31 Day Challenge - Day 1 - Red Nails

6:00:00 PM

Hello Polished People and welcome to my first post of the 31 Day Challenge!!!

For today's post, I didn't want to do a red based nail, instead I wanted to do a form of nail art which included red.  A while back, I had seen a pin on Pinterest which showed a white based nail with pretty pale red roses.  I LOVE floral nail art, especially roses, so I knew I had to do it.

Grabbed my bottle of red, and started painting.  Here is my red creation...






Colors Used:

  • Basee
    • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
  • Roses
    • Sinful Colors - Sugar, Sugar
    • Revlon - Sassy
    • Sinful Colors - HD Nails
    • Sinful Colors - Black on Black
Ahhh these nails are so pretty!  I'm in love with them!!!  I will be doing them again.  When I sat down to do the manicure, I was unsure as to which red I was going to use.  My choices were Sugar, Sugar, a shimmer red, and Red Carpet Red by Ulta which is a jelly red.  After talking it out with a few people, we all decided on the shimmer, and oh how happy I am that I used the shimmer.

To do these nails, I started with a dotting tool and drew on the roses.  I did not do perfect circles because roses are not perfectly round.  With a toothpick, I then drew on the leaves with Sassy and added the shimmer detail with HD Nails.  Once everything was dry, I added the black detailing with a toothpick to make the petals.  Originally, I did not have a black outline around the green leaves, and it was not nice looking.  Once I added the black though, they popped.

I don't know if it was the shimmer polish or what, but the roses seemed to jump off the flat cream white base.  I can't even find the words to properly describe how amazing they looked in real life.  If you have the colors, or something similar, you all MUST try!  Really, I swear, they are not that difficult!  Just a bit time consuming, but in the end, so worth it!

What is your favorite floral manicure??

As a reminder, this is the 31 Day Challenge!  Do not forget to check out the other lovely ladies participating along with me!



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12 comments

  1. Love it!! Those flowers are so pretty... just perfect for the "red" day :)

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    1. thank you!!! i wish they still were on my nails

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  2. Loved it when I first saw it, and I still love it now! Also, I think it's adorable that you and Nicole used the same opening line for your posts LOL

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    1. oh em gee we totally did! great minds clearly think alike! hahah

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  3. i loved you nails, but why did you use flowers when flowers are part of the challenge? just wondering?

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    1. thank you!! My flowers that I have planned out are COMPLETELY different than these!! Plus I was dying to do red roses, so it was the perfect opportunity :)

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  4. This are gorgeous! No joke, I thought they were nail stickers at first glance. No way I could pull this off. I might try one day soon... we are in the beginning of a challenge after all!

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    1. Thank you so much!!! you could totally do them! i swear they are so much easier than they look!!! dotting tool, a tooth pick, and a tad bit of patience! can't wait to see if you do :)

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  5. I love the designs that you do. I wouldn't be able to do this in a million years. The look of it so vintage which is probably another reason why I like them so much.

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    1. Thank you so much Cynthia! Yes, they are vintagy looking! I loved them! And i'm sure you could do them!!!!

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  6. These are amazing! I might have to attempt these soon!

    P.S. I nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award :)
    http://thepolishsquirrel.wordpress.com/2012/09/11/liebster-award/

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    1. thank you!!! if you attempt them, i want to see!!! and thank you! ahhh i've nominated for so many and I've been such a slacker!

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