Winter blues - blue roses nail art

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Every year I get the winter blues. It usually doesn't come until February though. This year, I am already tired of the snow, ice, wind and bitter cold temps. So I tried to counter-act that feeling by putting something floral on my nails. I have been trying not to create as many floral manis. But they are my "go to" nail art. I love floral nail art. Which is rather strange, because in day-to-day life, I don't lean toward anything floral - unless it's real flowers of course.

I have been watching some videos on YouTube that show some great acrylic paint techniques. So I thought I would try one. The techniques look great and look easy to follow - until you try to scale them down to a fingernail sized canvas. So I adapted and eventually just "winged it." You can find the video that inspired these roses here.

Blue roses nail art

I started off with a black polish. Colors by llarowe "Vincent" has become my "go to" black polish. I really need this in a large bottle. It applies smoothly and quickly dries to a high gloss shine.

Once it dried, I applied a coat of HK Girl. I always add a good top coat before I apply acrylic paint. It makes it easy to "erase" if I make a mistake.

These blue roses weren't too terribly difficult to create. The great thing about floral nail art is that it is very forgiving.

Blue roses nail artI used varying shades of blue acrylic paint for the roses and green acrylic paint for the leaves. Overall, I am pleased with how they turned out.

I applied another coat of HK Girl to seal in the design.

This polish was sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.


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