5. I love dried flowers! This looks great!

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