Sweet as a Rose

12:00:00 AM

Well hello everyone!  It's been about a week since I updated with a new manicure.  Thank you to the lovely Ryan over at Dream a Little Dream of Polish for her awesome guest post.  The butterflies were amazing!!!! <3

Spring time is officially here and I'm about 99% positive that there will be no more snow.  I have been seeing numerous gorgeous pastel polishes and have been rather jealous since I only own two.  Miss Gabi (@RubyStein79) got an amazing Revlon Mint green which I was extremely jealous of.  You should ask to see her Mint Chevron nails she painted, they're awesome.

I looked everywhere for the polish, and of course the only bottle I could find was all crusted up like someone used it and returned it.  Right when I was about to cave and purchase an expensive Orly Mint, I hit the polish jackpot.  Funky Fingers Nail Polishes, three for five dollars, and best part, they're Color Club.  Both are made by Forsythe and if you compare the bottles side by side, the colors are IDENTICAL.

I purchased three and had to use two of them right away on a design I have never successfully done since I did not own the right colors.  This design was an adorable vintage rose design which I saw on Pinterest.

Time for the mani!  Please excuse my cuticles and wrinkly hands lol.

Sun Shot 1
Sun Shot 2
Sun Shot 3
 Shade Shot 1
Shade Shot 2

Colors Used:

  • Rose Nails
    • Base 
      • Funky Fingers - Mrs. Mint
    • Roses
      • Funky Fingers - Queen Cupcake
      • Sinful Colors - Luminary
      • Sinful Colors - HD Nails
  • Striped Nails
    • Base
      • Funky Fingers - Queen Cupcake
    • Stripes
      • Color Club White Striper
This was my first time using my striper.  I've had it for awhile now, but I never really understood how to use it.  It was such a thin brush and every time I tried it, I could never get the polish to evenly spread out on the nail.  I think this is my best attempt at it, and you know what, kind of love that thing.  It was so much easier than toothpicking on the lines.  A few swipes, and bam, done.  Thanks to all the youtube nail art tutorials I've watched that have shown me how to properly use one.

The roses were rather easy to apply.  I watched how CutePolish did hers and did a similar technique.  I dotted on the pink, then with a toothpick added the little circular designs, then the leaves.

I am in love with these nails and can't stop looking at them.  They're so girly, springy, and vintage all in the same mani.  I will be attempting more rose nail art designs in the near future (thank you Pinterest), so be prepared.

What do all you lovelies think?? Do you have a favorite vintage manicure or favorite pastel polish?

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4 comments

  1. Adorable! Great patience with the strips~! Why does your pinky behave so well? Mine wants to run away all the time LOL!

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  2. these look amazeballs!!!!! makes me want to have tea & crumpets on a nice spring day......or just to have sex with Peeta in a bed of roses. great job on the nail art girlfriend...u just keep getting better and better

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  3. Oh man this came out amazing! So pretty and elegant. :)

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  4. Love this! So cute.

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