Spring is here! for me that means FLOWERS FLOWERS and more FLOWERS!!!
So of course I can't help but paint flowers on pretty much every manicure I do these days.
This Mani Monday post is devoted to hand painted roses and all the fun things you an use them for.
On all of these manis, I do a complete gel polish mani with top coat then wipe the sticky residue off with alcohol. After that I paint the roses using regular polishes, then cure another coat of gel top coat.
Here are some different views of my latest work of art. Red roses on an electric blue background.
For this mani, I first used Gelish's Ocean Wave on all the nails and finished it off with Top it Off. I could have left the mani there (and it would have been lovely) but I had some time so I then used regular nail polishes in various shades of red to paint the roses on three fingers of each hand. After the roses were dry, I covered them with another coat of Top it Off and called it a day!
For this manicure, I used Gelish's Gossip Girl (my favorite hot pink!) and ASP's Blue Crush for the accent nails. After that I used various pink polishes and some green leaves. I loved how this one turned out!
Polka Dots and Roses! I painted the nails with Gelish's Arctic Freeze and Cashmere Kind of Gal then used those same gel colors to hand paint the polka dots.
My final rose mani is inspired by Romeo and Juliet and I was trying to make it look lovely and dramatic and romantic and everything that Rom and Jules is.
Before I added the roses, I stamped the pretty gold lattice to add extra romance. Plus I'm kinda in love with the wedding and broken heart nails.
Want to try hand painted rose nails for yourself yet? Check out this great tutorial I found on Pinterest. Trust me, you're going to love it!
See you Monday!