Sunday, February 17, 2013

Vintage Roses

On the spur of the moment, my friend and I decided to do our nails Friday night. She decided to do a spun sugar mani while I opted for some roses. (Another one of our friends was checking up on the residence halls and decided to join in too. Her nails are looking pretty good~ ;) ) I used Copy That, Copy Cat's tutorial. Although it's very simple, I found it very helpful. Of all rose nail art tutorials I've seen and tried to replicate, CTCC's gave me the desired results. This first attempt at roses was very successful, if I do say so myself! :D

I used 2 coats of Julep Robin for the base, Revlon Really Rosy and Sally Hansen White On for the roses, and Orly Lucky Duck for the leaves. After waiting for the leaves to dry a little, I used Seche Vite Fast Dry Topcoat. (It was around 4 am when I finished, and I really wanted to sleep! This mani took me so long! D: By the way, that topcoat really is magical.) To make the rose petals and small leaves, I used the second smallest and the skinniest MASH dotting tools, respectively. I got the dotting tools from Amazon. They're good quality and do the job well. 

I was striving for a vintage look, and I think the polish colors I chose bought about my vision well. These pictures also helped make my mani look more so. Mission accomplished! :D

See you guys on the other side of the day!



  1. Saw these on Imperfectly Painted and I had to come over here and leave a comment. OMG, these nails are GORGEOUS! :)