Crocus Nail Art - Spring is Here!

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"Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way.  The Lord be with all of you" - 2 Thessalonians 3:16

I sat down to write this post, and found myself listening to the news and hearing the stories of the Boston Marathon explosions, and now the fertilizer plant explosion in Texas.  My mind wandered away from my nails and I became saddened for all the victims and their families.  I looked over to my Twitter feed because I felt like I needed a distraction and found that verse, as I follow a couple of Twitter accounts who post different Bible verses throughout the day.  In the wake of all the recent tragedies, I find this verse to be very fitting.  My thoughts and prayers have and are with the victims of all these tragedies, and I do pray that they find peace. <3 <3 Now onto the nails....
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It seems as if Spring is FINALLY here.  Actually, I shouldn't speak too soon, it looks like the temperatures are going to dip back down into the 40s this weekend, but whatever.  Today, I was able to wear a pair of flats and a short sleeve shirt, so I'm counting that as a win for today and will deal with the cold temperatures when they arrive again.  Despite the cold temperatures last week, the crocuses poked their little heads out of the ground and bloomed.  If you don't follow me on Instagram, then you missed this photo I pic-stitched together of the crocuses around my neighbors tree.  

For those of you who do not know what a crocus is, they are early Spring flowers which come in a variety of colors such as blue, purple, white, yellow, and my favorite white with purple accenting.  Maybe it isn't accenting but the petals have these purple lines running through them.  Click the lil link above and I have a picture of them in the pic-stitch.  So when I sat down to do this manicure, I was determined to paint crocuses on my nails, no matter how difficult.  I'm VERY pleased with the end result...




Colors Used:
  • Base
    • OPI - My Vampire is Buff
  • Flowers
    • Sinful Colors - Amythyst, Candy Coated, Endless Blue, Sugar Rush, and Snow Me White
  • Grass
    • Revlon - Sassy
Loving the base of OPI My Vampire is Buff in this manicure.  I think if I would have used a bright white polish, these nails would not have been as pretty.  My Vampire is Buff applied rather streaky for the first coat.  I used 3 coats to get complete coverage and even out some of the random little streaks.  I don't typically use neutral polishes, so I'm not 100% positive if the streakiness was a result of this color family or if it was due to the formula.  Regardless, it was worth the three coats because it is a perfect shade.  I'm so happy I purchased it.

Once dried, it was time to paint the crocuses.  With my nail art brush and Sinful Colors Endless Blue, I painted a little heart shape, then added one more bulb to the top to have three petals.  I then dragged down the paint with the brush to make the flowers pointed at the end.  It looked rather ugly and decided to power through and paint the purple and white flowers in the same fashion.  When they were dried, I used the nail art brush and took the lighter colors and detailed the petals.  I lightly brushed the light blue over the blue flowers, light purple over the purple, and purple over the white.  I put very little polish on the brush, as I wanted the lines of the brush to show in the details.

To finish the look, I used Revlon Sassy and painted the grass in between the nails.  Added some Out the Door and took a look at my canvases.  And boy, despite them looking horrible after adding the first petals, they turned out rather decent.  To be honest, this might be one of my favorite designs.

What do you think?  Did I master the crocus flower?  Should I attempt a daffodil??

Well, hopefully Spring stays and I can continue to paint some more flowers on my nails!!!!  Hope you all have a great day.  Until next time, stay safe, and again thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the recent tragedies.  <3 

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6 comments

  1. I think these are really pretty-very appropriate for spring! You should definitely attempt daffodils too, you'd do them really well I'm sure

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    1. Thank you! Maybe i'll attempt the daffodils tonight :)

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  2. These came out brilliantly, i love them! Go for it with the daffs, am sure you'd do a fab job x x x

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