Friday, May 22, 2015

Lilac Nail Art


Good morning polished world!  How are you all today?  It's Friday so that means it is the best day of the week!  Especially because I'm heading into a three day weekend!  That reminds me, I need to paint my nails something patriotic for Memorial Day!

Spring seemed to have skipped us for a bit with a lot of 80 degree days, but finally it is here.  Funny how people are complaining that 60 degrees is too cold.  I honestly think that the 60s and 70s are perfect temperatures!

Spring time means it is lilac season!  As I have mentioned in previous years, I love lilacs, they just do not love me.  So since the pollen kills me and I can't cut them off the bushes and have a little bouquet in my room, I create a cute purple lilac design on my nails.

Let's take a look!




Colors Used:
  • China Glaze - Lotus Begin
  • China Glaze - At Vase Value
  • Zoya - Stevie
  • FingerPaints - Grassy Knoll
  • Zoya - Josie

I'm so happy I purchased Lotus Begin and At Vase Value the other day at Sally Beauty.  I have been eyeing them for awhile and finally decided to purchase them during the most recent BOGO sale.  Lotus Begin is such a gorgeous lavender purple shade which applied evenly in two coats.  I used three because I wanted the purple to really pop.  Formula was good, definitely easier to use than At Vase Value.

At Vase Value applied evenly as well in two coats, but they were very streaky.   You had to work fast otherwise it dried quickly.  Not the worst and was very workable.  I think the worst China Glaze I've worked with is I Sea the Point, but I will talk about that in another post.  This blue though of At Vase Value is gorgeous and I've been looking for a shade like this for awhile.  I can see some awesome nail art being done with it!


For the lilacs, I used two different purple polishes along with a white one and created marble dots.  To do so, you drip the three polishes on a plate/piece of foil, then take your dotting tool and dip it in all three of them.  Then you quickly dab it on the nail and you have an awesome marble look.

What do you think?  Fan of this manicure?? 

Happy Friday!  Until next time, <3.