Saturday, November 8, 2014

Roses Inspired by Magically Polished



Good morning polished world!  How are you all today?  I feel like I've been slacking when it comes to the blog lately, but after looking at my posting schedule, I'm right where I should be.  Well, we will ignore the fact that I have 3 posts of photos I still need to edit.  That can be a weekend project since it's FREEZING out.  Pretty sure I'm going to spend majority of my time in my Snuggie.

Today I am sharing with you a manicure I did before Halloween but didn't have time to post since I went straight into Halloween manicures.  It is a floral manicure which was inspired by this manicure by Magically Polished, formally known as Magnifique  Nails.  I fell in love with it so many months ago when she originally posted it.  I was so happy that I was able to get around to re-creating her awesome design!

Let's take a look!




Colors Used
  • Sinful Colors - Snow Me White
  • Orly - Liquid Vinyl
  • INM - Zinnia
  • INM - Brighella
  • Zoya - Tilda
Can we take a moment to talk about how proud I am of my lines!?  I did that free hand!  First time ever I successfully did free hand stripes that looked that awesome!  I'm looking back at these photos now in awe that I was able to do so.  It's still kind of a shock to me.

The INM purples really worked amazingly together for these roses!  I started off using Zinnia, the lighter of the two and created the roses with a dotting tool.  Once the dots were dry, I went through with Brighella and a nail art brush and added the details of the roses.  Both polishes from INM are perfect for nail art!  


While I loved this manicure, I probably won't do it again for a while.  It took a long time to complete because of the dry time.  First I had to wait for the base to dry, then I had to wait for the black lines to dry, then the roses, then the roses details, then the petals.  Just one thing after the other that needed to dry before I could work on the next step or add a top coat.  It was worth it though.

What do you think?  Liking the look?

Time for me to get back under that Snuggie!  Until next time, <3.