Heeey ya'll. Today I have what I think is my absolute favorite nails from the challenge so far. This is Day 25 - YouTube Tutorial or Tape. I chose YouTube tutorial because I've been wanting to try vintage roses forever and haven't yet. SO I looked up a tutorial (2, actually) and got to business.
The two tutorials I looked up can be found [HERE] and [HERE]. They both used a brush to paint on the roses, but I used my largest dotting tool. I used dotting tools with various size tips to do all of the nail art, except for the pinky nail, I used striping tape for that.
My thumb is a base of Orly Decades of Dysfunction with dots in Butter London Trout Pout.
My index and middle nails I also started with a base of Decades and added dots in OPI Mermaid's Tears. The main color for the roses is Trout Pout and the ...contouring/petals/shadows (what the heck would you call those??) are in OPI A Oui Bit of Red. I used China Glaze Starboard for the leaves.
My ring nail is just 2 awesome coats of Mermaid's Tears. I LOVE this color - I swoon over it everytime I wear it and it's the polish I'm holding in these pictures.
For my pinky nail I started with 2 coats of Mermaid's and did the striping with Decades.
|Orly Decades of Dysfunction, Butter London Trout Pout, OPI A Oui Bit of Red, OPI Mermaid's Tears, China Glaze Starboard|
I'd say this is my first truly successful "skittlette" manicure. (This phrase was coined by the talented Marta over at Chit Chat Nails. Check out her skittlette manis [here]). I am so in totally in love with this that I did it on Day 24 and am still wearing it on Day 27...and not taking it off tonight either!!!
At some point I'll be back with Day 26 which is A Theme You Missed or Favorite Polish (< who can really pick just ONE of those??).
Go check out the other gals mani's from Day 25!