Dot Flowers

1:54:00 PM

Lately I feel like all the ideas in my head are awesome, but when on the nail are horrible.  Design after design I have attempted and immediately taken off.  For example, I fail at Chevron tipped nails and have vowed to never attempt them again.  I'm sure it is probably a mind over matter thing, but no matter what, I feel they look AWFUL on my nails.  Maybe it's the shape of my nubs??  Who knows.  Either way, never again.

After 2 failed attempts at Chevrons, I needed a manicure.  Something with nail art and something I would feel comfortable doing.  While I am not 100% comfortable with a dotting tool yet, I have done flowers in the past and figured this would be my easiest option.  It originally came out perfect, but stupid me added a coat of glitter which beyond destroyed the manicure and I had to start over from square one.  With my patience finally gone, when this manicure was done, I looked at it and thought it was just another "meh" manicure.

After taking the pictures though, the "meh" feeling went away and I am rather happy how they turned out.  The weather here has been kind of cruddy and the sunshine has been limited, so outdoor sun shots have been a no go.  While sitting and waiting in the parking lot, I grabbed my camera from my purse and started playing around.  Never in a million years did I think that the pictures would come out as well as they did.  The car pictures destroyed the outdoor pictures.

Enough blabbing, time for the photos.....




Colors Used:

  • Base
    • Sinful Colors - Zeus
  • Flowers
    • Revlon - Sassy - Green
    • Revlon - Charming - Lavender
    • Color Club - Blue Ice or Factory girl aka the unknown polish - sky blue
    • Sinful Colors - Cream Pink - Pink
  • Top Coat
    • Sally Hansen Double Duty Strengthening Base and Top Coat
Can I just say what an awesome polish Zeus is??  I think it might be one of my new favorites.  It is a really pretty dark purple with a pink shimmer.  I can't wait until you all see my "Forever Manicure" for this awesome little challenge I'm doing in the next few weeks.  Hopefully you'll be able to see the beauty of the polish.  I may just have to do a plain old swatch for you also.  With Zeus being such a dark base, I was able to use brighter, Springy colors for the flowers without them looking odd.


With this design, I got some much needed practice with my dotting tool.  For the centers of the flowers, I used the smaller end of the tool, then the toothpick for the third dot.  Since it was late and my patience was gone, I slabbed on the top coat which ruined some of the dots, but oh well.

What do you all think?  Has anyone else ever been in a manicure funk??  As for now, I'm blaming my "meh" feelings that I'm having lately on the weather, and hopefully in the next few days I'll be back to my normal nail artist self.

Until then, hope you all are doing great and have a great day :)

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9 comments

  1. At first when I saw the pic of these in my blog feed I was like are those Sally Hansen nail strips??? They are so pretty!!! I've been stuck in the blah Manila thing for ages now!

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  2. Those are perfect!! Nicoles think alike cuz they look like nail decals to me too!! Good job! NO MORE MEH!!

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  3. These are adorable. I am in love with the color palette you chose! I bet it would look stunning as a marble also.

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  4. So cute! I can never use my dotting tool and have whatever I'm working on come out right. Lol.

    And oh yes, ma'am. I have been in a serious manicure funk before. Where nothing I did was ever satisfying.

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  5. im a little late to the party but i def love these flowers. freaking adorable! one of ur best manis besides the awesome LEOPARD spots for my guest post! love you!

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  6. Very cute! Kinda reminds me of a little girl's backpack for some reason.

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  7. I love the color combo you used. Love the flowers, they are so cute.

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